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Wooden Fishing Lures – What The Lure Companies Don't Want You To Know About Lure Colors!

Updated on July 2, 2017
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Greg "Doc Lures" Vinall is afflicted with "Obsessive Compulsive Fishing Disorder". He's a world authority on making wooden lures.

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In this editorial I will give you my opinion on wooden lure color selection, which comes from many years as a professional aquatic scientist working on fish management issues.

Perhaps this article will assist astute readers to see through some of the the myths on lure color selection and create wooden lures that are as attractive to our scaly little friends as they are to our fishing buddies. Even if making your own wooden lures isn’t your thing, this article will help you to sort out the wheat from the chaff when you choose lures to buy and use.

One of many reasons for creating your own wooden fishing lures is that you can select color schemes purposely designed for your specific fish, conditions or techniques. Those who read my articles often know that the paint job doesn’t have to be elaborate paint job for your wooden lures to catch a load of fish. But if you aspire to sell some lures, or if you just want to amaze your fishing buddies, then getting a genuinely high-quality painted finish is the ultimate road to creating a professional appearance. Aside from that, it can be a hobby within a hobby, and many wooden lure makers find this facet the most gratifying of all.

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      And Drewson 7 years ago from United States

      Anything to give me a chance to catch that walleye.

      Great insight! Thank you. :)

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      DaNoblest 7 years ago from California

      Fascinating hub. I do not know much about fishing. What you say though makes complete sense. Thank you for the information.

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      makelures 7 years ago

      Thanks for the encouraging feedback, Reynold! Stand by for further hubs in the near future.



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      Reynold Jay 7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I'm gonna get ready to fish as soon as the blizzards blwo over. I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and Useful. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ