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Making your own fishing tackle is an enjoyable and rewarding process. This melting pot (left) melts lead to pour into a jighead mold (on right). (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

The art and craft of making your own lures

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Walking into a sporting goods store and finding the right fishing lure should be simple.

Yet with aisles filled with every color, shape and sized angling accoutrement, choosing the "hot product" can become confusing.


To keep costs down and allow creative customization, some people make lures in their basements and garages instead.

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