Fishing lure #3 with gills and larger body

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Fishing lure #3 with gills and larger body by sirmakesalot Jun 27, 2012
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Here is another of my fishing lure designs. This one is larger than my last ones but could be scaled up or down to suit your needs. The pivot allows for a more realistic swimming action when combined with the bill.
This is a diving lure I printed at 100% so it would be a bit heavier but if you change the infill you change the buoyancy. A great side benefit to choosing your settings and making these lures even more custom. I have included the source for you as well.
I paint them to look like local fish. This one I tried to mimic a perch but you could experiment with fluorescent or metallic colours. Different regions have different feeder fish but fish will react out of movement or curiosity.
They totally work! Check out the action shots! Small mouth bass and pike love yellow perch.
The northern pike took 10 minutes to land, they have some fight in them and it is about 30 inches long. They live for about 25-30 years. I estimate this one to be in it's 20s for sure. The small mouth bass was probably 3.5-4 pounds. There were a lot this year. seems the warmer weather is proving to be beneficial for the fish!


Scale the STL and print at 100% to survive hard strikes and rocks.
Use the appropriate hardware to your scale.
You will need the following:
-5 screw in eyelets
-2 treble hooks
-2 small split rings
-Some paint or coloured plastic
Paint the body components first then assemble.
Head out and catch that one that keeps getting away!

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How did you insert the hooks and other metal features?

There are some pilot holes in the body that allow for some basic hardware store eyelets to of in. I turned them in with a set of pliers.

fantastic! I am a fisherman my self, the window opened up with 3DP is just great. unfortunately I still dont have such good luck when I go fishing but...let's hope

What material did you use, ABS or PLA and what was your reason for choice?


I used ABS...it is what I had. I would rather use PLA, more eco friendly.

Nice lure! Can you save the 3d file as a .prt or step or some other then 3dm?

Sorry it took a while for me to get back to you but I can't. i model with Rhino so no .prt or .step. :(

I will se what I can do.

Genius, I wish I had thought of this first :)

Thanks for the comments! It has been my experience that the lure works way better without the bill. The swimming action is very realistic. I am trying it out again next weekend, can't wait! :-D

This is amazing. Thanks for all the work. I made three different sizes. Did two solid (100%) and one I left some voids and dropped in some rattles while it was printing, sort of like the rattle trap lures. Great stuff. THANKS. :-D

Curious, what did you use for rattles?

Glad you like them! I found it swam better without the spoon. I had tons of strikes! I love the rattle idea!

Haha its good to see stress testing is underway :P

This is awsome Ive been trying to do this but i lack sufficient drawing skills (working on it atm) what program did you use im only really versed in sketchup atm.

Also just wondering do you have a wire through the entire body or have you just screwed into the plastic ?

Also gotta ask have you tried it does it swim?

Thanks for the comments!

I model in Rhino as it is cheap and very effective. In Rhino you have the ability to rebuild solid objects so you can push and pull control points. This lets you build organic forms. I tried Sketchup very briefly but found Rhino was more powerful.

There is no wire through the body just threaded eyelets. They are in there about 10mm (1/2 inch) so there is no chance of them pulling out, the hook would bend or the eyelet would open first.

I am heading up north in a week to try them out but there is no reason they wont work. the spoon on the lure will agitate the water and generate a realistic swimming motion. If not, the spoons are replaceable so I can try a different shape.

The results are on the way! :-D

Yeah I cant really believe its taken people this long I only just got my makerbot and it blew the Mightyboard almost instantly so now im waiting for parts. Ill definitly print one of these out and give it a go. Im in Aus we use these sorts of lures for Cod but not jointed bodys though but ill see how it goes.