While many fishermen buy their lures, others opt to craft their own. Lure-making enables you create something unique that’s tailored for specific species of fish and specific conditions. Find out how to get started.
Gather your tools, including: coping saw, pocket knife, bobbin, lacquer or vinyl paints in various colors, various colors of thread, fly-tying vise, assorted sand paper, hackle pliers, split ring pliers, crimping tool, scissors, hair stacker, head cement, wire former and a half-inch tool.
Decide which type of lure you will make. Lures will vary depending on the species of fish, the depth at which the fish are running, the color of the fish prey, the action you need from the lure, water clarity and weather.
Remember that lure-making takes trial and error. Keep at it even if your first lures aren't successful.