BinderLures

Hand Made Wooden Fishing Lures by Christopher Binder

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
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Custom and personalized orders

I can create custom lures based on whatever design you would like so long as the design isn't a copy of a commercial lure that is copyrighted.

What is the epoxy coat used?

EnviroTex Lite high gloss finish - applied in 3 coats.

What type of wire is used for the lures?

Stainless steel wire at .029 gauge thickness.

What type of wood is it?

All lures are made of balsa wood.

Are the lures weighted?

Yes, the lures are lead weighted, holes are drilled in to the lures and lead is dropped in to the holes using a hot led drip. The finished lures weight about 1/4 to 1/3 of an oz.

What type of material is used for the plastic lips / bibs?

1/16th of an inch acrylic.

Is the wood treated in any way?

Yes, the wood is dipped in to a polyurethane sealer before it is drilled, hardware is placed, and weighted.

What is used as a filler for the lure?

A combination of superglue and baking soda is used together which creates a chemical reaction forming an extremely hard solid which works to both strengthen and then seal the wood again.

How are the lures made?

Lures start as large blocks of balsa wood which are then cut in to smaller bricks, each lure is then hand carved using an xacto knife, its then sanded down and placed in to a polyurethane dip to seal the wood. The lure is then drilled, then placed in to a 2nd polyurethane dip to reseal. Afterwards the wiring is placed in to the lure and hot lead is placed in to the lure to weight it so it faces up in the water. Next step is sealing and sanding the holes so the lure is smooth. A primer coat of acrylic paint is applied, re-sanded, then airbrush/hand brushed details. The bib/lip is placed in after the 1st epoxy coat. Then the lure is sealed with 2 more coats of epoxy resin. Entire process can take about 2 weeks per batch.