Been looking at the supplies, not cheap, you got to make an investment if you want to get into it. I don’t want to go into the business, just looking at for a hobby thing. Is it real complicated? Are the molds that look like the mfg. lures?
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I thought about trying it, and after some research came to the conclusion that it wasn’t worth it, even though it seemed like a fun thing to do.
IMO, there’s just no way to duplicate the variety, consistency, and extra stuff like scents that the big manufacturers have. You would have to spend hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars to make the same lures you could get for a few bucks at a tackle store.
I decided my hobby $$ and time was better spent elsewhere!
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Check out this video from Larry Dahlberg. I think he makes the majority of his own lures. I think it would be a cool hobby to pass time in the winter. I have looked into making my own popping corks that work better in wind than the Cajun thunder. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=FOpUy4GJJ8U&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFOpUy4GJJ8U
_ What rnellie4 said + Dahlburg offers starter kits for soft and hardbaits for 79.99. Looks like you get everything you need to get started.
Check out his site homepage: http://huntforbigfish.com/
Or his luremaking site: http://www.makelure.com
Hope it’s what you’re looking for…trams55