Diving Lures: How To Wire For Peace Of Mind

Diving Lures Through Wire Configuration

Lure making is never short of a challenge! For example, a problem when making medium and deep diving lures with the towpoint on the lip is the tendency for the lip to snap under the strain of a big fish. To stabilize the action, diving lips are often narrow where the they enter the wooden lure body, creating a weakness. And when it snaps the fish and lure are both lost. Commercial lure makers overcome this by reinforcing the underside of the diving lip. That’s easy to do if your lip is molded into a plastic lure body, but it’s a little more challenging if … more

Hard Baits: Correct Weight Placement In Deep Divers

Hard Baits: Effect Of Weight Placement

One of the tricks to making deep diving hard baits is knowing how much weight to use internally. And just as important is where you place the weight. It’s one of the little secrets of lure making! The natural assumption is that weighting deep divers helps overcome the buoyancy of the wood. But that’s actually not what it does! In fact, just moving the weight forward or backward inside the lure body can make a huge difference! It affects both the action and diving depth, even though the amount of weight hasn’t changed! Hard Baits And Weight Placement: Resolving The Mystery! If it … more

Deep Diving Crankbaits: Design Tips

example of a deep dicing crankbait

Deep diving crankbaits are a special type of fishing lure, both in terms of their design and how they are fished. And for some reason they seem to be an area of particular difficulty when it comes to lure making. So in this article we’ll cover some tips for designing your handmade wooden lures to dive deep. For those wanting some tips on how to fish deep diving crankbaits (and other crankbait styles) effectively, I have an eBook available on Kindle, iTunes and (of course) on this website – you’ll find it here. Design Tip For Deep Diving Crankbaits Tip #1: Don’t Buy Into The … more