Making your own rigs etc
Posted July 07 2007 - 10:33 AM
I like to fish for fluke, weakfish, stripers, nothing way off sure like tuna or anything like that.
Does SOL offer or does anyone know of where there are any classes or demos on how to make your own?
Posted July 07 2007 - 11:37 AM
For lure making: If cost savings is your goal, buy your lures from the on-line store, the BST, and at fishing shows. You will save a bundle over making your own. Besides these lure makers are the brain surgeons and rocket scientists of their craft.
For rig making: You can save a bundle making your own. A little practice with snell knots, perfection loops, and a few other knots and you're on your own. I was at a show over the winter and asked a guy with a wall of rigs where he got them all. He makes his own. I think he saw that I was blown away, and since it was dead at the show he took 10 minutes and showed me how he made some. I bought a bunch for a dollar or two apiece and spent the rest of the winter practicing and bingo, I'm a rig making rocket scientist.
Posted July 07 2007 - 11:38 AM
Posted July 07 2007 - 3:09 PM
Originally Posted by Capper
There's a lure building forum here:
What do you mean by "rigs"?
Thanks. I have checked it out but it seems to be mostly plugs but I should look closer. I may be missing things.
I mean rigs as in fluke rigs, etc. I like the suggestion of going to a show in the winter. I have tried the knots and some ideas from pictures here and guides on the web but I'd probably do better having someone show me the knots.
Posted July 07 2007 - 3:32 PM
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Posted July 07 2007 - 4:57 PM
buy a book on knots and a spool of cheap 30# mono like ande. there is a book on knots by left kreh and mark sosin. read the instructions and practice the knots. i am like you when it comes to knots, it is easier if someone shows me but that isnt always possible. by using the book you will be teaching yourself and you will never forget. dont expect to tie a perfect knot the first few times you try. eventually you will get it though and don't stop when you think you have it down, tie another 20 and then when you think you really have it down tie 10 more next to a fan, then tie 10 more with your eyes closed. i dont know of any classes but im sure they exist somplace. knots are one of those things that every fishermen should have down cold, i dont think you need to memorize 1\thousands of knots either, you could probably make any possible rig you need by learning 5 or 6 knots, i would learn the clinch, uni, albright, snell, dropper loop, surgeons loop and either a bimini twist and/or spider hitch. .02
Posted July 07 2007 - 8:23 PM
Posted July 07 2007 - 11:58 PM
There was also some fly tying/bucktail tying videos there.
Goodluck, I make rigs myself, but no plugs...yet.
Posted July 08 2007 - 2:57 AM
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Posted July 08 2007 - 5:22 AM
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