DIY Fishing Spoons

DIY Fishing Spoons
Spoons are effective in catching a wide range of fish and are one of the oldest lure types in the world. Making your own fishing spoons is fun, easy and saves money.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Spoon blank Two split rings Swivel Hook Lure tape Pliers
  • Spoon blank
  • Two split rings
  • Swivel
  • Hook
  • Lure tape
  • Pliers
Step 1
Making a spoon is relatively easy, but the beauty of the process lies in the customization that can be done to make your creation stand out.
Step 2
Start by adding the split rings to the top and bottom holes found on the spoon blank. Most spoons are tapered with the thinner section at the top. Use pliers to open the split ring, then slide the opening in the hole of the spoon and rotate it until the entire ring has passed through the hole.
Step 3
Add the hook to the bottom split ring. Open the split ring with the pliers, insert the hook in the opening and rotate the ring until the hook is attached.
Step 4
Once the hook is on the bottom of the spoon, add the swivel to the top split ring. Use the same process as adding the hook. A swivel is important because it will help keep your line from getting twisted by the rotating action of the spoon.
Step 5
Add a piece of lure tape to give the spoon extra color and flash. Contrasting colors always work well on a spoon; try a piece of yellow tape across an orange spoon to brighten your offering to the fish.

Tips & Warnings

 
When adding tape to the spoon, lay it across the spoon and cut the excess with a pair of sharp scissors. Spend a little more money for chemically sharpened hooks. The points are razor-sharp and last longer than conventional hooks.
 
When adding tape to the spoon, lay it across the spoon and cut the excess with a pair of sharp scissors.
 
Spend a little more money for chemically sharpened hooks. The points are razor-sharp and last longer than conventional hooks.
 
Always wear gloves to prevent being poked by the hook.

Article Written By Brian M. Kelly

Brian M. Kelly has been freelance writing since 2003. His work has been published in respected outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Life, Great Lakes Angler and Salmon Trout Steelheader. He holds an associate's degree in automated machine design from Macomb College.

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