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Today I made three new baits. All of pine. I make everything except the hooks. They are like little, quick, art projects. Pine, carving, painting, clear coating, fishing.

I have a video that shows their build from start to finish, and them in the water at the end.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.





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#1 posted 06-05-2020 01:41 PM

Those look terrific. I love seeing these lures guys make. I want to get into it myself, with saltwater lures. I’ll take a look at the video too. Great job, and thx for the video. If it’s not too much trouble, could you post a list of the things you would recommend are needed for making lures? Thx again.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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#2 posted 06-05-2020 01:46 PM

Wonderful thing about woodworking…it can be a part of, and add to the joy of many other pass times.
Beautiful lures Craftsman…

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#3 posted 06-05-2020 02:20 PM

Nothing like the excitement of catching a fish…....heightened by the fact that you caught it with a lure that you made. I remember when I caught my first fish on a spinner lure I made. It was a little Northern. After I took it out of its mouth all of the hair on my lure fell off. Here’s hoping yours will last longer than mine and catch more fish.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 06-05-2020 03:20 PM



Those look terrific. I love seeing these lures guys make. I want to get into it myself, with saltwater lures. I ll take a look at the video too. Great job, and thx for the video. If it s not too much trouble, could you post a list of the things you would recommend are needed for making lures? Thx again.

- JRAP

Better than that, when I started making lures I made a webpage on my website of the stuff I had to get to get up to speed. It's found here.

Bottom line is…. it costs about $200 for the airbrush and paints. The rest of the stuff can be just a few bucks here and there… epoxy resin for the topcoat, hooks, split rings, plastic for bill, superglue.

After the airbrush, you can get by minimally, or expand for convenience anc ease. And it only takes a piece of pine or other wood that you can fit in your hand. I’ve made a dozen lures on one bd ft of pine I had in the attic.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 06-05-2020 03:24 PM


Wonderful thing about woodworking…it can be a part of, and add to the joy of many other pass times.
Beautiful lures Craftsman…

- RCCinNC

Ya, I know what you mean… I’ve sort of finished remodeling the house, making the furniture, building decks etc. (see my project gallery) After years of doing that out of necessity I don’t want to make a chair for the heck of it. Each lure is like a little art project, finished in a day or two, and used. And, it’s a lot easier to manage in the shop than a dresser, or platform bed.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 06-05-2020 03:26 PM



Nothing like the excitement of catching a fish…....heightened by the fact that you caught it with a lure that you made. I remember when I caught my first fish on a spinner lure I made. It was a little Northern. After I took it out of its mouth all of the hair on my lure fell off. Here s hoping yours will last longer than mine and catch more fish.
Well done.

- ohwoodeye

If you look at my previous project post, it is of a lure I remade because I lost it high up in a tree. (don’t ask, it’s embarassing). It was the first time I had caught a fish on a lure I made. I just started this winter so I’ve been fishing them only a few weeks here in Maine.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 06-05-2020 07:03 PM

Thx so much. The website is perfect. I’ll use your recommendations for sure.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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#8 posted 06-05-2020 07:15 PM



Thx so much. The website is perfect. I ll use your recommendations for sure.

- JRAP

I just thought of it…. I also put together a 6 part video on getting started and making my first bait. All the others are one video and one bait making session. This six parter is detail from beginning to end should you want to look at it. Part one is here and it leads to the others. Also, the first part is all about the stuff on my webpage. The rest of it is extreme detail and discussion of getting it from wood to water.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 06-05-2020 07:40 PM

Those are great although they remind me of my cancelled fishing trip up North this June! :)

-- Darrel

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#10 posted 06-05-2020 10:43 PM



Those are great although they remind me of my cancelled fishing trip up North this June! :)

- Foghorn

Well, you can come to Maine. You’ve just got to quarantine for 14 days… but, I don’t know who’s keeping track. It’s nice though in one way. So fare the lake I live on has very little traffic on it. It’s like I own it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#11 posted 06-05-2020 10:55 PM


Those are great although they remind me of my cancelled fishing trip up North this June! :)

- Foghorn

Well, you can come to Maine. You ve just got to quarantine for 14 days… but, I don t know who s keeping track. It s nice though in one way. So fare the lake I live on has very little traffic on it. It s like I own it.

- Craftsman on the lake


Yeah, after reading Chesapeake many years ago along with some Stephen King novels and even a Jack Reacher one, I’ve got Maine on my to visit list. Love ocean fishing and have hit the Haida Gwai on the West coast a few times for some of the best salmon fishing in the world. The lake I was going back to this year is on the Northwest Territories border with Saskatchewan. Because the lodge is supplied by float plane from a couple of nearby indigenous communities, things have been shut down due to Covid. Might still be able to hit it in September. Here’s a pic of one of the bigger lakers we got last year (not mine although I caught a lot of large ones too). The fishing was epic.

-- Darrel

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#12 posted 06-05-2020 11:05 PM


Those are great although they remind me of my cancelled fishing trip up North this June! :)

- Foghorn

Well, you can come to Maine. You ve just got to quarantine for 14 days… but, I don t know who s keeping track. It s nice though in one way. So fare the lake I live on has very little traffic on it. It s like I own it.

- Craftsman on the lake

Yeah, after reading Chesapeake many years ago along with some Stephen King novels and even a Jack Reacher one, I ve got Maine on my to visit list. Love ocean fishing and have hit the Haida Gwai on the West coast a few times for some of the best salmon fishing in the world. The lake I was going back to this year is on the Northwest Territories border with Saskatchewan. Because the lodge is supplied by float plane from a couple of nearby indigenous communities, things have been shut down due to Covid. Might still be able to hit it in September. Here s a pic of one of the bigger lakers we got last year (not mine although I caught a lot of large ones too). The fishing was epic.

- Foghorn

My God…. what size harpoon did it take to get that one!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#13 posted 06-06-2020 12:10 AM

Those are great although they remind me of my cancelled fishing trip up North this June! :)

- Foghorn

Well, you can come to Maine. You ve just got to quarantine for 14 days… but, I don t know who s keeping track. It s nice though in one way. So fare the lake I live on has very little traffic on it. It s like I own it.

- Craftsman on the lake

Yeah, after reading Chesapeake many years ago along with some Stephen King novels and even a Jack Reacher one, I ve got Maine on my to visit list. Love ocean fishing and have hit the Haida Gwai on the West coast a few times for some of the best salmon fishing in the world. The lake I was going back to this year is on the Northwest Territories border with Saskatchewan. Because the lodge is supplied by float plane from a couple of nearby indigenous communities, things have been shut down due to Covid. Might still be able to hit it in September. Here s a pic of one of the bigger lakers we got last year (not mine although I caught a lot of large ones too). The fishing was epic.

- Foghorn

My God…. what size harpoon did it take to get that one!

- Craftsman on the lake


Ha! huge Rapalas, say 8” to 10” long, large flatfish and Len Thompson spoons work well. Big fish usually like big lures. Less effort than chasing minnows. I’d love to make some lures as well so I can say I caught a monster with a lure I made. You’ve inspired me!

-- Darrel

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#14 posted 06-08-2020 03:34 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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