How to Make Your Own Fishing Lure in Metal Shop

How to Make Your Own Fishing Lure in Metal Shop
A variety of lures are used by anglers when fishing for various species in both fresh and saltwater. Used for to construct jigs, spinners and spoons, metal is a traditional material that has been utilized in lure construction for many years. Metal shop classes are typically structured to provide basic metal working skills with the opportunity many times to take on individual projects. Making a metal lure in shop class can be a great project.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Metal tablespoon
  • Metal saw
  • Flat metal file
  • Drill with 1/16 inch drill bit
  • Split rings
  • Split ring pliers
  • Treble hook
Step 1
Place a metal tablespoon on a sturdy work surface. Hold the spoon so the handle is accessible and cut the handle from the spoon with a metal saw.
Step 2
Smooth the rough cut edge where the cut was made with a flat metal file. Remove any rough edges and round the spoon to continue the shape of the spoon.
Step 3
Drill a 1/16 hole with a drill and bit in both ends of the spoon. Drill the holes do they are centered between the edges of the spoon and approximately 1/4 inch from the ends.
Step 4
Spread a split ring with a pair of split ring pliers and thread onto both holes in the spoon.
Step 5
Spread the split ring on the larger end of the spoon with the split ring pliers and thread on a treble hook.

Tips & Warnings

Attach fishing line to the split ring on the smaller end of the spoon without a hook using a knot such as the Palomar or uni.

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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