Its fun to “Make ’em” and then catch fish with ’em.
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Homemade Lures Work
I have always thought that lures catch more fishermen in the store than fish in the water. There is no doubt that visual appeal get strikes. Keep in mind that the appeal is in:
- Shape not detail
- Color not pattern
- Action not motion
- Size not description
Fish hit by instinct not because of discernment. When what they hit isn’t food, they release it. With hooks involved, its too late. Anything you can create to imitate potential food or a potential irritant will produce strikes.
I Decided to Make ’em
As a kid, I lost lots of lures to submerged trees and unseen rocks. So, I decided to make ’em. I made the two types of lures that seemed to catch fish best.
I used materials that cost nothing and were easy to find. That way I had free lures that were easy to make and that caught fish.
The Marvelous Macaroni
is a cylindrical lure that is easy to make in different sizes and weights. It is great for bass, pike,walleyes and lake trout in any water conditions fishing on the surface to a depth of 10 feet. Small versions catch crappie, perch, bluegills and even trout.
The Brass Bomber
trolls at depths and is great for casting in water over 10 feet deep. It can easily be made in different sizes, weights and shapes. I have caught larger fish including bluefish, northern pike and lake trout on this home made job.
Make ‘Em Just Like Manufactured Lures
These lures work as well as manufactured lures, but only cost pennies. Lure kits can be fun and productive.
I created this website because I couldn’t find a fishing site I liked. While you are checking out my home made lures, take a look at how I built this website.
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