Friday, August 20, 2010

Tutorial: Fishing Lure From Found Objects

  • Hook (like the one shown)
  • Metal bottle cap
  • Various nuts
  • Various beads
  • Scrap wooden block
  • Scrap fishing line
  • Nail
  • Pliers
  • Hammer
  • Waterproof glue
  • Waterproof paint
  • Feathers (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Chocolate (an absolute must!  LOL)


~  Eat a piece of chocolate to fuel the crafty process.  ;)

~  Take your cap outside and scuff it up by scraping it on the sidewalk, with a rock, or in coarse dirt.

~  Use your pliers to bend the cap into a fish body-like shape.

~  Lay your "fish body" backside down on the scrap wood block.  Hammer the nail just inside the inner ridge.  Only hammer it in enough to get just past the nail point.~  Wiggle the nail back and forth to make the hole large enough to slip the hook barb in without forcing it.

~  Put the hook into the cap as shown.

~  Tie a nut to the end of the scrap fishing line, thread on small beads (if desired), Then thread on a larger bead.  Wrap the line once or twice around the hook, then back thru the larger bead.

~Use the pliers to tuck the large bead into the cap.  Pull the fishing line until the dangler is at the level desired.  Then thread on more small beads, and tie on another nut.  Cut off the excess fishing line.

~Using waterproof glue;  Glue feathers up it's butt.  Be careful not to glue the feathers to your fingers!  When/if you do, and your feathers are pulled another piece (or 3!) of chocolate!

~Then decorate using waterproof paints and glitter (if desired.)  Going to a sporting goods shop really helps in choosing colors that fish will probably find appealing.  :)

Here are 6 more fishing lures in progress.  Obviously, some of the steps can be done in a different order (or changed altogether!)  You have to experiment to find what is right for you.  :)  I would love to see your version(s) and hear your success (or non-success) stories!  :)


Bursts of Bubbles said...

Thats a really good tutorial, I've never been fishing though to be able to use it :(

Melissa said...

A friend of mine started making her own lures lately as well. She uses lamp work beads left over from her jewelry making days. CAtches lots of rock bass, maybe even a small mouth! Definitely a craft the boys enjoy the spoils of.

ANKH said...

Thanks, Bubbles! You should go fishing! I love fishing. You might like it, too?!

Melissa: That sounds cool! If she has any posted online, I would love to check them out. ;)

Jason said...

I wanna try one!

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billiemonster said...

Hey girl! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog all the time!! I just read your comments today. I have actually never deleted ANY comments before silly. I think you're thinking of the comment you left on the 'french memo board' post because that's the only other post I have where you can see the chair. I really hope you didn't leave a comment and it disappeared somehow cause I'd have no idea how to fix that haha! Anyways, I saw these fish hooks of yours a while ago, they're really neat! I kinda wanna make some for my step dad. :o)

ANKH said...

Actually, yeah some are missing. :(
I've been noticing blogger has been glitching for some people. (I'm one of them.) It took me a long while to figure out what was going on.

I would love to see your version of the lures! :)


Billie Monster said...

Hrmrmmmmmmm my blog isn't a blogger website, it's custom. So, I have no idea what is going. Argh! Sorry about that tho! :o(

ANKH said...

Hmmm... I didn't even think about that...

Maybe it has something to do with google connect? I dunno.

I'm still having problems with it on some blogs. I thought I had a virus, but when I took it to the "doc," he said it is a glitch in the site, not my computer.

What a bummer. I'd honestly rather the virus, at least then there would be something that I could do about it. :(

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