Tuesday, October 22, 2013


This handy tool allows you to put sheet materials into the horizontal slot and punch out a disc and hole with a hammer. The hole sizes are; 1/2 inch, 5/8 inch, 3/4 inch, 7/8 inch, and 1 inch. Cuts metal up to 14 gauge thick.This great little metal punch is great to have for all kinds of projects.

Here is a video of a project I use the sheet metal punch for.

                Hole Punch Cutter Kit



Monday, August 5, 2013

Custom Formed Fishing Lure Stencils

If you are a lure maker and painter of wooden or plastic body lures you probably already know that painting stencils can be one of the most useful painting tools in your bag of lure painting skills.
If you have attempted to make you own lure stencils you also already know it can be a daunting task. It can be extremely difficult to make form fitting stencils that fit snugly to your lure for those clean painting lines.

I have found a source of custom made lure stencils that will fit many of the most popular lure bodies like a glove.

You get a left and right side custom formed stencil ready for you to cut the traditional patterns or you can create your own fish attracting paint patterns.

These lure stencils are affordable, fit the lure bodies snugly, and will help make you a better lure painter.

                          Lure Stencils Available Here.
Good fishing,
Kermett Adams

Friday, July 12, 2013

Grand Dad's Handmade Wooden Lures

At GrandDad's Lures, they handcraft only the highest quality top water lures right here in USA. Located in Glen Saint Mary, FL they have ties in both the North and the South.They are very proud to be one of the few remaining American Lure Makers. They started this business with the vision to handcraft and reintroduce the lures of our forefathers, using today's technology. GrandDad's Lures provides a high quality product, a bait you can pass down.

Take a look at his beautiful handmade wooden lures; Grand Dad's Lures


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How to Assemble Deluxe Lure Box With a Glue Tape Dispenser

The glue tape dispenser is a little more costly to get set up compared to a hot glue gun, but is by far the best way to glue boxes particularly if you are doing a lot of boxes.



Monday, March 4, 2013

Excelsior Mini Lathe - Rockler Woodworking Tools

Excelsior Mini Lathe from Rockler Woodworking

With solid cast-iron construction, a robust 1/2 hp motor and a precision- machined live center, this little workhorse rivals features found in much larger lathes. It can turn bowls of almost 10" in diameter, and spindles up to 17-3/4" in length, making it perfect for chair legs, small table legs and an endless array of decorative turnings. This is also a great lathe for making wooden lures. A convenient door provides easy access to the belt, along with 5 different speeds: 760, 1100, 1600, 2200 and 3200 RPM. Cast-iron body provides mass for minimal vibration, stable turning and maximum durability. To increase your spindle capacity to 38-1/2'', just use the optional  Bed Extension.

Features include:
  • Powerful 1/2 HP motor
  • Solid cast iron base
  • Spur center on headstock
  • Ball-bearing live center on tailstock
  • Heavy-duty knockout bar for spur center
  • 6" tool rest
  • 3" face plate
  • 5 different speeds: 760, 1100, 1600, 2200 and 3200 RPM
  • Convenient belt access door
  • Cam-locking ratcheting adjustment levers
  • Chrome-plated hardware
  • Removable safety switch
  • Non-slip feet
  • Spindle Taper MT2
                      Excelsior Mini Lathe - Rockler Woodworking Tools

                 Learn How to Make Your Own Wooden Top Water Lures


Monday, February 25, 2013

Fishing Lure Popper Making With Abranet Sanding Discs

I have found another great Abranet sanding product since I first mentioned my discovery of the Abranet sanding strips.
I use a 5 inch disc sander to make the angled face on popper lures. Until recently I had been using a 120 grit conventional sandpaper disc on the disc sander. As with other uses of sandpaper I had the problem of the grit in the sandpaper loading up after sanding only a few popper faces. Even with frequent cleaning with a small wire brush the sanding disc was short lived at best.

After I saw how great the Abranet sanding strips were for sanding lures in the lathe I bought some of the 5 inch Abranet sanding discs to try on the disc sander. Once I received the sanding discs I discovered that they have a hook and loop type attachment and there was no adhesive backing to attach it to the metal face of my 5 inch disc sander. I contacted the site where I purchased the Abranet sanding grip discs and learned that they have a Conversion Pad made just for this. The conversion pad has the adhesive backing to attach to the sander and the Abranet sanding disc attaches to the Conversion Pad.

The Mirka Abranet 5 inch Mesh Grip Disc 100G, Qty. 10 is what I purchased at this Mirka site link;

 The Mirka Conversion Pad - PSA to Grip, 5 inch, Qty 1 is what I purchased at this Mirka site link; 1105, Mirka Conversion Pad - PSA to Grip, 5, Qty 1
You can purchase just 1 conversion pad for as little as $2.73

This Abranet sanding product is self cleaning just like the sanding strips. So far I still have the first Abranet disc I installed on my sander and after making many poppers faces with it there is no sign of wear or buildup.

If you still have not tried your hand at making popper fishing lures here is a link a video I made showing how I make them;
How to Make Mouth in Wooden Popper Lures

Here you can look at the rotary burr cutting tool I use to cut the popper mouths;
Lure Making Parts,Kits,&Tools

Good fishing this spring,
Kermett Adams
Lure Making Parts

Thursday, February 14, 2013

How to Assemble Deluxe Lure Box With a Hot Glue Gun

Custom Lure Boxes

If you are a lure maker and have searched for a nice box for your lures you know they are almost impossible to find.
I have spent many hours on internet searches or making telephone calls looking for boxes just the right size for the lures that I make. I eventually found a source for the box sizes that I need the most. I have two box sizes that pretty much fits most of my lure size needs. They are 2 x 2 x 6 and 2.5  x 1.50  x 5. This is width x depth x length and these are outside dimensions of the boxes. These are two piece boxes with a top and bottom. They have finger slots on the lid piece to facilitate ease of opening.

These boxes are white inside and out. They have a matte finish on the inside and a smooth satin finish on the outside of the box. The box material is what is known as a high quality  paper stock with a thickness of .023.

These boxes come flat and are not glued together. There are two methods I have used to glue them together. First is a hot glue gun and secondly with a glue tape dispenser. Below I have listed links to videos/slides on demonstrations of gluing the boxes together with both methods.
The glue tape dispenser is a little more costly to get set up but is by far the best way to glue boxes particularly if you are doing a lot of boxes.

After requests from lure customers and others I am offering these boxes for sale for the first time. You can find information how to purchase  them at my eBay store; Sunrise Tackle Store on eBay

Sunday, January 20, 2013

How to Catch Fish

You can Learn How to Catch More Fish
Have you ever noticed that of the weekend fishermen that hit the lakes and streams there are about 10% of them that consistently catch about 90% of the fish being caught? Usually it is the same group in the 10% that go home with fish for supper and the same remaining 90% goes home empty handed.
Sure, some days you are just going to be lucky and catch fish like you know what you are doing. You may think you have it figured out and then come home empty handed your next trip out.
The truth is that every day you go you are dealing with a different set of challenges. On any given body of water it is like a different lake each time you go during the year.The change of seasons, changes in water levels, changes in water temperatures, moon phases,and many other factors effect whether or not fish will bite and even what they my prefer to bite.
There are really only two ways you can learn the hundreds of the pieces in the puzzle on how to improve your odds each and every time you go fishing . One is to devote the many years needed of trial and error til you figure out the pieces of the puzzle. Second is to learn it from a mentor. It can be your dad, grandad, or any other experienced angler willing to spend the time with you to teach you.This same mentoring can be in the form of a training course of some kind like books, DVD, and seminars.
In the link below are assembled some of the best training materials available that will help make you a better fisherman.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Building a Rattle Chamber in a Wooden Fishing Lure

Please give me a little over 6 minutes of your time and I will show you how to make possibly the loudest rattle chamber in a wooden fishing lure that you have ever heard.
Thanks for viewing,

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pro Lures Online.com

Your Complete Source For Custom Fishing Lures and
Thousands of Lure Making Parts

Pro Lures Online is America's 1 choice for top of the line,tournament grade,American made custom lures and is now open for business.

At  Pro Lures Online they pride themselves in offering high quality tournament grade fishing lures. Their vision is to be the first choice of anglers when they realize the need for outstanding Spinnerbaits, Jigs, Buzzbaits, Crankbaits and other top of the line fishing supplies. They not only use what they build and sell, they have confidence in it!

Their Mission is to Provide customers with the finest lures possible and to build a lure exactly to your own specifications.

They carry many hard-to-find items from only the best vendors located throughout the United States, simply not available elsewhere. Tournament anglers will love their  selection of top of the line products.

Add to this their commitment to customer satisfaction and our 100% guarantee and you have a winning combination that's hard to beat. They invite you to browse through their site and see their line up of quality lures for yourself.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Fishing Lure Making Tools

If you are going to make your own fishing lures there are two main groups of items you will need.

First, there are the lure making parts and there are literally thousands of different pieces available to lure makers. Secondly there are many various lure making  tools available for the lure maker.

There are many sources of fishing lure making parts but it is rare to find a supplier who has in stock all of the lure making parts and the lure making tools you may need.

Whether it is a wire forming tool for making spinner baits or a lead melting melting pot and Do-it Molds for pouring your  own jig heads; LurePartsOnline.com has it all for you.

There are fly tying kits for trout fishermen or for anyone interested in tying flies. There are available dozens of fly tying materials needed to make those fish catching flies.

For fishermen interested in lure kits; there are many kinds available.  
Once your lures are done there is even various kinds of lure packaging available.    
Good fishing,