How about a 'Craziest Lure' competition?

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kingiFiddler
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Perhaps something that can catch more than one fish (so we know it wasn't a fluke)?
I've used the clear plastic from a BIC ball point pen with good results.
Also a glue stick for those hot melt glue guns. Kahawai will strike just about anything.

Was thinking today while looking at a feathered mouse that is used as a cat's toy that it might make a useful lure. So the idea struck me it could make for an interesting competition. Perhaps have to catch and photograph at least two fish caught on the lure.

Anyone else keen to see what crap they can turn into a lethal fish slayer?

Chocolate fish to the winner.
Or perhaps different categories for cheapest, sub $1, most expensive, longest, and hopefully the most coveted WTF category?

Because Kahawai will strike anything, maybe the two fish that need to be caught and photo'd need to be two different species?

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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:26 pm

Dude, have a look at the "Fishing Lures" section of AliExpress it will keep you occupied for hours if not days :wasntme:
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:57 am

Things that are not fishing lures but re-purposed, DIY, etc.

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:22 am

I'm keen to join. I'm working on something at the moment. Will take a few weeks to get it sorted. :y:
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kingiFiddler
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:23 pm

Schecter wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:22 am
I'm keen to join. I'm working on something at the moment. Will take a few weeks to get it sorted. :y:
A few weeks? Crikey, that's dedication.

This will form the basis of my entry. It's got 20lb moocher written all over it.

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dedant
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:17 am

Growing up I saw a sparkplug, beer can tabs and a flattened Dynabolt sleeve used for kahawai. A few strands of heavy knitting wool worked when trolled ( red for 'couta, white for kahawai) Hohepa showed us how to turn a Moro bar wrapper or chip packet into a flasher rig. I have knicked tea spoons and with a bit of work with a hacksaw and hand drill ( remember them? :lol: ) made servicable spinners.
Film canisters and roll on deoderant lids for marlin and tuna lures ( credit Bill Hall not M. Watson for that ;) )
30yrs ago I was playing with saltwaterfly tying using any bit of feather, fur and any shiny tinsel stuff I could get my sticky fingers on. Made some truely horrendous creations that also caught fish ( I think they were dumber back then? ) Cast resin poppers and lure heads with inserts made from bog and dolls eyes. Was fun to muck around with. No photos though unfortunately.
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kingiFiddler
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:33 pm

dedant wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:17 am
Growing up...Was fun to muck around with. No photos though unfortunately.
High time to recreate your youth then and photograph the results. Let's see what craziness you can catch fish on.

kingiFiddler
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:23 pm

So, it arrived, was smaller than I thought, but had a rattle in it which wasn't expected.
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The suction cup will hopefully make a useful wobbler on the line ahead of the mouse, so I drilled a hole through it.
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Had to surgically insert the hook. Unfortunately the surgery had complications and the rattle no longer works.
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AndrewRawlingson
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:08 pm

Here's one fo you. I spent a surprisingly pleasant weekend in Auckland. We went to Kelly Tarltons. In the gift shop, I spied a toy that would make an awesome kingfish softbait. As per picture, about 10 inches long and had some weight to it. Might even be better than a Slug-go or Hogy etc. If I had a rod capable of chucking it out, I might have blown $5.

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Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:40 pm

Thanks for that. Who woulda thunk Kelly Tarltons of all places was selling Kingi lures :-)

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