Making your own hard plastic fishing lure is a great way to catch more fish and of course, learn a new skill. Though you will purchase ready-made lures from the market, it is more enjoyable, catching more fish, and also get some excellent experience.
How to make hard plastic fishing lures? It is complex to answer the question in one line. You may need to follow different steps to make different lures. However, in this article, I am going to share with you an actionable lures-making process to help you to easily make it. So, let’s get started.
How to Make Hard Plastic Fishing Lures (Need to Follow 9 Steps)
Making lures are not much tricky thing to do. If you are a beginner, then you can also easily make the lure. So, let’s make the following 5 lures which are awesome to catch the fish so hurry. I hope that this process helps you a lot.
1. Make Your Crankbaits
Making crankbaits are one of the most tricky jobs because you are dealing with a hard body. Usually, wood and plastic are easy to make the lure. Let’s follow the below steps to make your crankbaits without any hassles.
- Step 1: Collect the wood or plastic and mark the wood or plastic look like a lure shape that means you need to make an outline.
- Step 2: Now, you should square the blank and then make the hardware.
- Step 3: Well, it is time to shape the top profile of your lure.
- Step 4: You should again use step 2.
- Step 5: When you complete the above 4 steps, then you need to shape the lure body.
- Step 6: Assemble the lure with screw eyes, twist eyes, and through the wire.
- Step 7: After that make the lure by hardening the balsa.
- Step 8: Hey don’t forget to paint your lure with a natural look.
- Step 9: Finally, dry the lure and your lure is ready to catch the fish.
I hope that this step helps you a lot to make your hard plastic fishing lure. If you are still confused to make the hard plastic lure, then you can follow the below video to make perfectly your lure.
Watch this video to make hard plastic fishing lures
Why You Should Make Your Own Lures?
There are couples of advantages I found to make my own lures. But I think the following 4 core reasons for making the hard plastic lures help you understand why you should make your own fishing lure.
1. To Save Money
Though the fishing lures are not much costly, you can also save this money to make your own lure. According to my experience, the best fishing lure price nearly 20 US dollars. So, make your hard plastic fishing lure and save your money.
2. Get Your Own Action & Colors
You may not find your desire color from the market (often occur) but if you made the lure, then you can get your desire color. On the other hand, you can make sure your own size, shape, and other factors that you may not find from a ready-made lure.
3. To Help You Catch More Fish
When you have your own color, own size, and other factors perfectly that means you can easily catch more fish with a lure. Though the fishing lure-making process is tough enough, you can easily do it several times to complete the process the first time. So, make your lure and catch more fish.
Making the lure is a truly enjoyable task. Even a beginner person also makes the lures after following the above video. When you finally make your lure it may satisfaction and enjoyable for you and you also inspire to make a lure again.
FAQs (Frequently Ask Questions)
Q: Which is better wood or plastic to make the lure?
A: According to my experience plastic materials are good enough for making lures. You can use several times a plastic lure without any damages issue. On the other hand, plastic lures are look likes natural and capable to catch more fish.
Making lures is truly well enough for a fisherman. Most pro fisherman love to make the fishing lure using plastic and wood. If you are the person who wants to make the lure using hard plastic, then you can check out the above steps or also watch the video.
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