Make your own Lures
The price of lures are going up and up and I just hate snagging up and loseing one so I decided to make some of my own. First I needed some lure bodies and I found these on E-bay, I got 10 clear plastic lure bodies with free shipping for $7.50.
You can paint them any color you need but I will show you this one I did orange because the Smallmouth here seem to go for this color.
I painted the under body white.
Then did the main body a light orange.
I panted the top a deeper orange.
Added some detail and shadowing to the fins and gills.
Add a couple coats varnish for protection.
Then finished by adding the eyes and bleeding hooks.
I made these for about a third of what it would cost at the store.
Hand painted jerkbait with propeller on end.
You will find that it doesn’t have to be factory pretty to hook fish, they don’t care… FISH-ON! Cookster