First of all apologies for no blog posts over the past couple of months the first 3 months of the year are always busy with work. I have probably been the grumpiest man living apologies to the family how they put up with it i dont know.
No fishing butI have found the time to build lures though, late night or early mornings and a couple of hours on the weekend. Casting, Sanding, weighting and priming probably the most boring and time consuming parts of building lures but the end products are always rewarding and satisfying. I have made 100 lure bodies weighted and primed ready to do the art work so keep checking the blog out over the next year for the finished lures.
I know all my lures work they all have caught fish but this time i am working towards a better finished product something that looks much more professionally finished not that the fish are bothered.
I have been working on the following lures all cast from resin.
- 3 different sized rats one very small one aimed at chub.
- The imitation pike 22cm version which is looking pretty cool and better than the wooden version i made last year.
- the improve version of the roach swimbait which caught plenty of fish last year
- 3 x saltwater lures
- The imitation Perch which has been so hard to make due to its detail and trying to make it swim right.
so over the next few months I have quite a few plans. first of all to make some more micro lures due to quite a few getting stuck in trees last season and my stock levels rapidly diminished. On the Youtube page to make a few more lure making films but these are so time consuming. Finally get out fishing.
I am going to finish off this blog with the 18cm perch such a hard lure to make because of its shape, trying to make it swim was hard. It started off as a swimbait and in then finally it ended up as a crank bait. pretty sure its going to catch a few little mistakes but it still looks pretty cool. pretty time consuming to make especially with all the scale that to a few hours each one done individually.
below: a few up and coming projects for 2018