Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Musky Fishing is just around the Corner

Open water fishing is approaching, time to think about what you need to get done to be ready.  After last years season your tackle box is probably a mess and its time to start organizing and figuring out what's missing from all of last years action.

Just like in years past you leave a few lures that never get touched in there, just for a day when nothing seems to work, ah what the hell nothings working so why not throw out this old lazy ike.

As I go through my lures I always seem to be missing a ton of spinners and dare devils.  I don't like to buy cheap spinners, so it's always a bit depressing realizing the amount of money needed to get re-stocked to be ready for all the different situations.

I was talking to my friend Andrew about this and he told me he has started making his own musky lures as they are really expensive to purchase, on average they cost 20 bucks, if not more.  It is a smart idea especially for someone who has more time than money to stop buying those expensive lures and start making your own at home.  Not only is it cost effective but you also get to personalize your lure selection, to what you believe works best, as everyone has lure presentation preferences.

All the lures shown here are made by Andrew, he chose what he considers deadly colors for musky fishing and designed them to produce lots of vibration in the water, as that's what attracts the fish of 10,000 casts.  He has plans to make many more lures, making his own lures has become another aspect of fishing for him and is something to take pride in, as you reel in that fish, you know your presentation works and this fuels the fishing obsession.

I hope you consider trying to make a few of your own lures and experiencing one more aspect of the sport! 

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