Thursday, 27 April 2017

JB-baits: Pikachu and other stories

Yes that is a Pikachu lure, made by Johannes Bang of Denmark. A lure builder with a drying rack to rival the work of Da vinci and for the video below he is making a spike to screw into his baits and hold them while they rotate on that rack as the epoxy cures.

 Johannes has been fly tying since he was a child, but he finally came to his senses and started making wooden lures and soft plastics about four years ago. He sells these through his facebook group JB-baits ( or you can find pics of his work on instagram (

And then there is his Youtube channel. I couldn’t resist this video below as there is never anything wrong with watching other people's lures underwater.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Lake Fork Guy: Making Fishing Lures From Dip Cans

Lake Fork Guy has all the kit, the bass boat, the engines, the fish finders, not to mention a collection of rods and reels that would put a tackle shop to shame, but maybe it all comes down to having the right dip can on the day and what lures you can make from them. For me these two videos share a little of that bonkers experience that comes from catching fish on lures you have a least partly made yourself.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sping casting soft plastic lures from Bait mold

This is a really interesting idea using spin casting which is normally used for casting small metal items to make soft plastic lures. Check out for some of there more standard molds and of course his other videos.

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Penceel - Making a sea trout fishing lure

I am not sure you can fault any lure making video which starts by showing a little of what the bait  can do with a bit of water added. I have really enjoyed this series of videos from Splish Splash for two reasons; it covers making a sea trout lure in depth from start to finish and the other is because sea trout are little bolt of lightening and I have fond memories of fishing for them amongst the Scottish Hebrides (typed with a small tear in the corner of eye, and a hand looking for glass of 10 year old single malt).

This is a lure made to imitate the local bait fish, sand eels and is really built from his experience of brackish water fishing, so you  know you're not getting just theory and fancy lure making skills. But there is lots of technical know how to take from these videos to your own projects like, making masters and moulds as well casting techniques.    

The quality of home brewed videos on lure making always seems to taking steps forward and then there are some channels like Splish Splash that are making leaps and really telling a story not just stitching things together. I suggest you subscribe and share or as Liam Neeson says in that film,  “I will find you and I will Blah, Blah Blahhh”.   

Making a Sea Trout Fishing Lure

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Painting Soft Baits the down and dirty way

What to say beyond the title? This is the easy route to colouring soft plastics it is not perfect but so far the pike have been voting with their teeth.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Fishing In Paradise with Morning tide fishing

 Dam these guys, dam them, bastards, bloody bastards, Jealousy is an ugly thing and I have it bad. Great film making, great fishing, great wildlife, great everything, go look them them up ,subscribe and share the hell out of their work.

Friday, 14 April 2017


It is not a build video it is not a fishing video but it is great to watch and I think he sells them but my Japanese is a little rusty. Here is a link to his blog, enjoy Link 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

How to make spinner fishing lures for Big Pike with Popeyem


Let's give this guy some likes and subscribe to his youtube channel so we can get to see some more of his work.

Monday, 10 April 2017

lure making diaries: skinny smelt

Mikko (aka Solarfall Baits) is at it again carving up a storm and pouring a new slim shad lure while cracking a few jokes, all good stuff.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Making a soft plastic lure from start to fish

Well it has been a while and I have been off in search of myself and found a tall fat guy wearing a beard so decided to come back for bit. This is my latest video