By Jason Vander Griendt

January 18, 2022 at 7:03 am

A good way of making your fishing adventure more effective is your choice of bait or lure. To catch fish, you need to have live bait or your own lures, either commercially made or homemade.

Homemade fishing lures are a great way of adding more personalized content to your fishing tackle box. Although it might be much easier to walk into a hardware store and purchase a fishing lure, you risk missing out on the fun and feeling of achievement of creating your own lures to use in your fishing adventures.

An interesting thing about homemade fishing lures is that they can be made from virtually anything, including metal, wood, rubber, plastic, and even feathers. They are attached to your fishing rod to lure the fish. Most of these lures come in the shape of the fish’s natural prey, including shrimps and other smaller fish.

What are the pros of homemade fishing lures?

Fishing can fast turn into a costly activity due to expenses like purchasing gear and gear maintenance. One way of reducing these expenses is by making homemade lures. Depending on the materials used, homemade fishing lures can be a way of cutting down the costs of fishing activity, once you account for the initial cost of a mold (which the team here at J-CAD Inc. can help you with if you’re in the market for a fishing lure mold!).

Besides cost savings, making homemade lures can be great bonding time for friends and family. There are simple lures that you can create together with family members, and this can be a great way to build or further develop a wholesome family hobby.

The depth of water and location you are fishing in also determines the type of fishing lures that will most effectively catch the fish you’re trying to catch. Homemade lures allow you to create different shapes and sizes to suit your needs rather than breaking the bank to purchase different costly custom fishing lures to only find out later they didn’t work.

What are the cons of homemade fishing lures?

Making a homemade fishing lure is cost-effective over the long term, although getting the initial equipment and molds needed to make the lures can be a little costly up front. The initial set-up cost might be something to consider before launching into the production of fishing lures.

If you are not planning to be actively involved in fishing as a commercial enterprize (or just really love fishing as a hobby), investing in all the equipment required might not be advisable and you might be better placed to buy a small number of lures from a fishing supply store.

If you want to make lures en masse however, J-CAD Inc has a full team of designers and engineers who can help you design and produce custom fishing lures at an affordable cost. You can easily get your custom made fishing lures this way, without having to invest up front in equipment.

Making the perfect fishing lure

Making lures for the first time can be time-consuming. It takes time to produce a perfectly shaped lure that will be effective for fishing. If you do not have the luxury of time, you might want to seek the option of having your custom fishing lures made for you by using our custom fishing lure mold design service.

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To get your fishing lures designed for you, reach out to us at J-CAD at 1-888-202-2052 or send us a quote request. We’ve worked on many fishing lure projects and we’d love to help you out with your project!

Jason Vander Griendt

Jason Vander Griendt is a Mechanical Engineering Technician with years of experience working at major companies such as SNC Lavalin Inc, Hatch Ltd. Siemens and Gerdau Ameristeel. He is the CEO of JCAD – Inc., a company he started in 2006 after seeing a gap in the market for businesses who could assist clients through the entire product design and manufacturing process.

Jason has been featured in Forbes, has had his businesses analyzed and discussed in multiple start-up books, was a previous winner of the Notable8 Digital Innovator of the year award, and is a regular guest on business panels and podcasts. Email Jason at or follow him on LinkedIn.

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