Making Wooden Fishing Lures
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Making Wooden Fishing Lures : Carving and Painting Techniques That Really Catch Fish

By (author) Rich Rousseau

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Award-winning carver and fishing enthusiast Rich Rousseau shares his fish-tested designs for creating a variety of fresh and saltwater lures. These are fun and easy projects for anyone who enjoys fishing, carving or collecting. It includes a full-colour gallery of historic and contemporary wooden lures, accompanied by an introduction from top collector Butch Bartz. Making a usable fishing lure from a scrap of wood and some paint is a fun and easy project for anyone who enjoys fishing, carving or collecting. Divided into three main chapters this covers everything from what to know about choosing the right wood, types of lures, extra options to add to a lure, how to dress a hook and full-sized bonus patterns to help develop skills. Along with the wonderful lures that can be made by hand, there is a full-colour gallery of historic and contemporary wooden lures, accompanied by an introduction from top collector Butch Bartz. Rousseau's love of lure making and fishing in general is evident in the Fun Fish Facts and entertaining stories that are littered throughout.

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • 01 Apr 2010
  • Fox Chapel Publishing
  • East Petersberg
  • English
  • full colour throughout, 20 line drawings, 165 photographs
  • 1565234464
  • 9781565234468
  • 55,809

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No lying or truth stretching with this book, the author, in great detail, shows you how to make those wooden lures that will snare the big ones. Rousseau shows you how to make the simplest to the more complicated articulated lures. Making the lures from various wood species is only part of the fun, Rousseau tells (and shows) you the art of painting the lures as well. Although the fish are color blind it's the patterns that attract them. The colors attract the fishers. Looking to net pike or musky? The author shows you step by step, how to make a mallard duckling to bring in those toughies. There are 11 winning lures that Rousseau details for the reader and he takes great care to help you make them accurately. A list of tools are outlined as well as a comprehensive list of some of the metal components required to make the lures work and sparkle. Fishers pay big bucks at outfitters for these lures so it could save you a lot of money. In fact, make it a cottage business for yourself. If you do any fishing at all, you will love this book.

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Get Hooked on Lure Making Learning how to make your own fishing lures is as fun and easy as well learning to fish! With the fish-tested designs from award-winning carver and fishing enthusiast Rich Rousseau, you'll quickly learn to create a variety of fresh and saltwater lures that really catch fish. You'll not only discover the difference between surface, floating/diving, and sinking lures, but you'll also learn how to carve and paint them so they outwit even the smartest of fish. With 11 step-by-step projects for handcrafting lures from start to finish, 13 bonus patterns, and additional information on hardware, hooks and more, this book is a great catch! Collectors Gallery Along with the wonderful lures you can make yourself, you will be reeled in by the full-color gallery of historic and contemporary wooden lures. An introduction by top collector Butch Bartz gives insight into this hobby's allure.

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