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With little modification now needed on the kayak decided to have a crack at doing some DIY timber lure, and decided to see if I could clone one of the HBs already in the tackle box.
Used the scroll saw to cut the main profile and bib slot, and also cut the bib from perspex again on the scroll saw, then a lot of fiddling around with rat tail files and sandpaper to get one that swam with a fairly ordinary action, but eventually was workable after a mod to the first bib made
After that attempt went looking for more info and found the lurelovers forum which had plenty of DIY info.
The first think learned was that the experienced blokes creations are mainly done by whittling the wood with a knife and sandpapering only, and also the bibs are made from polycarbonate which is a lot easier to work with.
So still using the scroll saw cut to shape clones with bib slots, and used as models such as a Stumpjumper, Scorpion, Flopy, Plow and also cut some experimental shapes, then made all the wire hook hangers to use later from 80lb stainless trace wire.
Then it was time start whittling to shape with a pen knife, but quickly found it was more easily done with a Stanley knife and then sand papered, and the lures in the picture have only been cut and finished this way, and it's an eye opener how quick and easy it is to create a good body, and then cut the bibs with tin snips and a final sand on their edges
Then epoxied in place all the bibs and eyelets and left the bond to cure overnight, before fitting the tow points also from 80lb wire, and then hung them up to cure for another couple of days and then give them a single coat of paint to seal, and before giving them a swim to see if they work OK early next week
member of Team Old Farts and Team GREEN GINGER
Kayaks ..... Perception Swing, yellow/lime "T IV" on UHF 26 ..... Pacer, pink ..... homemade timber Anon Lures
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