- Step 1: Saw off broom handle Saw off a 5-inch piece of broom handle.
- Step 2: Scallop one end of the handle Scallop one end of the broom handle and carve the other end with the knife to form a rounded head.
- Step 3: Smooth with light sand paper Smooth the rough areas with light sandpaper.
- Step 4: Decide on a color scheme Decide on a color scheme that will attract fish, such as yellow and green or red and blue.
- Step 5: Allow paint to dry Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.
- Step 6: Screw eye screw into center Screw an eye screw securely into the center of the scalloped end of the lure.
- TIP: For a moving lure, drill a hole in the middle of a spoon, then use an eye hook to attach the other spoon, screwing the end through the other spoon’s hole.
- Step 7: Screw other eye screw into tip Screw the other eye screw into the tip of the opposite end, adding one split ring to place the treble hook on.
- FACT: Did you know? Working with Wisconsin engineering students, an entrepreneur perfected a fiber-reinforced fishing lure that may prevent millions of pounds of toxic plastics from polluting waters.
You Will Need
- A hacksaw
- A broom handle
- A wood-carving knife
- Light sand paper
- Yellow and green or red and blue paint
- A small box of split rings
- 3 - 1/2" x 1/8" eye screws
- Two teaspoons (optional)
- A drill and 1/16-inch drill bit (optional)