How-To Videos


Make Your Own Marlin Lures & Abalone Inserts by MakeLure

In this video Larry shows some techniques for making your own marlin type lures using products from MakeLure.com.


How to make custom lead molds

Quick and easy method for using Alumilite's Mold Putty for quick and easy custom lead molds. Putty cures in less than 10 minutes and picks up the exact detail of your original. In this video we show you how to make custom screw in lead sinkers. Use the screw in lead weights for dialing in the exact performance of your soft plastic lures by altering the location and amount of weight you use in your lure.


How to make your own multi-cavity production lure molds

Make production lure molds of your own custom lures quickly and easily using Alumilite's silicone rubber mold making materials. This video will show you the entire step by step process of how to make your own cast reproductions from your existing molds using Alumilite casting resins and make multi cavity silicone rubber molds of those cast masters which will enable you to pour 5 lures at a time. Pool testing and lure finishing techniques are also shown.


How to Make a Glide Bait

An in depth look at how Center of Gravity, Buoyancy, and Control Surfaces impact lure performance.


Principles of Lure Design by Larry Dahlberg Pt.1

In Principles of Lure Design, Larry discusses three of the most important factors that affect the way a lure acts and performs in the water.


Principles of Lure Design: Center of Gravity & Buoyancy by Larry Dahberg Pt.2

In Part 2, Principles of Lure Design, Larry discusses how Center of Gravity & Buoyancy and how those principles affect the way a lure acts and performs in the water.


Principles of Lure Design: Variable Control Surface by Larry Dahberg Pt.3

In Part 3, Principles of Lure Design, Larry discusses Variable Control Surface and how this principle affects the way a lure acts and performs in the water.


Foiling and finishing lure techniques by Swedish lure maker Gaddgapet

Foiling and finishing techniques by Swedish lure maker Gaddgapet. MakeLure.com visits Swedish lure maker Gaddgapet to examine lure making techniques and processes including basics of foil techniques and lure finishing.


MakeLure.com visits Swedish Pike Lure Makers

Larry and Mike visit Hardcore Lures in Sweden to design, test, and fish new lure designs for big pike and zander.


Lure Making Design Challenge by Swedish University Students by MakeLure

Larry and Mike visit (a university in Sweden directed towards all aspects of the fishing industry) to take part in a lure build off challenge. 4 teams design, create, mold, cast, and test their lure designs in an afternoon of design and lure making.


Waylan Miller's Nacho Daddy Spoon Lure

Second year winner of the MakeLure Build-Off Waylan Miller discusses why he decided to design, mold, and cast his own lures to catch Red Fish and Trout. Waylan walks us through the process of casting lures, once design, 3d printing, and silicone molds are completed. We then take you to the water to show you how they work.


Replicating Soft Plastic Lures with Vac 50 Resin

Vac-50 by makelure.com gives anglers a way to produce a soft plastic injection mold for a fraction of the cost of aluminum molds. This video demonstrates the steps to make your own injection mold.


Lure Making Utilizing 3D Printing

This video demonstrates the use of 3D printing for lure making, followed by making a silicone mold and casting lures with Alumisol soft plastic.


Painting Soft Plastic Lures by MakeLure

No ventilation, no clean up, no mess using the Copic Painting System offered by Makelure.com. A simple system that gives you the ability to paint professional looking lures without all the mess.


Copic Marker Refills

Copic Marker refills are an economical way to refill markers used in the Copic Air Gun.


MakeLure: New Copic Painting System 1

In this video, Larry demonstrates the new Copic Painting System and discusses it's features and benefits. The Copic Air Brush System now available from MakeLure.com


MakeLure: New Copic Painting System 2

In part 2, Larry demonstrates the new Copic Painting System on more lures. The Copic Air Brush System now available from MakeLure.com


MakeLure: Make Your Own Big Flies

Larry demonstrates a few techniques for making your own big flies.


Makelure: Advanced Mr. Whiggley Mold Tutorial

How to make a 5 piece advanced Mr. Whiggley lure mold. The 5 piece mold allows you to easily create different color tails and body sections.


Makelure: How to make your own production lure molds

How to make your own production lure molds


Makelure: Molding a Real Fish - Perch Muskie Lure

Mold a real perch. Make a mold and cast a replica using products form makelure.com


MakeLure: Make your own softplastic injection lure mold

This video demonstrates the process for making your own injection lure mold using Vac Master 50, an aluminum filled, high heat deflection casting resin from MakeLure.


MakeLure: How to Make Robust Jig Head Lures & Coat with Alumi-UV

In this video Larry shows how to make a strong, nearly indestructible jig head lures. He also demonstrates how to use MakeLure's Alumi-UV protective coating that cures in a few short minutes.


How to Make Your Own Drop Shot Worm

This video demonstrates the steps to sculpt, mold, and cast your own drop shot worm using MakeLure.com products. This entire process can be done in one day.


How to create your own customized worm lure

In this video, Larry demonstrates a new way to make soft plastic worm baits using Alumisol and Alumidust.


How to add realistic scale patterns to your lures

Larry demonstrates a new technique for adding scale patterns to lures.


How to make pre-weighted soft plastic lures

This video demonstrates how to make a multi-cavity mold of a lure and also shows how to mold your weights and jig heads inside of the lure.


Create Your Own Bull Dawg Style Bait

Create, mold, & cast your own Bull Dawg style bait at a fraction of the cost and design with complete versatility. This tutorial walks you through products used and the process to make your own lures. The multi-tail design (while using one body) allows you to customize the action of your bait based on water conditions and desired action of the lure.


Oversized Jig Trailer - Make Your Own

Unable to find larger sized jig trailers? Cast your own. This video demonstrates a quick and easy way to sculpt, mold, and cast your own trailers using products from MakeLure.com. It's easy to do, allows you to create whatever style trailers you want, and is extremely cost effective.


Adjusting hardness of Alumisol to dial in lure action

Learn how to adjust lure action by changing the durometer (or hardness) of soft plastic lures. Small tweaks in the hardness of Alumisol can drastically change a lures action/presentation, which may eliminate the need for a change in design. This video shows an example of a lure design with some initial flaws, which were then remedied with a couple small tweaks.


Learn to make cost effective soft-plastic lures using MakeLure.com products

Learn how to make your own softbait lures for a fraction of the cost of store bought ones using products from MakeLure.com


MakeLure - Creating & Carving Lures Out of Resin

Rasping or carving lures out of resin is one technique for creating custom lures. This video follows Kelly Bennett through the process of pouring resin into the general shape of a lure, then rasping it down to the desired detail. Kelly has fine-tuned this process, which has allowed him to create amazing and effective lures on the water. Additional product information and videos can be found at www.makelure.com


Gizzard Shad Muskie Lure Made from Molding an Actual Fish

Ever wonder how you could make a custom lure by molding an actual fish and then adding features to make it your own? This video takes you through step-by-step as we make a mold from a dead gizzard shad found at the boat landing. We then work on adding the features to give it the desired action in the water. But will it catch muskie?? Give this video a watch and see how Brad Miller did on the water.


Double Wubble

Designing a lure to fit conditions Larry designs a lure to fit water conditions and how muskie are reacting to lures. Larry uses Alumilite Mold Putty to make and pour the Double Wubble.


Using Scale Pattern Transfer Decals and UV Cure Coatings

Larry shows a unique way to add any fish pattern using printable transfer decals. Larry demonstrates a soon-to-be-launched Alumilite UV cure epoxy for fast and durable finishes. Visit www.makelure.com for additional product information.


Shrinking Silicone Molds

Learn how to shrink a mold to reduce the size of an already existing original. Through a simple mold making technique you can shrink a mold by nearly 25 percent without re sculpting a smaller original.


Adding Eyes to Your Lures

Adding eyes to lures give it a real-life look and is easy to do. Larry shows how to add color and attach them. Lure eyes can be purchased through the products page.


Bending Plastic Lips for Lures

Learn an easy way to modify plastic lips to fine tune for any lure. Larry demonstrates how to easily bend plastic lips. Preformed plastics lips can be purchased through the products page.


Alumilite in Education - Verndale High School

Verndale High School has integrated Alumilite products into their Applied Economics program. Students follow a small business model of manufacturing, marketing and selling their own custom lure ornaments. Students use profits from the sales to apply towards a fishing trip at the end of their program. Additional product information can be found at www.alumilite.com. Interested in starting your own program? Contact us at 1-800-447-9344.


Make Your Own Over-sized Weedless Grub

This video illustrates the steps to design, mold, and cast your own soft plastic baits using Alumilite Mold-making rubber and Alumisol soft plastic resin. A one piece split molding technique is used to mold an over-sized grub.


Poppers and Soft Plastic Dust

Larry Dahlberg, Hunt For Big Fish, demonstrates making lures out of Alumilite liquid foams and how to color soft plastic lures quickly and easily without using harsh solveent-based paints.


Big Weedless Muskie Lures

Weedless Offspring Minnow made from makelure.com products. This video illustrates steps to create, mold, and cast your own muskie minnow.


Weedless Mouse Lure - Wollaston Lake

Pike fishing on Wollaston Lake with Larry Dahlberg. Fished with a hand poured weedless mouse lure made from makelure.com products. Video shows how you can make one yourself.


CustomCraft Steelhead Crankbaits

Graham Smith uses Alumilite's High Strength 3 silicone moldmaking rubber and RC-3 casting resin to make his CrankCraft back-trolling crankbaits for steelhead and bass. This video reviews Graham's technique for making his own lures and demonstrates thier action out on the water.


St. Clair Bait Company

St.Clair Bait Company in Michigan uses products from Alumilite to make fishing lures for muskie. This video illustrates the casting and finishing process for these lures. A chartered fishing trip out on Lake St.Clair shows how these bait swim and attract muskie.


Casting Roe Chain

Quick and simple way to cast your own roe eggs for steelhead fishing. We used a section of ball chain as our roe and created a mold around the chain using Alumilite's quick curing 2-part mold putty. To cast the roe chain, we poured Alumisol with Alumilite's phospherescent powder to make the salmon eggs glow in the dark.


How to Make a Marlin Head Lure

Mold and cast a marlin head lure with Hunt for Big Fish's Larry Dahlberg, using Alumilite products.


Donato's Custom Lures

Mold making and casting with Donato of Donato's Custom Lures. Learn how Donato uses mold making and casting materials from makelure.com to cast incredible crank baits and bodied bucktail musky lures used in St. Clair and all over. Check out more of Donato's lures at www.donatoscustomlures.com


How to Make an Alabama Rig

Larry Dahlberg shows how to make an Alabama Rig using Alumilite products.


Complete Mr. Whiggley Tutorial

Complete lure making video for making Larry Dahlberg's famouse Mr. Whiggley. This process takes you from A to Z in creating the master, making the mold, and casting the lures using tungsten powder to add weight and Alumidust to color.


Advanced Mr Whiggley fishing lure - make your own

Learn how to make a more advanced, 2nd generation Mr. Whiggley lure with Alumilite products.


Simple Mr. Whiggley fishing lure

How to make your own Learn how to make your own simple Mr. Whiggley lure with Alumilite products.


Powdered Head Lure

Make your own realistic fish head lure with Alumilite products. Alumidust is easy to use, simply brush it one your mold prior to casting and the colored dust bonds to the Alumilite casting resin.


Easily Increase Lure Size

Increase the size of a silicone rubber mold to make an existing lure significantly bigger while maintaining the dimensional stability. The original mold will return to the original size and shape without damaging the mold. In this video, Larry Dahlberg reviews the steps on how to do this.


Making Jointed Swim Whizzs

The Swim Whizz lure manufacture shows how prototyping their lures with MakeLure.com products is easy and extremely effective for testing new designs. To check out all of Matt's great Swim Whizz lures, visit www.swimwhizz.com


Road Kill Frog Sculpt, mold, and cast a large paddle tail frog for muskie and northern pike.

Use Sculpey polymeric clay to sculpt the original, Alumilite's High Strength silicone mold making rubber and Alumisol for casting your lures. Easy step by step instructions that will give a great idea on how to create, mold, and cast your own soft plastic lures.


Making a Bluegill Lure

Make your own soft plastic blue gill lure using Alumilite's 2 part silicone Mold Putty and Alumisol soft plastic.


Ribbon Tail Lures

Sculpt, mold, and pour your own custom soft plastic ribbon tail lures for largemouth.


Making Dragonfly Larva Lures

Larry Dahlberg, host of the Hunt for Big Fish, shows us how to make custom molds and how to pour lures of dragon fly larva using Alumilite mold making and casting products. Larry shows you basic techniques that will help you create, mold, and cast custom lures for your own fishing interests.


Whopper Plopper Part 1

Larry Dahlberg, host of the Hunt for Big Fish, walks you through how to mold and cast the famous Whopper Plopper topwater lure. This lure uses a rigid body that is cast with Alumilite casting resin and backed with Alumilite's 610 structural foam in combination with a flexible tail cast with Alumilite's Flex 80. The tail produces the low pitch plopping sound in the water and is nearly indestructible.


Whopper Plopper Part 2

Larry Dahlberg, host of the Hunt for Big Fish, walks you through how to mold and cast the famous Whopper Plopper topwater lure. This lure uses a rigid body that is cast with Alumilite casting resin and backed with Alumilite's 610 structural foam in combination with a flexible tail cast with Alumilite's Flex 80. The tail produces the low pitch plopping sound in the water and is nearly indestructible.


Make Your Own Swim Bait

Larry Dahlberg, host of the Hunt for Big Fish, shows you how to mold and cast your own swimbaits using Alumilite mold making and casting products found on www.makelure.com


How To Use Alumisol Soft Plastic

Larry Dahlberg, host of the Hunt for Big Fish, shows you how to work with Alumisol to pour all of your own soft plastic baits.


Make a Lure with Larry Dahlberg

"Hunt for Big Fish" Larry Dahlberg shows how to use Alumilite products to make your own lures.