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

7 Tips For How To Use Screw Eyes

How To Use Screw Eyes For Maximum Strength

Want to know how to use screw eyes for lure making? I know it seems like a simple thing to do, but the truth is that there’s a STRONG way to use them and a WEAK way. And just a few little tricks can make all the difference, so read on my friend! One of the challenges with screw eyes for wooden lure making is that the tow point and the rear hook hanger are usually driven into end grain. And end grain has poor thread strength. And it gets worse. End grain has the highest potential for water absorption and the … more

Lipless Baits: 3 Simple Secrets For Outstanding Success

Towpoint location on lipless wooden crankbaits

I love lipless crankbaits! I reckon just adding a few of these lures into your arsenal pretty much doubles lure fishing options. Why? Because they are fished so differently to most bibbed lures. They cast like bullets, can be fished fast or slow and are capable of vertical jigging. Most important, they move a massive amount of water with each side to side movement, which creates a very strong vibration that predatory fish pick up from miles away. Yet, when it comes to recreational lure making, not many guys ever attempt this style of lure. Especially not wooden lure makers. But they’re … more