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 Pro Tips For Using Screw Eyes And Glued Eyelets In Lure Making

How To Use Screw Eyes For Maximum Strength

Being able to choose and install fishing lure screw eyes and twist eyelets properly is important. In fact, it should be one of the first lure making lessons for noobs. After all, a screw eye is more likely to pull out when you’re fighting a monster than a small fish…. So don’t let that happen! That’s why in this article I’ll look at the various screw eyes and twist eyelets that can be used in wooden lure making. I’ll also look at how and when to use them in your lures and give you a bunch tips on how to use screw eyes. … 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