How to Make Bass Fishing Lures

How to Make Bass Fishing Lures
Bass fishing has long been a favorite among outdoorsmen, but with the publicity that the sport has gotten on television, its popularity is reaching new levels. The spinner bait also has a long history of success, and it is just as effective in luring bass today as always. Some bass fishermen have taken up making their own bass lures in order to get them exactly to their specifications, and you can, too.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Treble hook
  • Open loop wire spinner shaft
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Prism tape
  • Spinner body blanks
  • Lure paint & brush (optional)
  • Stirrup clevis
Step 1
Place the eye of the hook onto the open loop wire shaft.
Step 2
Take the wire shaft in your hand and pinch both ends of the wire together with the pliers.
Step 3
Cut a piece of prism tape to fit, using the spinner body blank as a guide. Then press the prism tape onto the blank. Alternatively, you can choose to hand paint the spinner body blank.
Step 4
Slide the spinner body blank onto the wire. Cut the tag end of the wire off, and then slide on a stirrup clevis.
Step 5
Grab hold of the wire 1/4 inch above the clevis by using the needle-nose pliers. Turn the pliers, bending and wrapping the wire about three-fourths of the way around the nose of the pliers.
Step 6
Wrap the tag end of the wire tightly around the shaft two times. Trim off the excess wire to finish the spinner.

Article Written By Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.

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