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Lure making
« on: April 20, 2011, 05:53:17 PM »
Hi guys,
just wondering if any of you guys make your own lures, because I have a couple of questions.
What material do you use for bibs(reasons are helpful)?
What treble hooks are best to use?
Is it worthwhile?
I want to know this because I wouldn't mind making some lures for yellowbelly and Murray cod, and possibly some for bass.

Thanks,
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Re: Lure making
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 06:33:26 PM »
G'day mate.  Made a few, just copied a Cod lure with a lot of action.

The bibs seemed to be hard to get correct as it sent them left or right.  The best was with the bib as an extension of the body wood.

But with the effort that goes into getting it correct and strong enough to hold that big one that could come along plus painting etc, I found it better to buy them.

Spinner baits will catch all you mentioned.

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Re: Lure making
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 09:52:03 PM »
Bing

There are a couple of good websites in Oz that are on this subject. Lures and More and Lure Lovers.

I have found the fellas at Lure lovers very helpful, I had all intentions of getting started on a few myself but I just can't find the time.

Bibs can be aluminum or plastic, timbers most use white beech or Cedar, but there are plenty of others you can use.

Google those sites and you will find all the information you need.

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Re: Lure making
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 12:08:28 AM »
G'Day Binga,

You can buy bibs around the traps (I'm looking at getting a bunch soon myself). I prefer metal / allow bibs for cod & golden perch lures but there's nothing wrong with lexan (plastic). In saying that, I enjoy making my own, it all adds to the "hand made" tag & the enjoyment of making your own from scratch.

Thickness in bibs can also make a difference in how a lure will perform. I did some trials with Horsey Lures years ago when he was testing some thicker lexan for greater strength, think he went from 1.2 to 1.6 thick but in exactly the same shape & it changed the action alot; one lure very much for the worse IMHO.

I've sat & worked with Garra Lures & he marks all his out on sheets of alloy with a scribe, then cuts & drills them by hand; its great to watch a master at work.

Give them a try mate.

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Re: Lure making
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 05:01:58 AM »
My mate Ferg makes some beauties - Hardest part is getting the bib in straight. Metal bibs are a little more forgiving (can slightly twist them as a last resort!) also make it easier to fine tune the depth of the lure (bend up or down slightly).

My favourite home made job is a copy of a rapala minnow.


 

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