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Weighing in on spoons

January 8th 2013 04:11
As you may have read on here before, making a spoon bait is pretty easy. You can make one from an old spoon and the hardest part will be removing the handle.

If you find yourself at a loss, here are some instructions that have come in handy for me.
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The first thing you'll need is a spoon. It's easy to pick up a spoon at a yard sale or thrift shop. The size of the spoon you need will depend on the fish you want to catch. A spoon like you use to eat your cereal is usually big enough for most bass sized fish. Something like that, about tea-spoon size, will also work for Musky or Pike but you may want to use a table spoon or something bigger.


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It only takes a few minutes to add a couple of holes, rings, and a hook.
After you get a spoon, cut off the handle. At this point, I should probably warn you that the metal used for most spoons is pretty tough! It's always best to start out with sharp tools because I guarantee they'll be dull when you finish!

Then, all you have to do is drill a hole at each end.

On the big end of the spoon, where the handle used to be, add a split ring and treble hook--size 4 or 2 will usually do the trick although I usually go for something around 5/0 for something like Musky.


All you have to do now is add a split rig at the other end for a tie on point and you have a lure! You MAY want to add some paint, reflective tape, or glitter but, that's up to you.

Here are a few ideas for painting from a video on YouTube.

This guy uses size 6 hooks (to each his own) that are red. I'm not going to dive into the red hook debate. Red hooks usually cost more. Since I'm cheap I just carry a red permanent marker in my tackle box.




Until next time--watch yourself and watch your line!
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How to make a spoon bait

December 21st 2011 01:22
No, you're not experiencing Deja Vu. This post appeared a while back but since we've been dwelling on the subject of spoons, it seemed appropriate.

Spoon baits derive their name from how they were originally made.

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It's easy to make spoon baits

June 16th 2008 00:43
Spoon baits derive their name from how they were originally made.

colored spoons
Here's what most people think about when you mention spoons.
Things may have changed over time but, if you want to make a lure like they started using over 100 years ago, keep on reading because it's easier than you think!

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