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i make my own hard baits from cedar cranks jerks and top waters and i also do some of my own custom painting i think when you make your own and you also paint other name brand lures it's exciting when you catch fish on them

       Jack

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It seems like it would be pretty cool making a lure out of wood, painting it and then actually catching fish on it. But I've never done it.

My friend tried it once. The lures looked like crap. I guess you need a special type of high gloss paint and whatnot.

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One of the great things about fishing is making your own tackle. I primarly make crankbaits, really neat to catch fish on a bait you made.

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I have made in-line spinners, some balsa crankbaits, balsa topwaters, and now I pour my own senkos. I actually caught a 3 pound bass on one of my topwater lure and the fish broke it. The topwater was a two piece zara spook and after the 3 pound fish the wire holding it togethor was bent out of shape.

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I make a lot of different soft plastics.  Senko type, sweet beaver type, drop shot worms etc.  I like to make stuff that you can't buy in the store to give the fish something different.  Catching fish on a lure that you made yourself is priceless.  Additionally back at the dock pulling out a bait color that no one has seen before is cool ;D

Scott

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I make my own spinnerbaits. I just buy blades and swivels and all that stuff and then buy a pre painted wire leadhead frame and then add a skirt of my choice and put blades of my choice on the, its pretty cheap compared to buying them, and i get to make any combination that i want.

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i've made some spinnerbaits and buzzbaits...  all from scratch pretty much with some straight steel wire, some blades, some lead, hooks, and skirts.  comes out pretty nice... lost all the ones i made though to some pretty big logs and them getting wrapped around tree branches about 100 times.

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I make my own spinner baits, buzz baits both in-line and safety pin style, & jigs.  Why several reasons, 1) I won't fish through the 3ft of ice during wintertime.  2) I prefer to use hair vs. silicon/rubber skirts in spring time.  This gives the bait a slower fall.  4) I like to take my bag of bucktails, maribu & tinsel with me so i am certain I can match what the bass want  3) I like to listen to my wife razz me over the mess I make.....

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I make my own worms because the lakes I fish are known for large bass and I can't find a 14 inch worm I like. Yes, you can catch a bass on a 14 inch worm. I have never caught one under 4lbs on one though.

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