How to Make a Glow in the Dark Minnow Fishing Lure

Make a plug of light wood, preferably cedar or white pine, 1 3/4 in. long and 3/4 in. in diameter at the large end, tapering to 1/4 in. at the small end. Finish it to the shape of a minnow and bore a 5/16-in. hole, 1 in. deep, in the large end.

Make a lead plug, with a hole through the center, to drive tightly into the hole in the head of the minnow, and finish the front end smooth and even with the front of the wood.

Run a wire through the minnow and form an eye at the tail for hooks, and another at the head for the swivel. A three-cornered piece of tin inserted 1/2 in. back of the head on each side and bent so that the water will cause it to turn give motion to the lure.

Two coats of luminous paint will be sufficient for the illumination. Expose the minnow to the light for several hours, and it will give a luminous glow in the dark that makes it easily seen by the fish as it is drawn through the water. As most game fish are night feeders, it makes a very effective lure.

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