This type of bug resembles a minnow or some other kind
Spin bugs can also be made to imitate small frogs, which are a favorite food of black bass, pickerel, and pike. You can easily make such bass bugs as shown here.
The spin bugs described above for bass fishing are made from wood and have enough weight to cast with a light spinning or casting outfit. You can also make them from cork, but you'll have to add some lead to provide enough weight for casting.
For this you will need some sheet lead and lead wire. If you have trouble getting sheet lead you can always get some lead sinkers and pound them flat with a hammer. Lead wire can be obtained from some of the mail-order supply houses.
There are different methods of loading a cork bug with lead. For the basic construction of such a bug for bass fishing, you can obtain cork cylinders or cork bass bug bodies, already shaped and sanded smooth, from the mail-order houses and fly-tying suppliers. They come in various lengths and thicknesses, but for best results use the largest sizes.
paint any of the wood or cork body spin bugs for bass fishing use enamels or lacquers. If you want to, dip the body three or four times in the color.
Or, if you have an airbrush, spray the bugs. A quick way to paint them is to use the fast-drying "dope" used by model airplane builders. This comes in many colors and you can add one coat after another in a short time.
Although many bass fishing lures made professionally have glass eyes, these are not really necessary. It is much quicker and less expensive to paint on the eyes or dab them on, as described for
lures. You can also obtain decal eyes from some of the fly-tying and mail-order houses and attach these quickly.
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