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How to Master Making Fishing Lures

The art of making fishing lures is easier than you think, and only requires a few household items.


  • 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)

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