A look into fishing and hunting for the many species that inhabit the Chesapeake Bay. Tips, tactics, recipes, fishing & hunting pictures, and what's biting in the area. Oh yeah and a few mixed in unrelated calamities as well!
So this lure making stuff is addictive. With parts not running a whole lot considering you get them in lots of 100, I have started expanding here and there. This week I starting making my own classic style DucknBuck Classic Spinnerbaits, Saltwater Spinners, and Spinning Jigs. These are much heavier weight wire, larger blades, and stouter hooks. The jig heads are 1/4oz weight and tipped with a 3/0 sickle hook that really locks on a fish, and the wide gap hooks on the spinners are 3/0. All of this equals up to one heck of a fish catching piece of hardware! They are going to tear up the specks, redfish, striped bass, largemouth, and probably Pike as well.
Check'em out and if you like them, I have some for sale on EBAY or on Etsy. You can click on either of these to go directly to my listings.
With freshwater trout season quickly approaching I decided to forego spending an arm and a leg on inline spinnerbaits or other style trout lures and start making my own. In anticipation for doing this, I saved feathers from the waterfowl I harvested through duck season and also fur scraps from some of the other animals I had harvested as well. This saved me a TON of money not having to buy this stuff and the colors mother nature provided are quite beautiful.
Next was getting the components ordered up to actual assemble them. I received a fly tying set for christmas from my girlfriend's family so that was off the list, so all the was left was a few odds and ends.... you know hooks, beads, wire, wire bender, treble trailers, spinnerblades, clevises, round nose pliers.....WAY MORE THAN I REALIZED!
I took up fly fishing a little bit this year so I wanted to make some regular flies but what I really love is Ultra Light Tackle fishing for mountain trout so that is where the wire came in. With standard inline spinnerbaits I was missing alot of fish due to lure weight so I found that if I instead use a spinner/fly hybrid and go with a weight clamped on my line instead, I hooked alot more fish.
I am demoing different sized blades to get the perfect lure as well as multiple spinners on a couple too. Here are a few of the finished products. I call them "Duck n Buck Spinner Flies"
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I just started doing some decoy carving this year. Currently I am finishing up putting the final touches on some hooded mergansers I have been carving and painting over the last couple weeks to put up for sale on my Etsy store. Its a lot of work but I find it relaxing and a way to make a couple extra bucks. Plus it is a dying art that I want to master and pass down to my boy, Jackson.
Regardless whether he picks up the carving blade or not he is going to be one lucky boy because for every species I carve I have been saving one or two just for him. His are special though... they are not just show pieces... they are hollowed.... they have keels... they are balanced to handle the local waters, they are true gunning decoys ready for action when their day comes. One day that day will come and boy I can't wait.....
Stay tuned for my next carving project... a 6 pack of Greenwing teal!