Making Paddle Tail Soft Plastic Fishing Lures

A guide to making simple soft plastic paddle tail fishing lure, from making the master, creating a mould to pouring and fishing.

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Paddle Tail tools and materials

Wooden Lollipop stick
Mitre saw or ruler and fine saw
100grit sandpaper attached or laid on a flat surface
Craft Knife
Aluminium car body mesh (normally available from auto supplies)
Large grip clips
Polymer clay (Super Sculpey) (craft shops/art shops or online)
Pasta Machine or rolling pin and flat surface
Standard kitchen oven
Ceramic tile
Wet and dry sand paper starting no less than 400 grit to as fine as you have
Cotton Cloth
Piece of picture framing glass as mould base
Lego mould box
Low viscosity RTV silicone such as Polycraft GP-3481-F RTV Silicone

Pouring Lures
Flexible liquid PVC, lure lube and colours for making the lures
Microwave oven
Microwave safe Jug

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