Plunger: my favorite lure for 50 years

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This is part tutorial and part plunger history. Take your pic about what interests you. First the tutorial. These two lures came from the same one-piece mold. The long head is the now famous “plunger” shape. The short head is … Continued

Beginner’s lure-making tip

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Lures by beginning lure-maker Will Tuten show a special tip to remember when you are creating your own original models. Will sent me the pics with the message “I just wanted to say thanks again for the books and wanted … Continued

How to make an eye-catching lure?

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  Chris Barela, a neighbor of mine in Waimea, bought a few of my lure-making books to perfect his fishing skills. He’s had some eye-catching results.  Here is his story and a glimpse of his work. “I think I have … Continued

Classic “grass” lure skirting

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Tested and proven for decades, “chair grass” skirts are a colorful, durable, effective and economical alternative to high-priced options. The skirts are made from chair webbing, a product manufactured for hard use outdoors in sun, rain, and abuse from heavy … Continued

“Evil” colors and rough noses

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The Lure-Making Tips blog is for readers who already know the techniques and methods explained in the books Lure-Making 101/102 and Lure-Making 201/202.  If you don’t have these books, be sure to get them. More lessons from the long-view of … Continued

Effective lure action

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The Lure-Making Tips blog is for readers who already know the techniques and methods explained in the books Lure-Making 101/102 and Lure-Making 201/202.  If you don’t have these books, be sure to get them. This video by Capt. Antonio Amaral … Continued

Lure-Making History Lesson from 1963

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The Lure-Making Tips blog is for readers who already know the techniques and methods explained in the books Lure-Making 101/102 and Lure-Making 201/202.  If you don’t have these books, be sure to get them. The two lures in the photo … Continued

Making “Black Baster” Poppers

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The Lure-Making Tips blog is for readers who already know the techniques and methods explained in the books Lure-Making 101/102 and Lure-Making 201/202.  If you don’t have these books, be sure to get them. Here’s a tutorial using lure-crafting methods … Continued

Working safely and effectively with lead

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The Lure-Making Tips blog is for readers who already know the techniques and methods explained in the books Lure-Making 101/102 and Lure-Making 201/202.  If you don’t have these books, be sure to get them. Lead can make a big difference … Continued

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