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#11795639 - 08/24/16 10:38 PM The monster has arrived
Thecrankster Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 298
Loc: DFW
Me and my son are going to make our own lures and fishing rods(This wI'll cone later)....Are we crazy or smart? I found Jig/Spinner bait making materials online someone is selling and bartered with them...Now I'm doing this to give me and him something to do together when not fishing
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#11795659 - 08/24/16 11:02 PM Re: The monster has arrived [Re: Thecrankster]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2489
Loc: Arlington
Smart. I've thought about doing the same thing. Would be a good hobby.

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#11795801 - 08/25/16 06:58 AM Re: The monster has arrived [Re: Thecrankster]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3949
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Sounds fun on the days you two cannot be fishing. Just remember, absolutely nothing beats time on the water for getting better.
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#11795915 - 08/25/16 08:08 AM Re: The monster has arrived [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Thecrankster Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 298
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Sounds fun on the days you two cannot be fishing. Just remember, absolutely nothing beats time on the water for getting better.

Can't agree more found a 18 acre lake he can fish everyday after school...He has a friend who drives and loves to bass fish Lake is 10 min from his school...
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#11795936 - 08/25/16 08:23 AM Re: The monster has arrived [Re: Thecrankster]
Ranger1 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 5625
Loc: Allen, Texas
I think if you are going to make your own lures for retail, it is imperative to only make them out of the upmost quality material. Don't sacrifice with cheap hardware. JMO
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#11796381 - 08/25/16 12:02 PM Re: The monster has arrived [Re: Thecrankster]
96speed Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/12/10
Posts: 1100
Loc: Houston, TX
I make some of my own because i prefer certain baits in hooks/colors that aren't available any more, but it would be much cheaper to buy them if I could. I enjoy tinkering so if that's your thing then go for it. Be careful with lead. I use latex gloves, respirator, eyewear, and a fan. I only work outside and make sure to wash my hands immediately after I come inside.

And I agree with the above ^^^ Don't waste time with garbage hooks. Its kind of painful buying good hooks in 50-100 packs, but worth it in the long run.



Edited by 96speed (08/25/16 12:04 PM)
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#11796467 - 08/25/16 12:45 PM Re: The monster has arrived [Re: Thecrankster]
Thecrankster Offline
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Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 298
Loc: DFW
Just mine and his and high school bass teams use...No Retail
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#11796792 - 08/25/16 03:48 PM Re: The monster has arrived [Re: Thecrankster]
topwater sniper Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 48
That first fish you catch on a lure you made yourself is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! :-)

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