Homemade Vintage Fishing Lures

Homemade Vintage Fishing Lures
Throughout the years, all types of lures have been used by anglers in an effort to attract and catch fish. Some lures proved to be ineffective, while others work very well and are widely used. A vintage lure is an older type that has proven its worth and is widely recognized as being effective. Reproducing vintage lures is not as difficult as it may seem. With a basic household item and a few tools, it is possible to make vintage lures at home.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Spoon
  • Metal saw
  • File
  • Permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Drill with bit
  • Split rins (2)
  • Treble hook
Step 1
Select a spoon in the size of your choice. Place the spoon on a sturdy work surface and cut the handle off with a hacksaw or similar metal-cutting saw.
Step 2
File and smooth the area where the handle was removed. Round any rough edges and corners with a fine metal file.
Step 3
Mark a point at the front and back of the spoon with a permanent marker. Make the marks 1/4 inch from both ends and position them so they are in a straight line with each other in the center of the spoon.
Step 4
Place a small drill bit in a drill and make a hole at each marked point on the spoon. Take your time and make sure the holes are located at the marked points to ensure the balance of the spoon lure.
Step 5
Attach a split ring to both holes. Thread a treble hook onto the split ring located on the larger end of the spoon. Attach a fishing line to the split ring at the opposite small end of the spoon.

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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