Fixing Lures

Make a lure or repair one with Mister Glue. Use it at home or have with you when you are fishing. Homemade fishing lures, if made from softer plastic will remain flexible. Mister Glue is also waterproof so will not come apart at inopportune times. When cured it is non toxic and completely biodegradable.

All your jigs, lures, plugs, flies, etc can break or crack. Many are made from more than one material and having Mister Glue on hand to do repairs instantly keeps that favorite lure in the water.

If you are tying fishing knots to repair or make a fish lure then put a small dab of Mister Glue on the knot to keep it fast. It will keep the knot from slipping.

Ocassionally you will come across polyethylene or polypopylene but an accelerator will work even here when making your homemade fishing lures. So, you should be able to use as a soft bait glue.

When using Mister Glue use a very small amount. Place a tiny bit on one side and press the two surfaces together as closely as possible. The tighter the fit the better with Mister Glue. If I'm attaching two very small pieces I will use a toothpick or pin to transfer from the tip of the glue bottle to the surface that I'm gluing. Mister Glue is classified as an irritant so keep things ventilated when using.  Once cured, though, it is completely non-toxic and also is biodegradable.

Mister Glue will bond pretty much anything to anything so you can use for bit of feather in tying flies, or metal to wood or cork. You should be able to use this glue for making and repairing plugs, bugs, spoons, spinners, jigs, sinkers, flies and just about any combination of materials.

When at home keep Mister Glue in the freezer. When out and about keep it as cool as you can but it is not going to go bad in a weekend or week in the heat. Just keep it cool long term. You can keep in your cooler in a plastic sandwich bag.

Definitions:
A jig is a weighted hook with a lead head opposite the sharp tip. They are often covered with a minnow or crawfish or even a plastic worm to get the fish's attention. The operator moves the rod to make the jig move.

Surface lures are also known as top water lures. They float and resemble prey that is on top of the water. They can make a popping sound from a concave-cut head, a burbling sound from "side fins" or scoops or a buzzing commotion from one or several propellers. A few have only whatever motion the fisherman applies through the rod itself, though if skillfully used, they can be very effective.

Spoon lures are made to resemble the inside of a table spoon. They flash in the light while wobbling or darting due to their shape, and attract fish.

Plugs are also known as crankbaits. These lures have a fishlike body shape and they are run through the water where they can make a variety of different movements caused by instability due to the scoop under the head.

Artificial flies are designed to resemble all manner of fish prey and are used with a fly rod and reel in fly fishing.

Soft plastic baits are made of plastic or rubber, and are designed to resemble worms, lizards, frogs, leeches and other creatures.

Spinnerbait are pieces of wire bent at about a 60 degree angle with a hook on the lower end and a flashy spinner mechanism on the upper end.

Swimbait is a minnow- like soft plastic bait that is reeled like a plug. Some of these have a swimming tail.