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Making Fishing Lures - Lure Making Design Tips
Making Fishing Lures - The Importance of Eye Spots
To make fishing lures and fishing tackle that actually catch fish, you need to have a strong understanding of response triggers. A response trigger is a fishing lure characteristic that makes a predator feel compelled to strike at it. Although there are many opinions among fishing lure makers about which response triggers actually work, there is general agreement about the effectiveness of one trigger in particular - the "eye spot" (a.k.a "eyespots"). The eye spot is considered one of the single most effective triggers on a lure. Read the full article on making fishing lure eye spots...

Paint Colors for Fishing Lures - Mixing and Matching

lure making Color Theory for Fishing Lures
For those of us who don't have a master's degree in art, the craft of mixing colors for fishing lure painting can be - to put it mildly - frustrating. We know what colors we want to create, but we have absolutely no idea how to make them or what works! Luckily, there are few basic principles that we can follow to make the task of picking and making fishing lure colors a little easier.... full fishing lure color article >>

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lure makingLure Making 101: How to Make a Wooden Fishing Lure - This instuctional guide will walk you through making a wooden lure from start to finish. To get started, you'll need a wooden block to use as the body of the lure we'll be making. The lure's body block should be a rectangular block of wood slightly larger than the dimensions of the fishing lure you want to make. In this case, we will be making a 4" (inch) crankbait, so we will need to create a body more

spinnerbaitHow to Make a Wire Fishing Lure - Learn how to make wire baits such as an inline spinner, spinnerbait, or buzzbait. This lure making instructional guide will walk you the process of making an inline spinner lure. To create a wire shaft, cut a 4" (inch) strand of wire from your wire bundle. Although the actual size of the spinner we are creating is 2 1/2", we will need the extra inch and a half for bending and accident more

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Iwata Revolution HP-CR Airbrush - Ask any lure maker and they'll tell you that having an airbrush is critical to painting fishing lures. Unfortunately, figuring out which airbrush to buy can be a confusing process for folks who have never used one. Here's our the Iwata Revolution CR, Dual Action Airbrush for around $70.
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Ranger Embossing Powder - Heat embossing has always been popular among scrapbook and stamping enthusiasts, but it wasn't until recently that it started to gain popularity among lure and tackle makers. For those who've never heard of it, embossing is a technique where you stamp ink on something, quickly add powder to the ink, and then warm the powder and ink combination with a special heat source. As the temperature of the powder/ink combination rises, it will start to "puff" up and harden, leaving you with a raised version of your original ink pattern. Lure makers and rod builders use the technique to create raised eyes, logos, and water-flow grooves on lures and to sign rods in raised ink. To learn more about embossing, click here.
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Dd you know that different size lures attract different size fish? Scientists have studied the frequency of strikes by fish of specific sizes & weights and have developed graphs that show the ideal lure length for different sizes of fish. For a 2 pound largemouth bass, they found that 6" long is the ideal length for a crankbait...but anything longer will likely not get a strike by a fish of this size.

Interested in learning all the in's and out's of fishing line? Take a minute to read through Cajun's latest article describing the differences between all the different types of line out there.

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