How to Make Your Own Fishing Lures Kit

How to Make Your Own Fishing Lures KitMaking fishing lures at home provides another aspect to the sport of fishing aside from angling for fish. Many anglers enjoy creating and making their own custom creations at home rather than purchasing lures from a store. Making lures allows for a high degree of customization and creativity and can prove to be a relaxing hobby. Lure making can be greatly aided by organizing into a single kit the wide variety of components required to make lures.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Plastic container with dividers
  • Lure-making components (wire, spinner blades, rubber skirts, etc.)
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters
Step 1
Determine the type of lure that you will be making. Consider making more than one kit if you enjoy making in-line spinners, crank baits, buzz baits and other lures. Different lures can require various components that are unique.
Step 2
Choose a plastic container with dividers. Inspect the container closely to determine if the lid closes completely, if the dividers are tall enough, and if there will be enough room for the components needed for the lure.
Step 3
Include variations of the same component in the lure kit. Choose different size, shape and color spinner blades, for example, to include in a spinner-blade or in-line spinner lure kit. Include other variations, such as different sizes of hooks, beads and different color rubber skirts.
Step 4
Arrange and organize the lure kit based on your personal preferences. Consider placing all of the small components, such as beads, clevis and split rings, in one area, and putting larger components, such as spinner blades, in another.
Step 5
Close the lid of the box once the kit is assembled to check that the lid fits securely on the body of the box. Rearrange the components in the kit if necessary until the lid closes securely.

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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