Through wire construction

Started by Austin34, November 09, 2010, 08:42:44 AM

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Hey guys...My wife and are spend 5-6 months a year in Mazatlan, Mexico. I fish mostly saltwater while there. Catching mainly roosterfish, corvina, etc.. Anyway lots of big fish. I have carved up some big wooden lures and am trying to find out how to drill it for through wire construction and where to get the wire from to use on them. All my baits are 8-10 inches long. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Fish On!!!



You won't have to drill it for the through wire. All you need to do is make a cut along the belly with a saw (like a mitre or similar saw) in the middle at least through deep enough to make it to the lure's nose.  Choose the wire gauge appropriate for the species you are going to target and shape it similarly to what you see in the picture below:

As you can see, it is one strip of wire that is shaped and form with "U" shapes where the line tie is and for each location for a hook.

Keep it glued it with epoxy like dev con and once it has cured, you can fill in any holes or spaces with wood dough.  I actually my a little piece on how I made my first crank bait from scratch and did this. Let me know if you want to see it.

The other way is to cut your plug in half lengthwise, put the wire on the inside and glue it back. This seems like more work than is necessary.

Lastly, you chose a nice place to live. I hope to be there this coming spring and love and know this town well. I have fished near Cobaes 37 and the light house and can almost pass as a local.  ~roflmao

I know they will be successful. Kudos to you for pursuing this endeavor. It is one thing to catch a fish and as awesome as that is, it is 1,000,000 times sweeter when you catch a fish on something you made yourself.


ARX - IB's Daughter on BC Reels:
"Papi! I like this reel. It is so much easier to use than the other one (the spinning reel) and it is more fun to use too." Now all I can say to that is this;
"That's my little girl!"