Ceramic lures

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  1. mdh

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    I have been making ceramic lures, jigs and weights. Anyone want to try them out?
     
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    Any pics?
     
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    Curious how you came to the idea of making ceramic lures. That's got to be a process. Ceramic isn't neutrally buoyant, nor does it float. Also, it needs to be fired and annealed tom make it water proof. Then you probably need to glaze it to get colors set in. The process just seems like a lot of work for a weight. I can see making ceramic (thru hole) sinkers, but that's about it. I'm with Cyborgstarfish though. I'm dying to see some pictures.
     
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    I do a lot of porcelain ceramics. I have tried a few out and most work great. Was just hoping to get some input and ideas.

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    Interesting.. I already use 90% biodegradable weights.. another option is always good
     
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    these are not biodegradable. they are glass. soon lead will be outlawed.
     
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    Glass is biodegradable.. 100%.. lead is not.. if you don't believe me glass is bio, ask any of our local sandstone cliffs ...
     
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    as you wish.. put a porcelain artifact in the ground for 1 thousand years an it doesn't decay. sandstone is not glass. over time the tides will grind anything down. we collect sea glass in puerto rico. old glass shards that have been ground down by the ocean over decades. THAT IS NOT BIODEGRADABLE! you luv a pissing match about stuff you are completely ignorant about. as a trained expert in ceramics and alchemy, I only asked for an opinion on a silly simple design. Oh thats right! I asked if anyone wanted to try them! I thought this was a fishing forum. Check out why I don't post.
     
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    In defense of Coach the only person trying to turn this thread into a "pissing contest" is YOU! I'm betting he's way too smart to take the bait.
     
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    that spiral one sure looks interesting - wondering what kind of action it has in the water as it is retrieved.
     
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    I have a similar lure I made out of a mobile my wife had and it has the spirals done in metal, I haven’t caught a fish on out but I’ve only used it twice, it looks like if I put in front of a fish they would be interested, I definitely suggest using a snap swivel or you’ll have a mess on your hands.
     
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    Take it easy my friend. The coach is actually on your side. When people use the term "biodegradable", they are usually referring to something that is "green", or has zero negative impact on the environment.

    True that glass is not biodegradable, as there's nothing "biological" or organic in glass or ceramic. I think what he meant is that they will eventually erode if they are lost on the bottom- just like the glass you find does. But in the process of erosion, they aren't polluting the environment.The ocean is a very harsh environment. NOTHING can withstand it's relentless beating indefinitely.

    I for one think they are beautiful, and I'm HIGHLY intrigued how they would perform in the water and hold up after some abuse. The beauty of metal is it's very forgiving. It can bend, and flex, and has a very high tensile strength. But the beauty of your lures is the ability the shape them however you like without complex tools of hydraulic presses. I see the plus side of both. I've learned that everything has a caveat. R&D is the only way to see how your lures will hold up. I think my biggest concern would be that it would break in half under pressure, and the fish would swim off with the bottom half of the lure. Maybe you can educate me if this is a possibility, or if you've already addressed that issue.

    Again- very intrigued, and VERY beautiful lures. Good job!
     
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    Leave off all the hooks, rings and swivels, run your line through top hole and bottom hole and tie direct to your ring/hook/whatever.

    (Then hope broken shards don’t slice your line)

    Guess you could run a short wire leader through it?
     
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