texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
FunNSunTackle, Noahsmith0218, fisherman18, Davvyboy1, aggiegolfer09
109183 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,012
hopalong 78,903
Pilothawk 77,397
John175® 69,705
JDavis7873® 67,392
Derek 🐝 61,601
Tritonman 58,365
LoneStarSon® 54,784
Mark Perry 54,468
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics775,509
Posts12,977,786
Members109,183
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
DIY Lure! Easy To Make #12485497
10/31/17 01:45 PM
10/31/17 01:45 PM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 324
Sherman, TX
B
Banker Fisherman Offline OP
Angler
Banker Fisherman  Offline OP
Angler
B

Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 324
Sherman, TX
Hello Fellow Anglers!

I wanted to share something that a lot of you have probably seen before, but may have never tried it. This lure is fairly straight forward and can be customized. Please let me know if yall have any questions, but I hope this inspires some to try this.

So I first started out by going through my tackle box and seeing what I had....I wanted to make this something that didn't require going out and buying little if nothing.

I found a thin wire hook that I would usually have a cricket on. I am sorry I don't know the exact size, but it was the right shaft length I was looking for and the eye was small enough to thread through the paracord I already had.

I then found 40ft of blue paracord I had left over from a project I did a long time ago. The paracord diameter was a little more narrow than I was thinking about, but it ended working well in the end.

First what you do is start to fray out the outer sheath to reveal the white inner string. The paracord I have only had one string, but other larger paracords out there will have more.

Once you have the inner white string exposed, pull out about 1/2" of it and then grab your hook. Take the eye of the hook and thread it inside the paracord. Now I pushed it in until the frayed outer sheath began to curve up the hook bend. The reason being is because once I have the cord cut, I will fray out the outer sheath a little more.

Once the hook is in the paracord, take some scissors and cut the cord just in front of where the eye is. Now take a lighter and seal the end of the paracord to where it shrinks behind the eye of the hook. Now some instructions will tell you to squeeze the cord onto the shaft of the hook so it will stick and not move. Now that may work on some larger hooks or larger cord. I found that it may stick for a little bit, but with a little movement it will come loose. I will explain later some ways to help secure the cord.

Now that your cord is sealed, time to fray out the cord sheath and the white inner string. This can be done with your fingers or take another fish hook and use the point to spread apart the threads. This will give the lure more of a profile.

This is where most instructions stop, but I decided to take it a little further. This lure is nice as is, it is a great lure for pond fishing or going with a nice finesse approach. I decided that this lure needed a little more weight so I took some split shot weights and spread them apart to where it would fit the shaft of the hook. Then I clenched it down which not only gave the lure weight, but secures the cord to the shaft of the hook.

Now if you want to secure the cord to the hook another way, some Gel Super Glue works wonders as well.

Another step that I took was adding some skirting to this. I looked into my stash and picked out some colours I thought would work well. Chartreuse Glitter with Blue Blood Craw. I just took 3 strands each and that made up the skirt.

Now I will say that the o-ring for the skirt was not SUPER tight on there, so maybe some smaller O-rings in the future...but for now it is on there and not loose.

As for testing this lure out, I have not thrown it yet, but I will tomorrow. I have it on an ultra-light spinning set up and will throw it at some local ponds.

Thank you for your time in reading this post and I hope it inspires you to try and make some easy homemade lures.


Re: DIY Lure! Easy To Make [Re: Banker Fisherman] #12486373
10/31/17 10:40 PM
10/31/17 10:40 PM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 324
Sherman, TX
B
Banker Fisherman Offline OP
Angler
Banker Fisherman  Offline OP
Angler
B

Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 324
Sherman, TX
Got this tied on and ready to throw it tomorrow, ready to see what it looks like in the water and hopefully catch some fish. Will follow up with pictures and findings.


Re: DIY Lure! Easy To Make [Re: Banker Fisherman] #12486455
10/31/17 11:26 PM
10/31/17 11:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 7,247
Xenia, Ohio
Dag˛Bill Online content
TFF Celebrity
Dag˛Bill  Online Content
TFF Celebrity

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 7,247
Xenia, Ohio
I like making stuff and I hope you catch some good ones. All lures started somewhere.


"If you're going through hell keep going." Winston Churchill

Originally Posted By: 1ShotNoKills
I open mouth kiss my sisters
Re: DIY Lure! Easy To Make [Re: Banker Fisherman] #12488462
11/02/17 01:46 AM
11/02/17 01:46 AM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 324
Sherman, TX
B
Banker Fisherman Offline OP
Angler
Banker Fisherman  Offline OP
Angler
B

Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 324
Sherman, TX
Well it was a success!

Took this out to a local pond and it caught two fish out of about 15 minutes or throwing it around. I tried some different retrieves such as dragging it on the bottom, hopping it and even pitching it close to cover. It was a steady retrieve with some spuratic twitches that did the trick. Almost like retrieving a swim bait. I am sorry I don’t have any water shots of the lure, but it did catch some fish:




Re: DIY Lure! Easy To Make [Re: Banker Fisherman] #12488640
11/02/17 03:38 AM
11/02/17 03:38 AM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,479
75070
DanDaBald Online crying
TFF Celebrity
DanDaBald  Online Crying
TFF Celebrity

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,479
75070
Free is always good.

Thanks for sharing !


flag NEVER FORGET 9/11/2001 flag
Re: DIY Lure! Easy To Make [Re: DanDaBald] #12488838
11/02/17 12:03 PM
11/02/17 12:03 PM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 324
Sherman, TX
B
Banker Fisherman Offline OP
Angler
Banker Fisherman  Offline OP
Angler
B

Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 324
Sherman, TX
Originally Posted By: DanDaBald
Free is always good.

Thanks for sharing !


No problem, I hope it inspires some to take a look through their gear and see what possibilities there might be.


Re: DIY Lure! Easy To Make [Re: Banker Fisherman] #12490320
11/03/17 12:47 PM
11/03/17 12:47 PM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 324
Sherman, TX
B
Banker Fisherman Offline OP
Angler
Banker Fisherman  Offline OP
Angler
B

Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 324
Sherman, TX
Originally Posted By: Banker Fisherman
Well it was a success!

Took this out to a local pond and it caught two fish out of about 15 minutes or throwing it around. I tried some different retrieves such as dragging it on the bottom, hopping it and even pitching it close to cover. It was a steady retrieve with some spuratic twitches that did the trick. Almost like retrieving a swim bait. I am sorry I don’t have any water shots of the lure, but it did catch some fish:





Re: DIY Lure! Easy To Make [Re: Banker Fisherman] #12490376
11/03/17 01:24 PM
11/03/17 01:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 17,005
Dallas, TX
C
collincountytx Online content
TFF Guru
collincountytx  Online Content
TFF Guru
C

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 17,005
Dallas, TX
smile thumb


[Linked Image]
The Longhorns are back
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2