Friday, 15 June 2012

Another Handful

Image Above: A morning’s work carving balsa wobblers

The coarse fishing season officially opens tomorrow; I may just have to go fishing despite the weather and the need to make lures. I spent the morning carving more balsa wobblers. I can’t say I am getting any faster despite the practice but it is beginning to feel rather natural.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Carving Balsa Lures

Image Above: A Roach Fishing Lure Prototype

After all the recent float fishing for natural prey subjects to turn into lures I have started on my Roach prototype. I began with a drawing taken from a photograph of a fish I caught but once I began carving the balsa the experience of handling real fish took over.  Again it is made in two halves with the wire and weights hidden in the centre.  Still in the early stages but I cannot wait to catch my first pike on this.