Friday, 16 December 2016

Khanh Customs

Khanh Customs from KVNGYN on Vimeo.

Where would we all be without youtube to help us out.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The Tenkara Net Maker

I am not sure i could get anymore obscure than video abut a deceased Japanese Tenkara net maker, but he lived his dream and luckily somebody managed to tell his story with a video.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

Behind the Scenes in the Berkley Factory

 I would not mind a job with these people, messing round designing baits and things all day or just feeding the fish with power bait.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Monday, 28 November 2016

Boat Stories: Fishing for the Long Haul

I am guilty of moaning about commercial fishermen, but this little film made me think again.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Makelure, Foiling and finishing lures with Gaddgapet and Larry Dahlberg head off to Sweden to check out some lure finishing techniques with  Gaddgapet a Swedish lure maker.  P.s. If this was a cake recipe it would taste F**king awesome. (and I do not use the word awesome lightly)

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Mt Lures, making jerk baits

I cannot believe I have never posted this video on my blog. Making jerk baits in Germany from MT lures, check out the rest of their youtube videos, there is some great work there.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Lure Fishing with Turrall Dropshot Minnow Flies

Normally I stay well clear of fly fishing as I have developed an ability to injure passers by at some distance, but this is not fly fishing strictly speaking. As the title suggests this is dropshot fishing with flies and the host is none other than Dominic Garnett a fisherman and author who is no stranger to mixing it up. As we don't have bass in this country perch is the next best thing and Dominic walks us through a couple of different techniques as well as the gear. If your looking for some of the flies check out Turrall Flies Or if you fancy a book by Dominic as Christmas Present to yourself check out (I get one every year for myself that way I don't care if just get underpants from the family)

Tuesday, 15 November 2016


This one of series of video from Haru834 one of my favourite youtube lure and video makers. Rather list all the videos here I strongly recommend you check out the rest of his work, there is no language barrier as most are silent films but yet manage to deliver the important information.

Saturday, 12 November 2016


I kind of love new materials and films so this is Christmas come early, oh and I hate gaffer tape

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Monday, 7 November 2016

Carl and Alex, Our First Ever Salmon!

I can honestly say that I am not a little jealous of Carl and Alex, I am very f**king jealous. But what can you do? I would like to moan about them, or slag them off on forums with a fake username but I have to admit they make f##king good films, I say films because saying they make 'videos' does not give them enough credit. Long may they continue to make mini epics, the bastards.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Franky Mosqueda -How To Make A Lure | Redhead Popper | Episode 1

I really enjoy watching other people create lures and especially when they put some of their own personalty in to them, check out these videos from Franky Mosqueda of Arizona Bass Fishing and don't forget to send him some likes and subscribe to his channel.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Roman made

From the guy who brought you mother comes, twisted sister ( I think that is the right translation)

Monday, 24 October 2016

Making Soft Plastic Shad Lures Part 1

I wanted to make some simple shads for winter pike fishing as my tackle box is looking a bit empty. Simplicity is what i was after more than anything and there is nothing simpler than using soft balsa wood for shaping and epoxy for a smooth surface.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Make your own soft lures - Lure Factors & River Piker

Good stuff from Yorkshire, Paul Bosworth the skinny one is the River Piker ( and Mark who is not as skinny runs Lure Factors where I buy me soft plastic making supplies you cannot go wrong with either of them.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Sunday, 2 October 2016

The Double Whopper Plopper Rig

Can you have too much of a good thing, when it some to the Whopper Plopper I don't think so and the Bait Man is a little excited about it.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Gunki Iron, Street fishing Endurance

The trouble I have with 24hr competitions is they are twenty hours too long but still I want to go to this one maybe just with a camera.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Dean Watt, PIke strikes

Fresh out of Fife just for friday it is a full on pike fest. (not sure i can get anymore "F's" in this sentence without parental guidance.)

Monday, 12 September 2016

LIVETARGET Swimbait Series

I don't normally blog commercials but sometimes I just really like them and this is one of those, I am not completely convinced by the whole science and action bs but they do look good.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Solarbaits making a gizzard shad glide bait

As the summer ends in the northern hemisphere and the nights get a little longer and days a little wetter (if you live in Britain) it is time to settle down to a good movie and they don't come much better than this if your a bit of bait freak like me.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Fishing Journeys Nutterjuck Lures

I am a big fan the guy behind Nutterjuck Lures, Scott Anderson he makes some truly original lures that step away from the everyday things your likely to see on tackle shops racks. So this video was a great find for me and also a great watch.

Links facebook

Links Nutterjuck blog

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

How It's Made Japan

After watching this I felt a little like I had been back to the future.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

A Little Bit Of Lure Painting

We did a bit more experimenting with this video aiming for a bit of cinema look rather than a straight how to video, it was also great to show some of the details without doing the whole talking thing. I have also made some changes to the Patreon page which is a way you can support future videos, thanks Link to Patreon

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

How to Airbrush a Lure! Pike lure!

Some great tips, and I think I could use them as I am doing some airbrushing of my own. Also check out the rest his Youtube channel for more painting and fishing in Colorado

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Bagley's Balsa Minnow & New Building Process

They are short and to the point but it is always worth having a look inside someone else's lures

Monday, 8 August 2016

Epoxy and lure making From Paul Adams and Mel Lures

I wanted to do a very basic epoxy video because it is something I often get asked about and my good friend Maciej of MEL lures has also brought a video out covering building a larger lure turning rack for those looking to make lures quantity.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Matt Pickup, Crazy Hooks, Wild Dartmoor Brownies

I find I often get carried away with one species like pike and forget those other beautiful beasts that can be tempted wit a lure; so this film from Matt Pickup is a great reminder. Matt also makes his very own high, quality lures which he is using in this video. Check out his lure making and angling blog and also share the shit out of his videos and maybe give them few well deserved likes and we can hopefully convince him to make more. Viva he Brownies

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016

Making Dancer handmade fishing lures

There are some really good tips and tricks in the video from Dancer Lures, especially lure cutting template.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Fishing It Ain't, The hands we are dealt

Many years ago lots of people from the small town of Wigan in the north of England were sent to Australia to serve out prison sentences mainly for crimes against poverty. Things have changed a bit, these days they send Australian prisoners to work in Wigan as punishment, mainly in pubs and cafes. All this has nothing to do with the film other than it was made by an ex-Wigan lad living in Oz called Simon Woods about another ex-wigan lad and artist Pete Conroy. I stumbled on this because of a fellow lure maker Barry Robinson who still lives there, Wigan that is not Oz, which reminds me I need to go fishing with him. I would say "enjoy the film" but that is a given.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Lure Painting: How to Paint a Mackerel Crankbait - Marling Baits

Someone recently asked me what my favourite fish was and in truth I had to say mackerel, just because they look how I image an electron would look if they were fish. So here is a monster mackerel crankbait, handmade and painted by Marling Baits.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Making a Spooky Stick Bait

Well some days I barely manage to avoid any fish, this is an art form I am perfecting. If you fancy your chances with a bit of broom pole enter the give away and if you win I will make you one.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Friday, 15 July 2016

In interview with Mads of Savage Gear

Sometimes you don't need pictures and this real look at what Mads gets up to behind the scenes at Savage Gear

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Why Do We Love Fishing? - Nuffinbutfishing

I don't swear that often on this blog for obvious reasons, but this is a f##king a great film. Please put some effort into sharing this video so we get some more like it.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Making a Balsa Minnow 1,2,3,4,5

this is your Sunday evening viewing sorted, no don't thank me just get some balsa on order and join the fun.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Hardcore Craft & Alumilite

Those guys at Alumilite are at it again and hopefully encouraging the next generation of lure makers.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Monday, 20 June 2016

A depth of water

I got the floats out again this week and brushed up my technique. I discovered that i had lost my plummet weight so I decided to cast some more.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Monday, 13 June 2016

The Lure Maker, Mel Lures

I am not sure how this film got made, it came out of a four day trip to Ireland that involved some filming some fishing and lot of lure talk, enjoy

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Handmade Fishing from the Ukraine

I cannot believe I have never posted a video from this youtuber, so this should put things right, making a two part plaster mould for soft plastic insects.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Beneath British Waters, Pike Spawing

A rare glimpse into the world of pike love from a relativity new youtube channel that is doing some great things underwater Beneath British Waters Don't forget to share the love and their channel

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Tank Test Tuesday Pnut Lego

I am not sure I ever grew out of Lego, but looking at this lure from Pnut Baits I am guessing I am not alone.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Dom goes fishing with a Robinson's Jacktail

This is a Jacktail lure, handmade by my good friend Barry Robinson who is too busy making these little beauties to go fishing with me (without six months notice).  If you want check out his website and keep him away from the water a bit longer follow the link Robinson Custom Lures. Also check out Dom's youtube channel for more cracking videos.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016

How to spray paint lures

This is a really straightforward, easy to follow video from Pnut Lures of the Netherlands.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Making a Softbait Plaice with Splish Splash

Dam, this guy is good, these are the kind of ideas you wish you had thought of first or at all. The title says it all

Monday, 16 May 2016

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Hardcore Craft Meets Gaddgapet of Sweden

This is a video from Alumilite the people behind Makelure who make and supply resins, silicone and everything you need to make modern fishing lures. Also presenting is Larry Dalhberg a personal hero and legend in the lure making and fishing world. Gaddgapet are Swedish lure makers and no doubt a legend in the making. A bloody great watch and hopefully the start of new series. Share, sub and spread the love.



Larry Dahlberg

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Fishing It Ain't Song Of The Evening

Song Of The Evening - Alexander Chapman Campbell from Alexander Chapman Campbell on Vimeo.

For a long time Alex's music has been somewhere to come home to and this track, 'Song Of the Evening' is a beautiful composition from his latest album, Portraits of Earth. The video was filmed at a studio on the Mull of Kintyre with the ilsands of Jura and Islay making a breathtaking backdrop. Take the weight of you feet, turn the volume up and come home. Link to

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Vibe and Blade Baits from Haru

These are two videos based around re-using spinner blades to create different lures. The style of the videos is very sparse but effective at explaining the steps. Check out Haru834's youtube channel for more gems like this.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Truites aux Leurres - le film

I know it is all in French, but just shut up and watch it, you will enjoy it. P.S. Please Sub this guy's Youtube channel, like and share the shit out of it and he might learn English or how to Subtitle and the world will be a slightly better place, Viva La France.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Dusto Transit van Trout

Art meets fish, meets van, meets artist, it is about that simple.

Fishing It Aint A Measure of the Earth

A Measure of the Earth from Billy Sims on Vimeo.

As someone who crafts I kind of want the world to craft so I do not feel a little like the odd one out. This a look a basket making from many different voices that speak with the same tongue.

Friday, 29 April 2016

How To Make Fishing Bobbers from Wine Corks Makify1

This a float making video from Makify1's youtube channel who as well posting general diy and project videos just happens to have a PHD in fish or Ichthyology. I have also re-posted his lathe making video below as it gets used in the float making video. Once again, share the shit out of it

Link to Makify1's youtube channel

Monday, 25 April 2016

Lure Colour Studio, painting bluegills and northern pike jerk baits

These are part advert and part tutorial, but I find it relaxing to just watch this guy work using some very nice templates he makes and sells along with everything else you would need to start painting your own.

Link To Youtube Channel

Link to Lure Colour Studio Website

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Dave Killalea A Lure making Legend with Ryan Moody Fishing

An interview with Dave Killalea of Old Dog Lures a Australian lure making legend who has some even more famous friends check out the Fosters larger advert where he gets a mention from Bush Tucker Man, another Ozzy god. This is interview was filmed and made by Ryan Moody an Australian fishing guide who has started his own Youtube channel, with great tips, fishing and interviews.

Link to Old Dog Lures

Link to Ryan Moody's Youtube Channel

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Sunday, 17 April 2016

IV Lures, making soft plastics (Fabricando señuelos de pesca)

I think this is slide show from Mexico of putting together a master and making a mould from it of a split, belly, jointed shad type lure, if that makes sense.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Rocket Propelled Lures

Some times things come out of the workshop that could easily make it onto the battlefield let alone the lake and this is one of them.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Small Fish Stories - Perch Madness

This is from Freewater Pictures of Sweden (with subtitles). It has some top quality, top water, top perch and top pike action coupled with amazing photography and some heart stopping moments. Check out their Youtube channel for more epic films.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Monday, 11 April 2016

A Monster Trout

I don't often put commercial lure company's gear on this blog as they normally have marketing budgets bigger than their manufacturing budgets, but hats off to Savage Gear for this monster trout they released a couple of years back. It is not something people are going to throw everyday or at all for that matter and neither are savage gear going to sell many so I am guessing this is to show what they can do. The video shows the lure being trolled behind a water-wolf camera by a gang of friends fishing a lake in Slovenia.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Jigskinz and crankbaits

A lttle bit of technique to cover crank baits with jigskinz shrink covers checkout

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Andy's Fishing Making Micro Jigs and fishing them

It is down under again for Andy's simple but effect Micro jig build, video and a bonus bit of fishing in the video below. Go and have a look round Andy's channel there is an amazing range fishing related videos. Link to Andy's Channel

Friday, 8 April 2016

Michael Gerold Sand Casting Pirks

Back with Micheal Gerold for another superb video showing the basic technique of sand casting lead pirks, this is making video at its best.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Michael Gerold Arstone soft plastic molds

This is short showing the process of making a two part plaster of paris or art-stone mould of a soft plastic. Check Micheal's youtube channel for more bright Ideas

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Splish Splash Quick soft plastic bait moulds

This is combination of techniques that are not normally used together, but Mr Splish Splash has put sand casting to use to create quick test moulds for soft plastics to avoid wasting silicone in trials, a very good idea.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Go Slow, Willem Romeijn

some moments need to be savored and helps if your camera can slow things down a little or in this case a lot. Check out this nice edit of a winter perch fishing trip by Willem Romeijn of the Netherlands

Friday, 1 April 2016

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Swiss baits

Thank god someone from Switzerland decided not to become a banker, watch maker, or army knife engineer and instead concentrated on the important things in life like making some bloody good lures.

Check out the facebook

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Tank Test Tuesday Project Bait Italy

Tank testing at Italy's 2015 Artificial lure expo, this is Project bait, the custom builders section.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Mayme a new type of hero

Fishing as a sport in the UK seems to attract more than its fair share of fat old hairy blokes, but what if it wasn't? What if it was something people just did without dressing up head to foot in camo or constructing backside tents that could house a small family. This Mayme a Pro angler from Thialand I am not sure what they would make of her down at my local lake but I am certain she would probably out fish all of us and I am guessing she would encourage some more humans into the sport.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Le Pêcheur Gareth Watkins

I don't know why I should like this film. It is in French with French subtitles a language which while beautiful reminds me of my French teacher at school who was a twat. It is pole fishing which is something I enjoyed as a teenager up until the point when a git on a bike ran over the back sections destroying them and finally fishing for carp or pigs with fins. But with all that said, there is just a beautiful measured pace to the film and something that goes beyond mere attention to detail it is an attention to what is beautiful in those details.We just need to convince the film maker Gareth Watkins to get him self a lure rod or meet some people who know how to use them.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Eric Ross, Deps Lure Conversion

Converting commercially made lures is something I have never tried, but I may have to give it a go after watching this.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Fishing with Rage

Having decided I am a crap fisherman due to recent results I thought I could do with some tips.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Toxic Tackle, making lure making tools

I am fascinated by the solutions lure makers come up with to streamline things a little, and this is a super video from Toxic Tackle's Youtube channel giving us a bit of an insight and some inspirational ideas for making wooden lures. Check out his channel for more little gems, add a few likes and share the hell out of them so we get to see some more his bright ideas and work. Link to Toxic Tackle's Yotube channel

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Monday, 14 March 2016

Fishing It Aint Toy Disection

As I am messing round trying to sculpt fishing lures as the moment I thought I would post this as a bit of an inspirations. This is open toy surgery at it's best from Jason Freeny a sculptor based in New York. For more drooling opportunities check out his website

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Nerf Style Popper

Not much to say about this one apart from every corner of my flat has a least half a dozen nerf bullets hiding out

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

YOD Lures, Tank test Tuesday and beyond

I love it when garage lure builders turn pro and start sharing their work with others for a small fee. This is YOD lures of France with a video that starts out with a little test swim of some of their baits and quickly descends into a full demonstration of fish catching. Check out the website That fat pike is something else.

Monday, 29 February 2016

700 teeth - Ending the quest

This is one of those that makes up for what it lacks in technical ability with a good story, a family fishing trip back to waters fished on childhood holidays. Part road trip, part history lesson, but lots of fish. In your a pike fly nut check out his channel.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

I forgot to post my own videos, Making a basic glide and the blogs

As the title suggests I may of been a little better at promoting other lure makers videos than I was at promoting my own, so this is a bit of a catch up. I have not completely gone over to the Vlog format I hope to work on standard videos at the same time.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Hebiscus Lures

To France the home of all things good in the world, fine wine, cheese, very long summer holidays and Hebiscus Lures and if the uk votes to leave the European Union this summer it may be my new home. Viva La France. This is another workshop sneak peek and again well worth a visit. Check out the website, youtube channel, subscribe, like, share and that's a bloody order.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Fishing It Ain't The Clog Maker’s Apprentice by Duncan Parker

This is great little film about passing something on to another generation as all apprenticeships should be.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Longin Japan

Another view behind the scenes, this time at Longin Lures of Japan. As much as I love these videos I always come away feeling like a very lazy lure maker.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Duo 20 years

I am a sucker for a quick glimpse of anybodies workshop, and this is a very quick glimpse.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

More carving with Mikko

If you are going to learn to carve fishing lures it might as well be from a master. This is Mikko or Mr Solarfall's latest lure carving video, which gives a real insight into his outstanding work.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Catching Pike On Vegetables..Razor Gang leaders

Not the first fisherman to raid the veg basket for cheap source of lures, but worth a watch.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

River Piker's Lure Bucket

This is video from Paul Bosworth A.k.A. the river piker making a lure bucket for his larger lure fishing trips. I did do a little tiny voice-over for this so it is also a bit of shameless self promotion. Paul and his regular crew of predator hunters seem to be able to charm them fishes from the river, lake or even canal so it is well worth checking out his youtube channel, subscribing, liking, sharing and all that stuff.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Cast Industries

This a film looking behind the scenes at Cast Industries who make spinner-baits and jig heads.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Making a Marlin Lure head

If only someone would put a marlin in the local pond, cause I one make one of these. This is not the most detailed videos but the voice over is spot on.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Totally Awesome Lure Making with James Lanfear

This is the latest video from the Totally Awesome Fishing Show featuring James Lanfear,
a great British lure builder, which is not as rare as it used to be. Hopefully with this inspiring video there will be a few more people prepared to turn the spare room or shed into a fully functioning lure workshop and at the same time save their marriage.

The Totally Awesome Fishing Show is one of my favourite youtube fishing channels run by father and son team the Pullens who I often wistfully imagine as a WWE wrestling team (maybe one day). Graeme Pullen, or dad as his son calls him has been a fishing journalist, writer, videographer and youtuber long enough to have probably seen it all. And when he is not fighting sharks or catching monster carp on baked beans he is sharing that wealth of knowledge experience through his channel in an accessible way that doesn't involve trying to sell you a brand of fishing tackle or a fist bumping personality.

For me this is what is great about you-tube getting access to people who give a sh*t about fishing and helping others. Viva La Pullens Please Subscribe to their channel. like, share, and leave them some kind words of support or I promise you the only fishing on you-tube will be some gimp in a buff casting for tarpon with a fly rod while on his day off from being a billionaire bastard banker (yes that is alliteration, but I think it works).

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Behind the scenes at the Handmade Fisherman and a knife style lure

The new year is upon us and I have been a little busy making plans and videos. This is a look behind the scenes and I did not brush up first.

Hopefully this is going to be another big year for the Handmade Fisherman Youtube channel. Some people say you should set goals, but I say bollocks to them sitting in offices setting goals all day when they should get out fishing instead of hiding behind desks laughing about some shit they watched on last night’s tv. (viva la revolution)

Anyway back to them goals, I think my school teacher said it best when he wrote on my report, “Paul, must try harder.” So that is what I will be doing, trying harder and more importantly trying new things. I want to get out and go fishing with some new people, go to some new places and meet some new fish and make some new things and get it all on camera so you can come along.

I need help, watch the video it will explain.Thanks

This the other video I made before Christmas as a bonus

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Moulding and casting a trout with Smooth-on

This I suppose is aimed at taxidermists and being made by a silicone and resin supplier is a little liberal with the silicone. With that said it is a great video that shows the process of casting from a real fish in some detail. I especially like the fins. Check out the youtube channel for more moulding and casting videos.