How to Make Musky Lures

How to Make Musky Lures
As with many other types of fish, musky have a loyal following of individuals who enjoy the sport and work to create new lures and baits for catching the large game fish. Making a musky lure can be enjoyable, as it is a creative process allowing for varying degrees of personal preference.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Things You’ll Need:
  • Stainless spring wire
  • Pliers with cutters
  • Preformed rubber skirt
  • Various color and material beads
  • Weighted body
  • Willow blade assembly
  • Treble hook
 
Step 1
Insert the end of the wire through the eye of the hook and bend in a U shape. Bend the end of the wire back to the main wire and wrap two to three times.
Step 2
Slide a rubber skirt down the wire so that the skirt hangs over the hook. This will serve as an attractor as well as to disguise the hooks.
Step 3
Add two to three beads above the skirt. The beads may be metal, glass or plastic. Select bead color based on bait fish or other attractors that may be in the area.
Step 4
Slide a weighted body on to the wire above the beads. The body should be weighted to help the lure dive down to depths where musky may be located. The color of the body should be matched to the skirt or natural bait in the area.
Step 5
Attach the U pivot through the spinner blade hole and thread the wire through the U pivot. Place another bead above the U.
Step 6
Form a loop with the wire above the top bead and wrap the wire around the main wire two to three times. This loop will serve as a point in which fishing line may be tied.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Allow room for the beads and body to move slightly against one another. This will produce a clacking sound which will attract fish.
 
Use care when bending and cutting spring wire. It is possible to receive a puncture or cut from the wire. Use caution when handling hooks.
 
Use care when bending and cutting spring wire. It is possible to receive a puncture or cut from the wire.
 
Use caution when handling hooks.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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