What do ya do??

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by whisker maniac, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

    Messages:
    2,712
    State:
    arkansas
    I have a lure that was a good producer for me. It was called a Heddin Prowler. Heddin was bought out by Plastic Research Co. years ago and quit producing this lure. I've caught several real nice bass with this lure and some hungry catfish too. I had five of these baits and am now down to just one that when I recently went thru my bass tackle box, found that it had a hole in it. Now the ? is what is a guy to do when one of his favorite lures are no longer produced but would like to still have and use this bait?? If you try to copy it yourself what material do you use? Down in this part of the country it is really hard to find Balsa wood in the proper thickness so that you will have enough to work with.

    Do any of you guys make a mold and mold your own and if you do how??
     
  2. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    9,755
    State:
    arkansas
    Name:
    johnnie
    i dont know if they are still in bussiness or not but you can check in the back of outdoor life or field and stream magizine in the classified ads and find a company named nexcraft.order their catalog and they have a section where you can buy lure bodies in any shape you want.
     

  3. dookiechrist

    dookiechrist New Member

    Messages:
    94
    State:
    utah
    good question... i can't really help you with making lures.. i personally started making my own jigs when i came into a similar situation.. however, i ended up finding the same jigs just with a larger price tag made by a different company on the internet..try google...describe the lure, manufacture, etc. you might get lucky and find some surplus at a good price.. good luck and i hope you find what you're looking for. p.s. it took me quite a while to stumble across them , boy was i excited, my jigs were'nt nearly as pretty:roll_eyes:
     
  4. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

    Messages:
    2,648
    State:
    Indiana
    thats a hard one try to find some bosa
     
  5. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

    Messages:
    693
    State:
    North Carolina
  6. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

    Messages:
    324
    State:
    Illinois
    i have carved some lures from cedar and they seem to work alright.
     
  7. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

    Messages:
    415
    State:
    Oklahoma!
  8. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

    Messages:
    5,444
    State:
    Henderson,Ky
    Or you could try and find a new favorite lure!!!!
     
  9. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

    Messages:
    1,262
    State:
    Ogden, Kansas,
    I liked the Prowler too and lost my last one eight years ago. It did a fine
    imitation of a wounded minnow on short runs and I miss it. Good luck on
    copying it! I just didn't have the skills to and never tried it.