The subtleties of making homemade crankbaits

Today every angler in the box has this efficient lure as a Wobbler. The demand for this kind of spinning lures has prompted many manufacturers to mass production of models made of different materials. But some of them fish completely ignored.

And efficient products deteriorate when exposed to sharp teeth of a pike or rocking away the dead toe. Savvy anglers have learned to make homemade lures, which were not inferior to the most efficient models. Needless to manufacture these baits with your hands?

The advantages of homemade products

The spinning often argue about the advantages and disadvantages of artificial lures. Most anglers when buying pay attention to the color or brand recognition. But the quality of the game they forget.

But this option is artificial fish directly affects the efficiency of the product.

  • Independent production crankbaits allows you to make the required number of lures of the same shape and color. Having lost one of them, you can continue to catch on a similar model.
  • An important factor that encourages anglers to the manufacture crankbaits with their hands is the high price of quality lures. Chinese artificial fish have an attractive appearance, but often are of poor play.
  • Should take a few catchability wobblers with their hands to give this interesting class. Each success homemade bait will evoke a sense of pride and self-satisfaction.
Basic materials

Before you make the Wobbler with your hands, it is important to determine the choice of materials for future bait.

The basic materials can be divided into three groups:

  • for the manufacture of the body;
  • to equip the lure (blade and accessories);
  • for the protection and decoration of the lure.

One of the main criteria for the selection of the material for the body of the lure is buoyant material.

In this respect, mention should be made of:

  • wood (basswood, balsa, alder, spruce);
  • rigid foam;
  • plastic, plastic and other polymers;
  • silicone;
  • plexiglass (plexiglass).

Recommendation! It is better to choose this kind of material, which the fisherman will be able to handle, giving the fish.

The most durable are the bait of wood, Plexiglas and plastics. But to process these materials need a special tool and some skill. For the manufacture of lures of foam does not require special skills and devices, this material can be easily processed. But pike and Zander quickly lead him into disrepair. Looks realistic Wobbler made of silicone, but after a few bites, the product fails.From materials for the manufacture of the blades of the lures worth mentioning organic glass, duralumin and rigid types of plastic.

It is important! To the manufacture of the blade, anglers need to take responsibility. From the exact geometry and quality of the treatment depends on the play of the lure.

To homemade Wobbler long to please his master good catch, can not do without paints. First and foremost, this applies to wooden models. Decorate the body with waterproof acrylic paint and topcoat is made from a hydrophobic varnish. When selecting coating materials should take into account their compatibility. Paint and varnish is better to mix in a small amount before applying the bait. If there is no collapse of the mixture, the liquid can be used for the comprehensive protection of the body.

Blueprints, plans, stencils

Novice master of the first homemade products copy with a well-established lures. To make the Wobbler working with your hands, you should use the recommendations of professionals.

To take measurements using different measuring tools (ruler, tape measure, caliper). Data is transferred to the paper in the form of diagrams or drawings.

Currently, however, even easier, you can get the templates on paper for the manufacture crankbaits with a computer and printer.

  • Just need to decide original. This can be done by reading fishing forums or by examining the ranking of the most productive lures.
  • Choosing the right model, you should find it in some online store, where there is a clear picture.
  • It should be inserted in Word, edit and print. The picture must be clearly visible the angle and fit of the blade, the attachment points of the tees.

Recommendation! To get a reliable and durable stencil, a photo needed to be placed on cardboard, foil or plastic.

Manufacturing technology

Every angler has his own approach to the creation of a masterpiece. It all depends on the competent combination of the skills of the master and the selected material.

Wobbler wood

When using wood the sequence of actions will look like.

  1. Depending on the size and shape of the crank is necessary to select an appropriate billet. Attaching the stencil, the tree is transferred to the contour of the future bait. The unnecessary parts are removed using a hacksaw on metal, screwdriver and knife.
  2. After rough machining time of grinding. This work can be done on the grinding wheel or sandpaper. After treatment should not remain on the body of the lure burrs and rough edges.
  3. Now in the abdomen need to do a longitudinal cut. It will be inserted the wire loops under the hooks, and ogruzka. Then accessories through the slots of the fixed wedge of the same wood and glued.
  4. To install the blade you need to make a cross slit at the head. Cut width must equal the thickness of the blade, and the depth “oral cleft” is 1/3 of the length of the piece of Plexiglas or plastic. When completed processing of the body, it must be protected by a paint coating.
  5. The blade should be done strictly symmetrical. When using duralumin or aluminium should be aware that the item will be an additional ogruzka in front of the crank.
  6. To make a wire loop elements, requires pliers. It is better to use stainless wire with a thickness of 0.5…1.0 mm.
  7. Ogruzka is made of sheet lead or flattened sinkers. First, the weights were suspended to the body and is determined by the speed of immersion of the workpiece in the water. Bottom bait needs to sink faster than the surface. As soon as you determine the mass of lead, it is necessary to introduce in the longitudinal propyl. Lead detail, you can simply insert and secure with glue and sawdust. Some anglers prefer to pour the molten metal.
Homemade Styrofoam

The ease of fabrication differs Wobbler from foam. The peculiarity of this material lies in the fact that all work has to be done manually.

Use machines or power tools can lead to melting of the surface.

  1. In the first stage transferred the sketch bait with a paper stencil.
  2. To give the necessary form you will need a sharp knife, handsaw with fine teeth, a rasp and sandpaper.
  3. Not difficult to do in a lower part of the body longitudinal propyl. Wire design and ogruzka are fixed with glue.
  4. In a similar way to mount and blade.
  5. For gap filling epoxy adhesive is applied, the excess removed after drying with a file and sandpaper.
  6. After equipping the lure hooks and catchy rings you must go to the tests on the water. In the event of displacement of the crank on one of the sides, you can correct the situation by tucking the nose ring. If the bait starts to spin along the axis or is in a tailspin, it is necessary to shorten the blade.
  7. After reaching a satisfactory game the body color.
The lure of a disposable lighter

Good bait may be the lure of a lighter. As soon as will remain within the gas to get to work.

  1. First with the lighter you need to remove all metal and plastic parts, including the wick. It is preferable to choose products with a transparent body.
  2. Now use the hacksaw on metal is made oblique slice, which begins in the middle of the bottom and ends at the top of one side. It will be a belly lure.
  3. The wick is cut at an angle of 30 degrees in the back side of the workpiece.
  4. Plastic, or plastic with a thickness of 1-2 mm is made the blade in the shape of a triangle with rounded corners. The widest part of the blade should be in the lower part of the body. Fixation is performed with glue.
  5. In the center of the blade drilled three through holes so that they went in the belly of the lure. Burrs are removed.
  6. In one of the holes is passed the main fishing line and tied a double or a tee.
  7. If you make a Wobbler for pike, it will withstand the sharp teeth of the predator. Inside the lighter, you can install the led lights, then with a bait you can hunt the predators of the night.
Casting crankbaits

Fans of the cast can make the body of the lure, plastic, or epoxy. This will require a special plastic mass matrix and vaseline.

  1. First silicone compound is cast catchability wobblers. The work is best done in a small plastic box where previously placed the body of the lure.

Recommendation! Pouring is done slowly to avoid air bubbles.

  1. When the form is completely dry, carefully cut it in half, and the specimen is extracted from it.
  2. Finished planking the inside smeared with vaseline, and then filled with a plastic mass.
  3. As soon as the body becomes solid, it is treated with emery, installs hardware and ogruzka, is staining. These works are performed in the same way as in the manufacture of lures from wood.

Homemade Wobbler can be a real work of art, when the angler show ingenuity and patience. Verified the ogruzka game lures will tempt the most cautious predator to a confident bite.

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