How to Tie Your Own Bucktail Jigs

How to Tie Your Own Bucktail Jigs

How to Tie Your Own Bucktail JigsWhether you fish in freshwater or saltwater, knowing How to Tie Your Own Bucktail Jigs is an important skill to have.

Bucktail jigs are known for catching big striped bass in saltwater. But they can also catch some pretty big bass in freshwater too!

Many smallmouth bass anglers rely heavily on bucktail jigs to catch big smallmouths in the colder seasons. And although you don’t hear a lot about them being used for largemouth bass, there are a select handful of anglers who quietly use them to put big green fish in their boat regularly. They just don’t say much about it 😉

So, with all of that aside, why should you want to learn How to Tie Your Own Bucktail Jigs? Well, for starters they catch the heck out of the fish. They also look much different than most of the retail jigs you can buy at stores on online retailers. And learning how to tie your own bucktail jigs saves you a ton of cash. Nobody out there wants to spend more money than necessary on their fishing tackle!

You can choose to pour your own lead jigs. Or you can buy them already poured for you. Pouring them yourself saves you money, but it also involves your time and effort. So you will want to decide which works better for you.

Either way, once you have some good quality jigs in your hands, then you will need to get ready to start tying bucktail onto them. Learning to tie your own bucktail jigs isn’t extremely difficult, but it does take a bit of practice to get good at it.

We’ve taken all of the guess work out of it for you. We have included a video below that will walk you through the steps and have you tying your own bucktail jigs in no time at all. Just be patient and take your time.

And don’t expect to become an expert overnight. But give it some practice and you’ll soon be doing this like it’s nothing at all.

Have fun tying your own bucktail jigs. But most of all, have fun catching fish on them!

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Making Through Wire Musky Lures

Making Through Wire Musky Lures

Making Through Wire Musky LuresMaking through wire musky lures is something that not a lot of people understand. But in order to make a musky lure that will endure the vicious strikes and severe punishment it will be subjected to, it’s pretty imperative that every lure used to catch musky be fitted with through wire construction.

We want to show you how making through wire musky lures can be done by even novice lure makers. We have a video below that will demonstrate this technique, step by step. Best of all, the lure maker in this video uses an oversized lure, to make it easier to see the details of what’s being done.

Why Through Wire Construction?

The objective behind through wire construction is to create lures that will last longer and stand up to extreme conditions. Musky lures are just one example. Another good example would be lures made to catch big striped bass, or even big Peacock Bass in South America.

When a lure uses through wire construction, it will be virtually impossible for a big fish to pull the hooks from the lure. It basically eliminates a point of failure by replacing screw eyes with heavy-duty twisted wire.

How Does it Work?

Through wire construction uses a solid piece of heavy wire that runs from the nose of the lure, through to the tail hook. Additionally, some lure makers run the wire from the nose to the belly. All in all, the wire aspects of the lure are pretty close to indestructible, at least by the fish.

through wire crankbait by Brandon Seutter

Here’s a great example of through wire construction on a smaller crankbait designed to catch bass.

On most baits, the wire in the nose acts as the line tie. The wire that exits the rear of the bait is the hook hanger for the rear hook. The wire is twisted to create hook attachments that will stand up to abuse. If the lure maker chooses to run a wire to the belly hook this will eliminate the need for a screw eye in the belly.

Why Not Use Screw Eyes?

Screw eyes work well under “normal” conditions. But under the extreme conditions created by large muskies, a screw eye would more than likely be yanked from the lure body after just a few fish.

Some lure makers like to use epoxy to hold their screw eyes in place. And this is a great idea, but it still won’t create an attachment point strong enough to stand up to hooking, fighting and landing several good muskies or other large gamefish.

The Actual Process of Making Through Wire Musky Lures

Now it’s time to put theory behind us and get to work with the actual process of making through wire musky lures. Because this process has a few different steps, we have included three different videos below. These three videos cover the process pretty thoroughly.

In the first video below you will be shown how to run the wire through the body of your lure.

The second video shows how to drill through the center of your wood lure body, creating a path for your wire to run through.

The third video will show you how to twist your wire to create the loops necessary to hold the hooks and tie your line to. You will also learn how to bend the wire in a way that is sure to hold the hooks in place, even under the most demanding conditions.

We’ve also included a 4th video that shows a couple other methods for wiring a wood lure.

How to drill a hole through the center of your lure.

How to Make a Tail Loop in Your Wire

Wiring a Wooden Lure

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How to Tie Your Own Walleye Spinner Rigs

How to Tie Your Own Walleye Spinner Rigs

How to Tie Your Own Walleye Spinner RigsIf you fish for Walleye, you’ll want to learn How to Tie Your Own Walleye Spinner Rigs. Walleye are one of the most sought after gamefish species in many regions of the world.

Walleye are known for their great taste on the table and their prowess as a predator fish.

As with most gamefish, there are many ways to catch Walleye. Some people prefer to use live bait, while others like artificial lures.

Another method combines the two, using an artificial lure tipped with live bait. The spinner rig featured in this article is one such lure. It comprises spinner blades and plastic beads, while allowing for worms, night crawlers or minnows to be used for added attraction.

In today’s video, an avid Walleye angler demonstrates How to Tie Your Own Walleye Spinner Rigs. Making your own rigs not only saves you cash, but it also means you can create the custom colors and combinations you want. You’re no longer limited by what’s available on the shelves of your local tackle shop. Instead, your imagination is the only limit on what you can make.

The process of tying Your Own Walleye Spinner Rigs is pretty simple and straight forward. The trickiest part is probably tying the knots, but that’s demonstrated really well in the video below.

What’s even better is that there are no tools required to make these, with the exception of a pair of nail clippers. So you won’t need to go digging through your toolbox to find any special tools.

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Custom Painting a Bluegill Crankbait

Custom Painting a Bluegill Crankbait

Custom Painting a Bluegill CrankbaitIn the bass fishing world, the Bluegill pattern is one of the most popular crankbait patterns sold everywhere. That’s why Custom Painting a Bluegill Crankbait is a critical skill to learn if you want to sell your lures to others. Bluegill patterns flat out catch fish!

In today’s blog post we will be featuring a video lure painting tutorial from Michael Orensteen. Michael has been custom painting crankbaits and other hard body lures for quite a while now. His persistence at constantly learning new techniques, and improving his skill set has caused him to become very good at what he does!

So today he will be sharing his tips and tricks for Custom Painting a Bluegill Crankbait. Michael states right up front that painting this particular pattern isn’t nearly as hard as it looks. So, to back that claim, he shows us what it takes.

Michael does a great job of explaining how to start with a base coat and then use layers of color for a realistic look. It’s important to remember that nothing in nature is perfect. So trying to achieve perfection in your lure paint scheme isn’t necessary.

One other important point that Michael makes is that the tutorials are meant to teach methods, but not to encourage outright copying or duplication. It’s best to learn techniques and then use your imagination and experiment with variations to see what you come up with yourself.

Bluegills may look different in your area than they do in another region. So always keep that in mind when trying to mimic the natural baitfish in your area lakes, ponds and rivers. And remember that your lure isn’t going to be sitting still for the bass to examine closely. So triggering a bite is the most important thing you want to accomplish.

As always, we’ve included a list of items needed to create this type of bait and color pattern.

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Make a Simple Inline Spinner From a Kit

Make a Simple Inline Spinner From a Kit

Make a Simple Inline Spinner From a KitIf you make a simple inline spinner from a kit, you’ve just made one of the best fish catchers known to man! And because you made it from a kit, you didn’t have to shop around for lots of different parts.

Lure making kits are the cheapest and easiest way to start making your own lures. When you buy a lure making kit, you’re getting everything you need to make a fair number of lures, all in one box.

We all know that catching a fish on a lure you made yourself is one of the most satisfying aspects of fishing. Catching fish is fun. But catching fish on homemade lures is truly exciting in a way that can’t be explained.

If you were to set out to make your own inline spinners without buying a kit, you’d have to buy several different components, in various sizes and colors just to get started. That can be a bit intimidating when you’re first starting out.

But if you want to make a simple inline spinner from a kit, all of the preliminary homework has been done for you. Lure making kits are great because they include everything you need, without you having to do a lot of research and leg work tracking down the various lure parts.

All you need to do is look through your kit and pick out the parts you want to use for your new spinner. Once you do that, the rest is just a matter of assembling those parts and then going out and catching some fish!

Below you’ll find a great video tutorial that shows you each step needed to make a simple inline spinner from a kit. The tutorial is clear and concise. Best of all, it takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish!

So go ahead and grab your kit, along with a pair of pliers and wire cutters, and you’re ready to go! And, as always, you’ll find a list of needed items below the video.

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