Sometimes it can take a few hours to do something that, with practice, you may one day be able to do in few minutes.
A week ago I had the idea that I might be able to make a lure from the plastic that my hot glue gun provides.
|glue gun, plastic, and wire|
In anticipation of this lure being too heavy at the back, I added two small lead weights by crimping them to the wire.
I cut some bits out of the gift card to form the basic shrimp body shape.
|half glue added to create basic shape|
The best thing about hot glue is you can heat it up over a flame and rework it.
This shape took about an hour of reheating, cutting bits off, and adding bits to replace the bits I just cut off.
|finished hot glue glass shrimp lure|
Anyone paying more attention than they should, may notice that there are wire loops and a bib that give the impression that the lure would be towed from the front. But, after changing its shape a dozen times, I think this lure would work best twitched off the bottom, then allowed to sink back down. The fish would attack it as it sunk. To have it swim like a shrimp, it would need to be towed from the back, as when fleeing, shrimp panic backwards with flicks of their tail. The middle hook cluster would hang from the wire loop at the belly of the lure, but the hook that would be the rear should hang from the bottom of the front of the shrimp. In other words, that loop at the top, should be at the bottom.
The total length of this particular experiment is 95mm.