Need Help with Display for Fish Decoy Lures

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10-14-2012 01:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: fish decoys display project unique jig rustic carving

Over a couple of years I’ve purchased about a dozen hand carved fish decoy lures. They
are useable lures or decoys so they are about 3-5” in length with treble hooks.

I’d really like to display them in a unique manner, perhaps simulating an underwater situation,
and make the wooden frame/etc. from cherry or walnut. Incorporating lighting may also be an option for
the display too.

Can’t seem to come up with just the right display.

Your ideas – good and bad – are much appreciated.

Thank you!

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 02:06 PM

I might go toward using magnets in a shadow box style display. You probably wouldnt want to alter the lures themselves so maybe some metalic tape (if such a thing exists) on the lures and rare earth magents embedded into the display box. Just thinkin out loud here.

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 03:27 PM

I like Chris’ idea about the magnets. There is magnetic tape, which would stick to the lure without harm.

But I’m imagining something different. Wall mount box, maybe six inches deep, with the lures suspended by tiny fishline attached to the front and the back and pulled taut.

The background could be water-reminiscent, helping to make the monofilament disappear.

I don’t think lights would work in this, but since the lures could be randomly placed, up and down and front to back and side to side, it would give the impression of their being in the water.

AND THEN carve just a fish snout just entering from one side. Maybe mouth and part of the eye.

Anybody want to build on this whole concept? I think it’s got legs, er, fins…



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#3 posted 10-14-2012 07:23 PM

Two fantastic ideas…..I like your thinking guys – even if it is starting to ‘get out there’ a bit!!

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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