Catching fish with self made baits is as said double happiness and I have to agree. I remember long time ago when I made the first attempts to tie flies and managed to cheat some graylings to take it. Although the flies looked withered after a few smaller grayling, there was the feeling of having succeeded, the same applies even if you give yourself to making your own crankbaits, spinners or other baits.
It is possible to get started cheap making your own lures, only a bit more expensive is the airbrush with compressor but there are really cheap new ones out on the market today. Varnishes and ready made airbrush colors are quite expensive but after all, you don't use much of those.
You only need simple tools to work with balsa.
I don't go into all the details of crankbait building but have some imagination try to do some own models. If it doesn't work, you will find lots of tips from others online about models, colors and how to get the best motion on your lure.
Cheap set with air brush, compressor with tank is a good start.
If you just want to try as beginner to make crankbaits then Fache water based colors works pretty well with airbrush if you use large nozzle and thin the colors considerably.
The ones below is air brushed with the Fache colors and covered with C&W Lure epoxy top coat. The top coat give the lures nice deep luster and the rotating drying rack get the top coat to flow out evenly without drips.
Drying rack use a 230V motor from a disco mirror ball that make about 2 revs a minute.
A few crankbaits for trolling in Hornavan and the others of the "Great lakes"
Big variation of models, sizes and colors.
A few micro baits is a must to have, this is 3cm.
Jerkbait for Pike made by my friend Carl.
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