|Project by woodpezzer||posted 05-23-2012 11:16 PM||1543 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
A friend gave me an old half-rotten cedar post so I decided to turn it into a giant fishing lure. Technically, it wasn’t “turned” because I don’t own a lathe. I used a belt sander, palm sander and lots of elbow grease. This lure is based on the Pflueger Live-Wire produced in the 30s. It is about 38 inches long with real treble hooks. Picture 4 shows a vintage 3 ½ Live-Wire lure for comparison. Mine is based on the 4 ¾ size which has 3 hooks. To paint or not to paint, that is the question.
The 5th picture is a devilish mouse lure carved from the same cedar post and sprayed with black metal flake. It’s a spoof of a mouse lure made by a German company called DAM. I call mine, “Evi-Lure” and used real hooks for the tail and horns.
Pic #6 is based on the Rabble Rouser Topwater Lure. It is 13 ½ inches long and made from polystyrene. I used a band saw, sander, drill and wood files to shape the foam and install eye hooks. Not made of wood but it shows that woodworking tools are versatile! Sculpting, especially curves, with such an easy medium has been good practice for carving in wood.
Anyone up for some “River Monster” fishing?