Fishing Lures, Devon and other lures
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Lures, Spinners and Spinnerbaits

Fishing Lures

, Devon

Plastics as a structural material for the manufacture of fishing lures have taken a worthy place in the arsenal of skilled craftsmen. Light Devon, composite fish and a number of new lures made of plastic is safer and more durable than wood. Most practical for use in the home are the plastic cold hardening.

These include dental - stirakril, protakril, rodont, norakril, stadont and others, as well as the plastic used in industry - stirakril TSH, acrylate AST-T. Preparation of plastic found on the package or in the enclosed instructions.

Some people use home-made plastics, recipes and cooking procedures that will be given below. Fishing lures at home, usually cast in plaster molds.

Consider the technology of producing weighted salmon Devonian of the standard plastic. He is a lead head with the axis, which rotates the body of the Devonian. Barrel-shaped body of salmon Devonian cast in plaster molds. For the strength of plaster mix in a weak solution of wood glue. Model for a form made of waxy materials. At the core, which should be three times thicker than the future axis of the bait, put the workpiece from the waxy material, and then with a knife handle it, achieving the exact dimensions of the model.

In a fully hardened body of the Devonian hacksaw make two oblique cut (45 ° angle to the axis), and they glued two blades, using dichloroethane (ethylene chloride, glacial acetic acid, 85% probability formic acid and m, n). The ends glued the plate with holes for the axle.

The body and head salmon Devonian stained bright colors or silverfish. Sometimes the cause reddish points.

Easy Devonian make a similar technology, a standard plastic molding of the body of the Devonian in the form. There is, however, especially in the manufacture of the foam insert.

At the core is placed a suitable piece of hard foam, cut it roughly with a knife. Then, using a segment of sheet metal, billet insert xoposho rolled. As a result of this treatment is sufficient paste is compacted and becomes symmetric.

The rod and box carefully covered with hot wax (stearin, wax). This is to ensure that the liquid plastic, covered in a form that does not dissolve the foam.

Cast body of the Devonian, the blade cuts glued on the ends - a plate painted. After drying, the collected Devon.

Fish with a loop joint , in contrast to fish with wire articulation means "ring ring" when posting move more naturally, which affects their catchability.

Fish consists of three sections, has a perforated frame made of sheet copper or brass. The figure clearly see the location of the lower lead podgruzku (they are soldered to the frame symmetrically on both sides) and the upper inserts of foam (to paste).

This fish is made from a homemade plastic type Ghalalem. In the form of laying the frame and fill it with plastic. It is a mixture of casein glue with filler (zinc oxide, talc, etc.) taken in a 1:1 ratio by volume of dry casein. If necessary, the mixture of paint, adding a touch of dry gouache desired color.

1-2 days, the hardened parts bait gently remove from the mold and dried further 8-10 hours. They were then placed in formalin solution for 1-2 hours - a process of tanning, after which the material is water-resistant.

Blanks combine a soft copper wire. The ends of the wire clench, biting them in the appropriate places with blunt forceps.

Tail of vinyl chloride glued perchlorovinyl glue or glue Phoenix. Can be put to the strength of the rivet.

Paint the lures of galalita oil paints. I use a special paint, which is a mixture of 2.8 parts by volume of colorless varnish (eg, SC-222) and 1 part by volume of oil paints are the right color. This paint holds well on plastic, metal and wood. At a ratio of 2:1 it is "opaque", and at a ratio of 8:1 - translucent. Dry 2 - 4 hours.

Bait "pickerel" with a wire loop connection can be made from standard plastics.

Prepare wireframe. Details skeleton head and tail parts promazyvayut thick soapy solution and dried. Cast in plaster molds, all three of the bait. After solidification of the head and tail parts of the wire frame is removed. In the tail section make drunk to install tail in the head - drill two additional holes.

Give birth to half wireframe in the head and tail parts, connecting all parts of the bait and shall be sent to all the wires in the head and tail parts. The ends of the wires in the tail section bent at a depth of cut under the tail. At the head of a wire bent into a ring, utaplivaya their ends in the extra holes.
Lures"Flatfish (" flat fish ") is good because it is at conducting scour the side, that is behaving like whitebait, escaping from a predator. This is, probably, and owes its catchability. "Flatfish - lure" (pic 1) can be made from a homemade plastic, made on the basis of the paper.

Brewed with boiling water finely torn paper and cook a lot of 2-3 hours, then cooled, remove the small portion of the pulp and squeeze, making small lumps. These lumps are dried and then ground in a powder on a small grater.

Take 10 parts by weight of dry pulp, 3 parts by weight finely sifted chalk and mix thoroughly. Do carpenter's glue and liquid injected into it 1 / 4 on volume of natural linseed oil. Mix the dry ingredients in the glue with linseed oil until the mass of the consistency of thick dough.

In missed hot paraffin (wax, stearin), a plaster mold lay the wire frame and stuffed with plastic. After drying (2-3 days in a warm place) the bait is removed from the form.

In the nose of the bait is poured lead , then boil it in boiling natural drying oil for 15-20 minutes. When the bait is completely dry, paint it.

" Floating Spoon " - a popular spinning lure prowl for posting, catchability. An indentation that has a metal insert, provides not only the original game, but the "fish" shiny lures.

"Svimmerspun" cast from standard plastics. In the prepared pan lay a metal box. It has a specially curved ends and soldered to it two wire landing mustache. Box inside sanded, degreased with acetone and promazyvayut monomer (liquid that comes with plastic).

Then lay in the shape of the frame and fill the plastic. After two hours of exposure bait removed from the shape and paint.

Fountik- prowl the bait, designed by the author. Basis for its design is taken a well-known decoy "Oreno.

Perforated frame is made of brass (copper) thickness of about 0.5 millimeters. It must be degreased with acetone, then start making the bait by buttering. Tool is the 300-watt electric soldering iron hammer type.

Frame placed on a suitable piece of plastic on top to put the same piece and a hot soldering iron to weld the two pieces. Welded frame while in the plastic.

Imposing alternately with one or the other pieces of plastic and privarivaya their soldering irons, to bring the workpiece to the desired contours. Then a hot soldering iron to smooth (dab) plastic, moving it in the right direction. Special care need to work on the front of the bait ("forehead"), as it defines the game.

Finally, the bait was adjusted with a file and sandpaper, then paint.

Bait "Fountik" adjustment: moving the winding ring (Fig. 6 a), we can make the correct play at the right speed posting.

Lures for Pike

Recently, in a smart book read of an interesting way to make lure for pike, the master is not longer than one hour. Since a large set of lures can not boast of - dare make this creation, despite the uncertainties in the forces. Daiwa offer great floating Lures ideal for pike and much more series for different types.
To begin, we must find a rectangular piece of wood, where drilled two holes in front of one another half a millimeter in diameter and is connected with a thread. The tail portion is cut off at 25 mm and processed with a knife, file, and finally with fine emery cloth. Average breast area and treated in the same way.

With his head will have to do - split it in half so that you can fasten the hook. To fish the best care at the bottom, at the head cut recess for pouring lead. All parts of the head are glued to one track, which drilled two holes, which are subsequently joined. lure will be more flexible if the ends of parts whittle away at a small cone.

Propylene tail to attach a plastic tail and thread through the hole will extend to adjust the distance between the parts through the thread tension. Our fish is almost ready! As the War Paint pasted her brilliant paper on which are deposited scales, fins, eyes and gills. The paint is best to use black and red, pre-mix it with varnish. With a strong desire can make a few more copies with a different color and shape...[more]

Now you can safely take by storm fishing spots. lure is not inferior in beauty and behavior in water inexpensive plastic counterparts. If everything is done qualitatively, the pleasure of Health personally made lures above the wildest expectations. see more lures fore sale

Pike Fishing

with Artificial Lures

Fishing for PIKE is mainly used several types of artificial baits: rotating glitters bobbing spoons (tilts), wobblers, silicone and tuisteri fish, and artificial flies. Having said all that I want to note that the variety of artificial lures on the market today is huge. Sale whatnot: from artificial mice, ducks, frogs, etc. For me however the most effective remain rotating shines. Sure to be used slightly larger numbers. I fished with 4 to 6 plates.

Wobblers have always been second in scoring. Used mainly in two cases. In overgrown with algae shallows where the water is about 60-70 cm izpolvzvam floating wobblers. Wobbler is swimming in the water freezes in any winding reel and then emerged when to stop winding. This type of Wobbler allows oblavyat heavily overgrown areas without hang in the rootstock. Second case in which the use is wobblers when fishing in deep lakes at a depth of over 4 meters. I have noticed that deep-draft wobblers when they reach the specified depth in the model even coiling stand in this water layer and allow oblovi well near the bottom. In all other baits: bobbing shine silicone and tuisteri fish, frogs, mice and whatnot I've tried results were mediocre and inconsistent. Two important points in pike fishing artificial lures. Everyone knows that pike have teeth and mouth without metallic connection flashed before there is a risk to the fiber in acute and sore teeth. The use of metallic first occasion, however, reduces the distance of haul and second worse game especially rotating shines. So instead of metal fiber reason to change the spool of monofilament to braided (multi-fiber). Stranded fiber pretriva much more difficult and is extremely tight. For several hikes none pike dropped because of abrasion of the fiber. Problems, however poeviha in headwind, stranded fiber easy tangle and once entangled Does not disentangle. So after several trips back again to the monofilament and metallic lead. The second important point is that the hooks on artificial lures dull with time. Can not be expected to detect the pike with blunt hook. Mouth is too bony. It is well-threes should be periodically checked and sharpening. Fishing Skills and experience of the successful angler catches of pike are important, but there are days that just does not work.
You must know how to react in different situations defined by our surroundings, the food diet of the predator, tone color of the water and its temperature and oxygen content. No doubt each of the bait at a certain point can be effective. Soft Baits last generation, by the farmer dif jerkbaits, crankbaits, swimbaits called wobblers in our brief, popers, propplers, stickbaits, metal lures-spinner, chater, buzz-baits, Cicada, spineri rotating spoons and tilts are lethal to pike if they lead appropriately at the right time and with appropriate gear.

Artificial Baits / Lures (for Pike)

Artificial baits/lures for pike in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. When one of them does not work, another will work. Artificial baits for pike species are shining, usually made of plastic, wood or metal. They flicker or swim along until they pass through the water as opposed to shine, which rotate on its axis. Typically, artificial lures are made of one piece, but sometimes can be two or three elements connected to an even better fibrillation. The design of most of the artificial bait is designed to mimic the sick or injured fish. Some are colored and shaped so that it does not resemble anything specifically defined, but merely attract predators and make him attack. Others are realistic replicas of frogs, mice, fish ...


If you decide to practice this type of fishing is better to buy a complete set of different types of artificial baits for each situation and purpose, not just indiscriminately them collecting. For your collection, you will need several silver lures. They imitate fish such as rudd, maple or small bream. Phosphorescent imitate perch and small pike. There are several with frenzied screaming and bright colors like light red and yellow. Paradoxically, even black artificial baits have their days. Do not miss baits that mimic small trout. They are used in ponds where trout and pike, and trout is a favorite snack for pike. In general, loves big pike bait, but generally work best size 5-10 cm There are generally three types of artificial lures: for surface to bottom and adjustable. Most baits are shallow submersible, they have sharp blades in the front part, which causes them to sink a few steps below vodata.Drugi have removable blades which adjust the depth at which wading. Others are sinking, which, after you zametnali, sink and rise in the water so high, how fast fiber wrap for keeping them.

When and where fishing for "Pike-fish"

As a rule baits work best in summer and autumn, when pike and its victims are most active. Sorry, can not predict exactly what will lure/baits worked best on that day. Many anglers believe that the best way out is the method Trial-and-error. In hot sunny days pike lies in the upper layers of water near the algae and can be tempted with artificial bait type of shallow draft. In the beautiful autumn days when the pike prefers slightly deeper areas, try to lure the type of deep draft. Never keep casting bait that is not locked. Continue to change the type, color and oblavyate different sections at various depths until you find the right bait for the day.

Pike & Wobblers

Very often when purchasing Wobbler criterion for his selection for the beginner spiningist is the similarity of the bait in shape and color with a small fish. With the accumulation of practical experience, the choice begins to be determined by other factors. Comes the understanding that the secret is in the external similarity. For effective fishing is another important: whether the bait is floating or sinking, it is important mostly to what depth reached at keeping, and what produces fluctuations. Looking at the game of wobblers, we use two characteristics: frequency and amplitude of the fluctuations. To describe the game Wobbler is very complex, and with our chosen features all is not so simple.

There is no pool in which predators can remain indifferent to wobblers. Apart from the coast of Wobbler be fished very successfully by boat. Choosing the Wobbler is determined mainly by the practice of the present reservoir. There are days where the fish peck just above the bottom, and days are entered into the meter below the surface. The use of thin fibers woven very successful at dragging a boat. The pike is the most nepridirchiviyat predator. If the body of water in which the hunt, is inhabited by pike, not without metallic connection - no such baits, which zabatata predators guaranteed not to your buck. During the meal she poured any bait, and when nutritional activity is weak, it is very difficult to anticipate what would Wobbler it was "at heart." Unfair choice for catching pike on the not-so-deep waters without an over wobblers type Stick. Fluctuations in slowly leading them do not differ either high frequency or high amplitude movements, but often just that it needs a pike. And sometimes the game in the normal sense of the word did not need. These wobblers are not defective - they also are fictional. Many companies produce models that did not even hesitate in guiding and fishing in certain circumstances are most effective. Producing firms themselves recommend for wobblers its variations of irregular conduct. For example, the company recommends the classic Rapala Wobbler Orirginal be conducted with short movements of the line where he sank, but not deep, but emerged during the pause. Rapalskite type models even named by name in the title Jerk Husky Jerk. Recently become very popular Polish wobblers Salmo. They are wrong a lot of big trout, white fish, catfish lately. Hornet model is definitely a leader in bass fishing and trout tow. On some models of Strike Pro does can not resist either mullet or trout on the rivers. What exactly Wobbler will choose depends on the specific situation.

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