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Surely, among our readers there are many fishing enthusiasts.
In this article, Alex, the author of the YouTube channel “Alex ReelLife”, will tell you about making a spoon – a metal bait for catching predatory fish. < br> This homemade product is very easy to manufacture, and can be made with a minimum set of tools.
Materials, necessary for DIY.
– Stainless steel spoon
– Connecting rings (fishing)
– Fishing hooks
– Adhesive aluminum tape, masking tape.
Tools used by the author.
– Drills for metal
– Geifer grip – Hacksaw for metal – Craft scalpel, scissors, pencil.
The material for the spoon will serve as an old stainless steel table spoon. You can also experiment with aluminum. The author intends to make two such spoons at once from one spoon.
The first step is to cover the spoon on both sides with adhesive tape (masking tape, for example).
the side of the spoon should be covered with tape in two layers, since the holes for the ring will be drilled from this side, and such an interlayer will prevent the drill from sliding.
The protruding edges of the tape are cut off.
Now you have to cut the spoon into 2 equal parts. To do this, you must first draw a straight line along which the cut will pass.
Right there, with a pencil, the author marks the points where the holes will be made. Small holes are needed for connecting rings, while large ones should symbolize the eyes of the imitated fish.
Fixing the spoon to the board with grip (hand vise) , you can start drilling.
Hook holes are made with a 2-mm metal drill , and the eyes – with a slightly larger drill.
Next, the author cuts the spoon in half with a hacksaw for metal. The handle is also cut off.
Sharp edges are carefully grinded on grinding machine, or manually with a sanding bar or sandpaper. It is important not to catch the main surfaces of the spoon – they must remain shiny.
The next stage is to give the blank an appropriate image: it should resemble a live fish as much as possible. To this end, the craftsman sticks fragments of adhesive tape on both blanks, trying to repeat the characteristic stripe pattern, which is quite often found in these river or sea inhabitants. Vertical stripes make the bait look like a perch, for example, while horizontal stripes bring our workpiece closer to the appearance of a bleak, minnow, or bastard.
After partial gluing, free areas of the metal are sanded with 200-grit sandpaper to a shine. In the water, these zones will give a glare, thereby attracting predatory fish.
Using aluminum adhesive tape , the author outlines other structural elements of the fish, in particular, he models the pectoral fin and makes characteristic cuts on it.
Now it's time to insert into the holes connecting rings … They are inserted from both sides. A fishing line will be attached to one ring, and a hook is attached to the second ring, which is located on the so-called tail of an imaginary fish.
Here's a pair of spoons turned out from an ordinary tablespoon.
Those who prefer ready-made items can visit the Meredith fishing shop , which specializes in spinners, jigs, wobblers, and other lures.
I thank the author for an easy way to make spinners from a spoon.
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Hello, dear readers and DIY!