I'd no intentions of making lures this year. Still had a pile of unused spinners from last year and the year before. Should homemade lures and canoe paddles become collector's items I'd be set for life. Of course I'll make a few new paddles. Pretty ones. Maybe even use them in the Boundary Waters. But lures?
Then it changed. Not all of a sudden. Things don't happen that quickly with me these days. Takes a while for my brain to grind out a few hints then even longer for me to accept the proposal. Might've happened quicker had a few of the voices in my head learned to keep their traps shut.
If you've read any of my entries you probably know I'm mostly a bass and pike fisherman. Might have to do with them being suckers for in-line spinners. But they're not the target for this year's trip to the Boundary Waters. Nope, walleyes and perch. Our entry permit says we have to spend our entire trip dead ended on a single lake and that's what's in the lake. That and a few tons of suckers.
I blame it on my nephew Brian. He's been hankering for a meal of one or the other on both of our previous trips. Don't know if it's the flavor or if he just likes to kill and eat something once in a while. Doesn't matter, if that's what he wants that's what we'll do. Seeing as how he's the only human being who'll do this kind of trip with me, I better keep him happy.
So the plan is to make a few walleye friendly trolling rigs and some hair and feather jigs. Goes without saying the trolling lures will be educated spinners. Like Winnie the Pooh I'm a man of little brain. Besides, it's always a little more fun to catch 'em on homemade.