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Build Your Own Kastmaster Style Fishing Spoons

Build Your Own Kastmaster Style Fishing Spoons

Kastmaster style spoons have been around for decades. They flat out catch fish, whether in freshwater or saltwater. So we’d like to show you how to Build Your Own Kastmaster Style Fishing Spoons, and save some money in the process.

With these lures being made of solid steel, the prices have recently started climbing substantially. And, with these increases, this style of lure is no longer inexpensive to buy.

Save Money By Making Them Yourself

But, there is good news! We’re going to show you how to Build Your Own Kastmaster Fishing Spoons for Cheap, saving you some of your hard-earned money for other things.

You can learn to Build Your Own Kastmaster Fishing Spoons. It’s quite simple to do, since there are only a few components involved. The time it will take you to make one is minimal, at less than 5 minutes.

We’ve listed all of the required components below, as well as a few accessories to make the task even easier. And the only tools you will need is a pair of good split ring pliers. You can see them here.

Quick, Easy Lure Assembly

Be sure that you know the front of the lure from the back, since they look pretty much the same at a quick glance. On these lures, the front is the skinnier end, and the rear is the fatter end. So be sure to attach your hook to the fat end.

Select the size spoon you’d like to work with in order to get started. Then add a single treble hook to the tail split ring. If you don’t want any further customizations, you’re all done.

Customize Your Spoon

But, if you prefer to build your lures to suit a particular species or a certain body of water, then feel free to use lure tape or lure dip to very quickly and easily customize the color of the bait.

Sometimes the slightest variation in color can make the difference between getting bites or going home empty-handed. So don’t be afraid to experiment!

The video below walks you through the steps to Build Your Own Kastmaster Style Fishing Spoons. So follow along, and then take your new spoons out and catch some fish!

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If you’d like to learn how to make a Chatterbait style bladed jig, click here.

Special thanks to Spilt Milt Productions for creating this great video.

And, as always, if you need any kind of lure-making supplies, be sure to visit our website, at http://lurepartsonline.com

How to Tie a Wooly Bucktail Hair Jig

How to Tie a Wooly Bucktail Hair Jig

How to Tie a Wooly Bucktail Hair JigIt’s late in the Fall season here in the USA, so the water temperatures are dropping as we move closer to Winter. Seasoned anglers know that hair jigs catch more fish in cold water than standard silicone-skirted jigs. They are especially good at catching big smallmouth bass. So sit back and learn How to Tie a Wooly Bucktail Hair Jig, so you can put more fish in the boat this late fall season!

The list of items used for the Wooly Bucktail Hair Jig is pretty short, the core of which is a small leadhead jig that’s had the lead collar cut off. We will include a complete list of the items at the end of this post.

Getting Started

After securing your jighead in your vise, you’ll need to apply a light coat of brush-on super glue to the hook shank. This helps to keep the thread from sliding down the shank when the lure is finished.

Next, you’ll apply some base wraps with your 210 Denier thread. After this, you’ll begin layering your bucktail on with your thread and bobbin. Be sure the bucktail covers the hook all the way around, not just on the top or the bottom.

Layers and More Layers

How to Tie a Wooly Bucktail Hair JigYour next step will be to use some crystal flash accents in the skirt, to give it some highlights. The Krystal Flash gets doubled over, which makes it impossible for it to be pulled out later on when fishing with it.

You’ll now be adding some deer belly hair. This gives the jig a sort of “head” that completely changes the jig’s profile. The dear hair is tied onto the jig using a zig-zag type of motion, which prevents the hair from getting flattened out as the thread is wrapped around it.

As with the initial layers of bucktail, be sure the deer hair covers all around the jig evenly. Scissors will be used to trim the deer belly hair on a taper. But be sure not to accidentally cut the bucktail when doing this.

The abundance of deer belly hair causes the jig to fall very slowly, making it very hard for the bass to ignore as it falls into its habitat. This means that the vast majority of bites you get will be as the jig drops to the bottom.

The final piece of this jig is some living rubber strands that you’ll add. Living rubber works much better in cold water than silicone skirt material. So it’s important not to use silicone for this step. You’ll be using 6 strands for this jig.

Give the rubber legs a nice collar to hold it all in place, and then whip finish it to complete the tying steps.

The final step is to apply some head cement.

There you have it! You’ve learned How to Tie a Wooly Bucktail Hair Jig! Now go catch some fish with it!

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If you’d like to learn how to wire tie a Jig skirt, click here.

And, as always, if you need any kind of lure-making supplies, be sure to visit our website, at http://lurepartsonline.com

How to Tie a Peanut Head Smallmouth Jig

How to Tie a Peanut Head Smallmouth Jig

How to Tie a Peanut Head Smallmouth JigAs fall moves in, Smallmouth anglers across the USA are gearing up to catch big smallies on various jigs. So we wanted to show you How to Tie a Peanut Head Smallmouth Jig so you can take advantage of this great bait.

It’s well known that smallmouth typically prefer very specific kinds of baits. This is also true when it comes to jigs.

And when you tie your own jigs, it gives you even more versatility when it comes to creating that perfect jig that’s just what the smallies in your home lake will devour.

Why a Peanut Jig?

These jigs have a smaller profile than typical jigs used for largemouth bass. They also use colors that are a bit different. And because many smallmouths inhabit areas with few or no weeds, you don’t even need to worry about a weed guard or brush guard on them.

The cool part is that this jig is actually built on a head designed for Walleye. But because jigs are versatile, this one has been tweaked to appeal to smallies. A small wire bait keeper has also been added to hold soft plastic trailers in place, without having to glue them on.

The video below will show you exactly what you need and will walk you through the entire process, showing you How to Tie a Peanut Head Smallmouth Jig.

Remember that the colors used in this video can be changed up to create the jig you think will work best on the lakes in your area.

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If you’d like to learn how to wire tie a Jig skirt, click here.

And, as always, if you need any kind of lure-making supplies, be sure to visit our website, at http://lurepartsonline.com

How to Pour Two Color Soft Plastic Baits

How to Pour Two Color Soft Plastic Baits

How to Pour Two Color Soft Plastic BaitsIf you want to learn How to Pour Two Color Soft Plastic Baits, you’ve found the right place! A lot of anglers have learned how to make their own soft plastic baits, but without some experienced guidance it’s not always easy to learn How to Pour Two Color Soft Plastic Baits.

At the end of this article is a great video that will walk you through the steps. In the meantime, here is some info to lead into that video and get you prepared to pour your own two color soft plastics baits.

The Advantages of Making Your Own Lures

One of the great things about pouring your own soft plastic baits is that you can make the custom colors that you know will work for you. This also allows you to experiment with new colors and test them on your local lake.

You can do an endless amount of testing and tweaking in order to figure out what works best for you under any conditions you encounter.

Pouring Two Colors Can Be Intimidating at First

For many, using a two color bait is critical to getting bites. Pouring a single color is super easy. But learning How to Pour Two Color Soft Plastic Baits can be a bit intimidating.

By the time you finish this article and the video below, you’ll no longer be intimidated, and you’ll know what it takes to know How to Pour Two Color Soft Plastic Baits.

The secret to making it as easy as possible is in using the dual injector. This tool will make creating two-color baits incredibly easy and painless. The dual injector is used with a blending block that allows two colors of soft plastic to be injected into your mold at the same time. This saves a ton of work and makes the process very easy!

The hardest part, which isn’t very hard at all, will be choosing the two colors that you want to work with! And as we mentioned above, you can experiment and tweak to your heart’s content until you get the colors just right.

And, please be sure to use all of the necessary protective equipment to prevent burns and inhaling fumes from the hot plastic. Your hands and lungs will thank you 🙂

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If you’d like to learn more about how to make soft plastic swimbaits, click here.

And, as always, if you need any kind of lure-making supplies, be sure to visit our website, at http://lurepartsonline.com

How to Make Holographic 3D Eyes for Fishing Lures

How to Make Holographic 3D Eyes for Fishing Lures

How to Make Holographic 3D Eyes for Fishing LuresMaking homemade lures, especially wood lures, requires that you add some kind of eye to the lure before it’s finished. Many people opt to buy eyes that are already made, and simply stick them on. But some people want to know how to make holographic 3D eyes for fishing lures because they want their lure to be 100% custom made.

Today’s blog post will show you How to Make Holographic 3D Eyes for Fishing Lures, step by step. It’s not a complicated process, but it does have a few steps involved.

Keep in mind that there are many different ways to Make Holographic 3D Eyes for Fishing Lures, so the method covered here is just one of them. But this particular method works well and can be completed by just about anyone with the right tools, the right components to work with and a a little bit of their time.

Let’s Get Started

The first step you’ll need to take is to print some eyes on adhesive backed decal paper. Then you will need to cut the printed eyes into smaller sheets of paper to make them easier to work with.

The smaller sheets are then placed in water for a short time (40-50 seconds), and then placed onto holographic foil. Once secured onto the foil, each individual eye is stamped out using a leather hole punch.

The individual eyes are then placed onto screw heads with a bit of glue, allowing a small amount of epoxy to be placed onto the top of each one. A heat gun is then used to remove any air bubbles that might have formed in the epoxy.

Let the epoxy cure until fully hardened. Then, removes the eyes from the drying rack, peel and enjoy!

For this process you’ll need a few things. We’ve listed everything below, underneath the video.

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If you’d like to learn how to make a Chatterbait style bladed jig, click here.

And, as always, if you need any kind of lure-making supplies, be sure to visit our website, at http://lurepartsonline.com