I have worn and beat up a ton of lures, sometimes it's the fish themselves that mess up a lure, but mostly it's wear and tear from hitting rocks and debris,being dragged against gravel and sandbars etceBay has wild deals. Although I wonder about the quality of the things, but then again how often do people actually wear out a lure?
I'm more worried about wether the fish bite, broken lures are usually an indication of poor casting and coaxing skills, just do a quick check and worry more about your reel and line, which are far more likely to breakI'd hate to lose a quality fish to a broken cheap lure.
I have looked at them since I'll be fishing the reefs in Kauai this April and I'd hate to lose a bunch of expensive lures but I can't get myself to buy them.
Some of my homemade lures over the years work great, others may have scared fish away.Just make your own lures. A bit expensive at first for a kit but you could just get the mold and casting stuff it’ll be around $40-60. Then find some clay and mold it into your lure. Cast it, put a wire in the molds cavity and put in the casting plastic and then you’ll have a wire through lure. Even if the lure snaps the wire won’t so you’ll get your fish. Even better is mold and cast a lure that works well for you! I tried it once, and it’s a bit messy to do, but it worked well. Unfortunately my lure didn’t work... at all. Bad skills on the clay molding part on my part!
Most of my homemade lures have been flies, once you have the basic knowledge and materials you can mimic almost any animal (I've even done mice and frog imitations) as well as a variety of fancy patterns.Whopper Plopper is top secret!!!!!
I’d like to do both forms of making lures. What are some of your homemade lures?