PREDALURE

ray.pngMaking your own simple lures for fishing has got to be one of the most exciting and fun experiences ever. You can decide what colour, shape and size they are. There are many easy ways to do just this, but the idea may not be that cheap in the beginning, but as you get proficient in the process, there is definitely a cost saving aspect as you produce more of your own lures.

I was first inspired about lure-making by watching a youtube video by Paul Adams (The Handmade Fisherman). It captured a simple, yet creative way to make your own lures. Of course it would be easier to run down to the local tackle store and buy a few grubs, but this was different, it was inspirational and I wanted to give it a go myself.

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THE PREPARATION

What you need:

  • Plastisol Liquid.
  • Pastisol Liquid Colouring.
  • Lure lubricant.
  • Metal Stirrer.
  • Glitter (optional).
  • Pyrex Jug.
  • Oven gloves.
  • Lure Mould (make or buy one yourself).
  • 3M Face mask
  • Microwave 700W+

THE MAKING

Let's get started.

  • Put on your 3M Face Mask.
  • Shake the Plastisol Liquid well before using it.
  • Pour a small amount of Plastisol into the Pyrex Jug (enough to full your lure mould)
  • Squirt a drop of colouring also into the Pyrex Jug
  • Stir the liquid and colour a bit.
  • Place into the Microwave and set it for 30 seconds only.
  • Lubricate the mould with your finger, using 3-4 drops, this will give the lure it's shine when finished.
  • Put on your *Oven-gloves! *MUST*
  • Take the Pyrex jug out of the Microwave and stir about 10-15 times
  • Put it back into the Microwave for another 30 seconds only.
  • Take the Pyrex jug out of the Microwave and stir about 10-15 times
  • Put it back into the Microwave for another 30 seconds only.
  • Take the Pyrex jug out of the Microwave and stir a few times.
  • Add any glitter or colouring at this point and stir again.
  • Put on the oven gloves and very very carefully, start to pour the mixture into the mould, starting from the whip-tail to the head, pour too much and it will overflow over the mould and will result in a disaster shape, you have about 30 seconds to pour the hot mixture before it starts to harden.
  • Once you have poured the mixture into the mould successfully, let it cool for about 3-4 minutes, before taking it out of the mould. It will continue to get stifen the more it cools down.
  • After it has cooled, gently take the lure out of the mould and leave on a cold surface.

THE RESULT

Is that it? Yes, that's it.... simple eh?

  • Depending on the size of your lure, will determine the size of the jig-head. Roughly a 8-10g jig-head is sufficient for the regular sized whip-tail grubs.
  • Hook the jig-head from the head down into the centre cavity of the grub, pushing the grub up the shaft towards the jig-head and piercing the lower cavity to complete the bait-hook.
  • Got it? I've called this lure "Crystal-Clear".