In this article, I will share an explanation how to make a simple softlure but killer enough. Softlure is a kind of artificial bait which is generally made from rubbers so it has a soft texture. I will explain the steps to make softlure which can be done by using or without molds.
It’s can be an alternative artificial bait for fishing because the material is really cheap and we can make softlure by our own design.
The Tools to make softlure is easy to find and cheap enough. The main material is Silicone Rubber adhesive.
The material and tools for make softlure
Hook (The size and type of hook depend on the target fish)
Silicone sealant (silicone Rubber adhesive)
Mold. If you don’t have a softlure mold, you can use glass or ceramics for background cover.
How to make Softlure
First, choose the model and size of softlure, you can find inspiration in google or by imagine a small fish usually be using for fishing bait.
Then make holes in silicone sealant tube according to the size softlure we want to make, try to make a hole a little smaller than the size of softlure. Because it will expand when it came out later. This step is only done if you make softlure without mold.
If you use a mold, please cover the mold with oil.
If you do not use a mold, you can form the softlure by hand, especially to make the tail. layer your finger by oil before you touch the rubber.
After that, dry the soft lure. Keep it clean and dust-free.
After the soft lure is dry, take off the soft lure from the mold carefully. Attach soft lure with hook and soft lure ready to use. I use this soft lure to catch baby giant trevally.