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being as this is a forum for learning,who'd be up for a forum on lure building ?.

this would/could cover things like making your own wooden lures,wether hand carved or turned

spinnerbaits

how to customize certain lures,hard plastics/soft plastics etc,etc to work better.

how to tie,flagged hooks,siwash tails,bucktails.

plus many other items that could be covered

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Guys, i think this would be brill (as my daughter says).

Can we keep it in very specific topics though so it's easy to follow. Some other threads do get crossed over and it would be good to very much keep the focus on one single thing per topic. Not complaining, just thinking it though.
 

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andy,was mainly thinking of people doing sticky thread tutorial's on differant subject's,so it will become like a library

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Yep, that sounds great. Often things go way off topic and we all loose interest in something we really should pay more attention too. Sorry for thinking out loud but glad you've got it covered. I for one would like to expand my knowledge :)
 

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Yep, totally agree, i was going to ask if i could copy and paste the piece you wrote about fishing SP's on one of the other sections,, anything you think is informative and is capable of helping someone come to grips with all the various styles of fishing with lures will be stickied, cos as it says on the tin, this is the "Learning Zone"... :D
 

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I think it a great idea, I for one have a massive amount to learn on this subject.
So anything posted with get my attention.
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Kev great idea, since my repairs on the TM175 am very eager to learn more, Its so enjoyable tinkering with bits and peices, seeing how what you do effects them etc.
And Andy I agree and am also not complaining but it would be great to see some articles direct and to the point(says myself who has gone off topic on my own Chub/perch thread) :D

Funny you should put this up as I'm sat here with 3/4 of a feedshallow I leant to a mate at the welsh meet(was whole when I lent it to him) and was thinking of cutting it shorter weighting the head and having a SP, paddletail or similar coming out of the back of it.
 

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Funnily enough, i was looking at some strange f/w lures today in my local tackle shop. Spinner blades at the front, with a little soft-bait behind !! Are these the norm? Not come across them before ?
 

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ive already tried a mepps No' 4, replaced the treble with a size 2 pennel rig and added the tail of a storm sandeel, ( 3") had follows from TL mullet but no bass..
 

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myfish said:
What about sluggo's with a spinner blade up front ?

prop baits and hybrid prop darters ?

soft paddle tailed hard lures..

and more..
Brings a whole new meaning to Lure selection, Condition Specific lure Selection Now I'm waffling but i know what I meen.
 

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Condition Specific lure Selection
ok, quickly, let me give 2 short examples..

spinnerbaits:

when ? coloured or off clear/stained water when I want fish to FEEL the lure but perhaps only
partially see the flash given by the blade. Or, when fishing dense ! cover.

More to follow in relevant section later --->

Propbaits:

Those days when there is a surface wind chop, water is warm, slightly coloured, or just off clear.
Zip it and stop, walk it, pause it. Chop creates ambient noise. props create a NEW noise that is clearly
definable in such conditions.

More to follow in relevant section later --->


There is, or should always be logic behind lure selection. Its often better and more rewarding than blind luck.
 

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mosseydog said:
myfish said:
What about sluggo's with a spinner blade up front ?

prop baits and hybrid prop darters ?

soft paddle tailed hard lures..

and more..
Brings a whole new meaning to Lure selection, Condition Specific lure Selection Now I'm waffling but i know what I meen.
I was looking and failed to find your post with the sluggo and jelly worm hybrid you put up on the other forum should be ok to put it here it was your photo and my idea
dai
Found it


Gives a completly different movement works away like mad even with a steady retrieve
Andy also found that storing some sluggo's the colour would bleed from one to the other last time i had a look he had some nice coloured ones in his box
 

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I intend to whittle myself a plug this year. Pretty clueless on how to do that though, materials required etc. I dont want to go super technical at all, but if anybody else fancies doing similar, would be good to have a 'progress thread' or something simliar.
 

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I am hoping to find time to experiment more with regards making, repairing and tuning lures. I had this book delivered from amazon this week.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Book-T ... 802&sr=1-2
It is a fair sized book, amost A4 and has over 500 pages, pictures are all in black and white, I have only skimmed through it quickly and it seems to have a lot of information that will give anyone interested in tackle making the basic idea. Also seems to be an American book so contains recommendations to parts and gear that are more readily available over there.

The Contents covers

1 Tools and materials
2 Substitute tools and tools to make
3 Spinners
4 Bucktails and Jigs
5 Sinkers and Tin Squids
6 Spinnerbaits and Buzzbaits
7 Soft Plastic Lures
8 Spoons
9 Wood Plugs
10 Plastic Plugs
11 Offshore lures
12 Miscellaneous lures
13 Wire leaders and rigging
14 Tackle accessories
15 Painting and Finishing
16 Making moulds for lead and soft plastic lures
17 Rod blanks and Rod parts
18 Basic rod building
19 Building specific rod styles
20 Handle and grip assembly
21 Guide and part spacing
22 Guide wrappings and Variations
23 Simple butt wraps and decorative wraps
24 Complex butt wraps and decorative wraps
25 Finishing touches and finishing rods
26 Chopping blanks and making ferrules
27 Rod variations
It finnishes with 30 odd pages of size charts for parts from, hooks to guides to jigheads etc.

All in all it seems to have a lot of information for the price, and I think that knowing a little about how something is designed to work may help you get a little more out of your own kit, who knows. :D
Just thought I'd stick it up for anyone who might be interested, theres another book that I will be getting specific to making wooden lures that isnt out yet but available to preorder.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Wooden-F ... 340&sr=1-2
 
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