Whopper of a.. Fishing Lure

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Project by woodpezzer posted 05-23-2012 11:16 PM 1496 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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?

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#1 posted 05-24-2012 10:58 AM

looks like just the thing for my muskie fishing!! :-0

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 09:16 PM

now thats a shark lure … :)
happy hunting
but don´t empty the oceans with them

thanks for sharing


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#3 posted 05-24-2012 11:25 PM

Great lure for bluegills….....

Pretty neat.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 06-25-2012 07:00 AM

OMG what sort of fish would you be wanting to catch with that.
It looks dangerous even just hanging there to say the least, let alone attempt to hold on to something caught on it
What do you use for a rod? the front winch on the truck!!!

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 06-25-2012 08:09 PM

Robcastle, We often venture into remote areas to fish so the winch on our 48 Willy’s comes in pretty handy. We modified a rocket launcher for casting.. not too accurate but it gets the job done. So far we’ve landed 3 license plates from Louisiana, 5 busted crab pots and two tires still on the rims. Unfortunately, we had to “catch and release” the wheels due to being for a Toyota. I foul hooked a HUGE Sinker Cypress, about 15 feet in diameter, but.. it got away. Really, Dennis was correct.. I just want a couple nice sized sharks for dinner but the Cypress would be sweeeeet.

Thanks for the comments everyone!

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