Stainless Steel Wire Solid and Stranded

Wire is wire, right Wrong There are several types of wire and many different diameters. Each has its own use in lure making. There is single strand stainless steel wire which is used for virtually all spinners built around a wire shaft. Many anglers fishing for pike and musky make their wire leaders out of single strand wire. The advantage is the wire is smaller in diameter than equal strength nylon coated wire. Nylon Coa,in9 There are a few different brands of stranded stainless steel wire is...

Weighted Forward Spinners

Weight Forward Spinners

Weight forward spinners are popular spinners for walleye on lake Erie and many other walleye lakes. The advantage with these spinners is that they are one of the best lures for suspended fish. They take many thousands of walleye, bass, pike and many other game fish each year. They also troll extremely well and don't twist line. These spinners consist of a straight wire shaft looped , a molded on lead head, a spinner blade usually a French blade several beads and a hook. You can mold your own...

Making Wooden Crankbaits

Making your own CRANKBAITS from scratch or painting Real Pro's CRANKBAIT BODIES is much easier than most anglers think. Requires few tools, just follow these simple instructions and you'll be well on your way to becoming a much better angler. Follow the painting instructions for both wood and plastic crankbaits. Each wood has a unique action. Softer woods tend to give the finished lure a more darting faster action when retrieved. Softwoods are more buoyant and thus may dive less than a similar...