Homemade lures

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Sean Roberts
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Homemade lures

Post by Sean Roberts » Fri Sep 21 2018 21:39

Hi, I'm new to all this lure making and was wondering if Ash is a good wood for lures (jerk type) Any help would be great

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Re: Homemade lures

Post by Rosemary » Wed Sep 26 2018 14:34

Sean Roberts wrote:
Hi, I'm new to all this lure making and was wondering if Ash is a good wood for lures (jerk type) Any help would be great
I am no expert but see no reason why you shouldnt make lures with ash. In the past I made lures with anything that I could lay my hands on. Good luck with your fishing.
Just old and knackered.

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Re: Homemade lures

Post by tigger996 » Wed Sep 26 2018 15:00

I would try holly. I use it for making walking sticks and when dried it is ultra hard.

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Re: Homemade lures

Post by Steve Dennington » Fri Sep 28 2018 11:26

Sean Roberts wrote:
Hi, I'm new to all this lure making and was wondering if Ash is a good wood for lures (jerk type) Any help would be great
I've tried a few hardwoods, but not ash. Beech and mahogany/sapele/meranti have worked well, so I'd say ash is worth a try if you've got some available. If you're looking to buy some though, the ones I've mentioned are a safe bet. Western red cedar is a great choice too (used by Trueglide and Cobbs, to name but two) and easy to work, but the dust is very nasty so use a P3 mask and good dust extraction if you do try it.

The key with jerkbaits is in the ballast placement and it will take some experimentation to find the right spot(s) to get the action you want. Good luck :thumbs:

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Re: Homemade lures

Post by DRD » Wed Jan 13 2021 18:17

Lighter woods give you more flexibility over weight placement.

Otherwise near enough any wood can be used.

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Post by Lukemilnes » Wed Jan 13 2021 23:52

As mentioned, lighter woods are favoured for jerks. If you're carving try poplar (tulip wood) carves up lovely if you get a nice piece and you can get a good finish on it.

If you watch Marling baits on you tube you'll get some good ideas. He does allot of cranks but his techniques are worth checking out. Remember to test it before spending loads of time painting it 🤣

Enjoy 🙂

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Re: Homemade lures

Post by DRD » Thu Jan 14 2021 15:04

Realised I just necro'd an old thread, sorry!
Lukemilnes wrote:
As mentioned, lighter woods are favoured for jerks. If you're carving try poplar (tulip wood) carves up lovely if you get a nice piece and you can get a good finish on it.
Where do you get small sections of tulip wood?

Always struggle with getting timber at non-extortion prices

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Re: Homemade lures

Post by Lukemilnes » Thu Jan 14 2021 19:43

I'm a joiner and have allot of friends in the trade!

Try ringing round some workshops you might strike Lucky.

You can also buy it online but it's fairly expensive if you're just making a few lures to chuck

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