Introduction

Fishing lures can be scratched or damaged in many ways as a resuIt of bouncing off rocks, becoming snagged, or worn from use. Scratches prevent metal lures from shining and attracting fish. In addition, wooden lures may absorb water which decreases their buoyancy. To initiate this repair you will need gloves, sandpaper, a can of liquid indoor/outdoor polyurethane, and possibly a pair of pliers. This project should be performed in a well ventilated area because of the polyurethane and the sanding required.

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  • Evaluate the material your lures are made from. This will affect your process slightly.

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Image 1/2: The hooks are very sharp! Image 2/2: The hooks are very sharp!
  • Remove the treble hooks and keyrings from the lure body.

  • The hooks are very sharp!

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Image 1/2: Lures can be repainted with acrylic paints but that is out of the scope of this tutorial. Image 2/2: Lures can be repainted with acrylic paints but that is out of the scope of this tutorial.
  • Sand your lures. They can either be fully sanded or just scuffed on the surface. This helps the polyurethane bond to the surface.

  • Lures can be repainted with acrylic paints but that is out of the scope of this tutorial.

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  • Wipe the freshly sanded lures with a wet cloth. Allow it to fully dry.

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Image 1/2: Do this step in a large and well ventilated space.  Fumes from your polyurethane should not be inhaled. Image 2/2: Do this step in a large and well ventilated space.  Fumes from your polyurethane should not be inhaled.
  • Tie a string to the lures and dip the lures fully into the polyurethane.

  • Do this step in a large and well ventilated space. Fumes from your polyurethane should not be inhaled.

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  • Hang your lures up to dry for at least 24 hours.

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Conclusion

All that is necessary after the lure's new surface has cured is to reattach the keyring and treble hooks.

Zach Solka

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