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    Want to Make an Inexpensive Fish Attracting Lure? Try the CD Flash
    by Gary Ralston

    What is free and can also serve as an effective fishing lure? Simple; compact discs (CD’s). Whether from AOL, or any other source, a CD comes with at least one highly mirrored surface that easily attracts fish eyes. If you haven’t noticed already, a CD is flexible, plastic and can easily be cut with a pair of scissors. You can create a shape like a fish, long diamond, triangle,“V”, or any shape you’d like with relative ease.

    Next, drill a hole at opposite ends of your shape of choice. Use a small file or knife point to smooth any sharp edges around the holes. One hole will be used to attach the leader, the second will be used to tie on either a small treble or single hook.

    To cast the lure any distance you are going to need to add a quarter to half ounce of weight. The simplest way to do this is to tie a combined swivel and weight to the leader about 18” from the lure. Another option is to just add a small slip sinker to the reel side of the line before tieing on a swivel. The weight will rest against the swivel when the lure is cast or reeled in.

    Substitute a "CD Flash" on one leg of a double jig and you won’t need to worry about adding weight for casting. Or, just slip one of your special designs onto a single lead head, replacing one plastic bait for another. Just make the hole small enough so that the lure is kept from slipping off by the hook barb.

    CD’s are also not only “writeable” by computer hard drives but also by felt tip pens of all colors. Draw in eyes, scales, colorful stripes, or just leave it natural flash.

    Many shape variations and rigging techniques are possible. Glue two CD’s together and you’ll have a double sided mirror lure. You might need a pair of heavy duty scissors or tin cutters to do the trimming on the thicker lure. Just experiment until you find what works best for you.

    No longer will you look at a CD the same way - and neither will the fish!

    Gary Ralston is publisher of Gulf Coast Fisherman magazine. For more tips and articles on fishing the Gulf Coast visit http://gulffishing.com.

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    Here's a photo of some of the lures the boys made. Pictures were taken after their fishing derby and several were lost at the bottom of the lake. This is the survivors.

    PH
    "Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish." --Mark Twain

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    Photos to come.....The whole cub scout pack made these this pst week. Thank you AOL! We're having our derby on Sat 3/25. The boys will have to use there lures to win a prize and fulfill their requirements. I will post pictures of the lures and any catches.

    The idea worked great and the boys had a blast!
    PH
    "Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish." --Mark Twain

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    I'm going to be coordinating a Cub Scout Fishing Derby in a few weeks. One of the things the older boys need to do to fulfill requirements is to make a homemade lure. This is a quick easy idea. I'll try it and make sure I share photos of the lures. Thanks!


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