View Full Version : Made my first marlin lure

Mr. Sandman
08-08-2015, 02:48 PM
Probably should put this in the plug making forum but they are mostly interested in inshore fish. I made a wood plug, then made a silicon mold and poured the hard plastic. It has a 2 oz egg sinker inside to bring it to 4 oz or so. The skirts were replacement skirts I had on hand. It hasn't seen water yet so how it swims at speed is TBD but I like the looks of it. It resembles an old Murray Bro's lure with a black bart style ass end but has slightly different dimensions and weight. I will experiment more over the winter with different shapes but I hope to test swim this next weekend during the Nantucket Big Game Battle.

08-08-2015, 04:39 PM
I'd bite dat! :)

08-11-2015, 08:52 AM
Remember seeing a guy in Hawaii that made those custom for people on some sports show. Had to be ten years ago or so. I remember what he said he sold them for. Making your own a good way to go especially when they look as good as that one. Nice job.

08-11-2015, 08:56 AM
Nice. Looks good Jim

We leadered our first blue last trip on the E. wall of W. Atlantis. 140-150lb. Very boring fight after a jump in the beginning.... took a Chewy-Hoo on a tormentor out of the shotgun