Yes, it’s this time of the year again. The new season is slowly but surely approaching, bringing with it the joyous sounds of wooden plugs hitting the surface and peaceful days spent on the water. Nice picture, huh?
Like in previous years I’m trying to use the remaining weeks before spring to work out some of the new ideas I already brought to paper during winter. Again I’m looking forward to improve my somewhat humble workflow and to increase accuracy and finishing. Thanks to a friendly lure builder and angler from Berlin, I might even get a chance to add some basic coloring for this next round of lures designs.
Speaking of designs, I did some minor improvements and changes to my beloved little pencil (still got no name for this tiny fellow…) and added a first draft of a darter type lure. It’s obviously influenced by shapes of some of my all time favorites in this category, but I think it’s a good starting point for understanding the concept and special requirements and characteristics of this lure type.
I only have 2 or 3 darters in my lure boxe so far and somehow never really got hooked when using them. Probably it’s just me not using them properly or my limited skills to bring this type of lure to life, but I think building one myself could help not only to better understand, but even to build something that’s fun to play.
I like the sound of these last line – let’s see if I can make it!
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