Balsa Lures: 5 Tips For Designing And Fishing Irresistible Baits

Balsa Lures: preformed bodies






Balsa lures will always hold a very special place in lure fishing. It’s such a superb material – light, strong, water resistant and super buoyant. The result? Lures with a super crisp action that can’t be matched by other timbers….. even less so with plastic! For me, balsa is the perfect example of why plastic will never completely replace wood in the world of lure making. Seriously, no tackle box should be without a decent selection of balsa lures. It’s as simple as that! Tips For Designing, Making & Fishing Balsa Lures 1. Use The Buoyancy To Your Advantage One of the things I love about balsa … 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






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