How to Make Redneck Fishing Lures

How to Make Redneck Fishing Lures
Redneck fishing lures might seem offensive to some people. However, when you stop to consider that there actually is a homemade lure commonly referred to as the redneck fishing lure, things start to make more sense. Add to that the fact that these lures are actually very popular and really do catch a wide variety of fish. Making your own redneck fishing lure is a simple project that is a great way to get kids involved in another aspect of fishing.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Bottle cap
  • Pliers
  • BBs
  • Drill
  • 1/8-inch drill bit
  • 2 split rings
  • Split ring pliers
  • Barrel swivel
  • Treble hook
Step 1
Place a metal beer or soda bottle cap in the jaws of a pair of pliers. Apply slight pressure to the pliers so that the cap creases and bends slightly in the middle. Do not crimp the cap completely together at this point.
Step 2
Place two or three copper BBs inside the crimped halves of the bottle cap. Press the halves of the cap together with your fingers and thumb to completely enclose the BBs. Apply only enough pressure so that the scalloped edge of the halves contact each other, leaving enough room for the BBs to move freely inside.
Step 3
Locate a point 1/4 inch from both ends of the cap for drilling a 1/8-inch-diameter hole. Use a drill and bit to make a hole on each end of the redneck lure that is centered between the crimped straight edge and the scalloped edge.
Step 4
Spread a split ring with split ring pliers and thread it into the hole in one end of the redneck lure. Spread a second split ring and thread it into the hole in the opposite end.
Step 5
Attach a barrel swivel to the split ring on one end and a treble hook to the split ring on the opposite end. Use the split ring pliers to help separate the split ring so that the swivel and hook can be more easily attached.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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