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My first Foiled Perch lure

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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 01-20-2021 01:23 AM 599 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been wanting to make a foiled lure for some time now. I’d never made one. Foiling is what it says. Putting foil, in this case household tin foil, on the sides of a lure to embed scale markings into it. It went pretty good for my first one. As usual, I make everything but the hooks. BTW, it’s made of cedar. I had a deck board lying around.

I've got a video of the build here. It’s not too long.

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





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 01-20-2021 01:37 AM

That looks really good. Real natural. Makes me want to get my boat out of the garage. 2-3 more months yet.

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#2 posted 01-20-2021 01:39 AM



That looks really good. Real natural. Makes me want to get my boat out of the garage. 2-3 more months yet.

- BurlyBob

Thanks.
Same here. But, interestingly, Ice has just formed here in So. Maine. It’s getting later and later each year. And it goes out sooner too. Not many ice fishermen here on the lake the past few years. It used to be a small city out there. Wonder where this is going?!

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

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#3 posted 01-20-2021 03:53 AM

Well done Daniel! Loved the video nice job on that too!

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#4 posted 01-20-2021 05:58 AM

nice lure! great video and bckgrnd music

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#5 posted 01-20-2021 06:06 AM

Thank you both… The music is stock music on youtube. If you use something published they remove it…. But, they’ve got a ton of stuff to use. Mostly useless stuff for me. i.e. This lure video wouldn’t go well with thumping hip hop or techno music. Lots of that there.

-- 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 01-20-2021 05:15 PM

Can you say more about the purpose of the foil in the lure construction? I was thinking it must be to make the lure more reflective in the water, but then you painted over all of it. Does it still shine through? Also, in the video it looked like you put the shiny side in…

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#7 posted 01-20-2021 05:16 PM

Can you say more about the purpose of the foil in the lure construction? I was thinking it must be to make the lure more reflective in the water, but then you painted over all of it. Does it still shine through? Also, in the video it looked like you put the shiny side in…

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#8 posted 01-20-2021 05:47 PM



Can you say more about the purpose of the foil in the lure construction? I was thinking it must be to make the lure more reflective in the water, but then you painted over all of it. Does it still shine through? Also, in the video it looked like you put the shiny side in…

- BillGo

Yes, you can use metallic paints but they all seem to dull when you put the clear coat on. Foil will stay reflective and that is often the goal. You’ll see foils that will be left unpainted in areas (usually the bottom half of the lure) and sometimes they’ll use transparent paints over it which will give the lure a reflective paint look. Then sometimes they use the foil for relief. You can put scale texture that is dimensional and not just painted on like when we use netting as a design for scales. And, the forming of the foil around the head area, gills, mouth, etc give the lure a more natural look that just painting it on or leaving the roughness that carving does. Other than that, it’s very interesting but I’m not sure it’s that much better considering the extra effort really.

-- 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 01-20-2021 06:27 PM

That is very interesting. Did I see it right in the video that you put the shiny side on the inside? Was that intentional? Does it work better if the dull side is out? Maybe I saw that wrong…

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#10 posted 01-20-2021 07:07 PM



That is very interesting. Did I see it right in the video that you put the shiny side on the inside? Was that intentional? Does it work better if the dull side is out? Maybe I saw that wrong…

- BillGo

No, I purposely put the shiny side out. In fact I had to cut one foil again as they are mirror each other. I might have not filmed the new cut as I already had one and it just took a minute to do.

-- 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 01-21-2021 12:06 AM

Another good looking lure that I wouldn’t mind fishing with. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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