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3D Printed Fishing Lures – 5 Great Curated Models to 3D Print

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by Tobias Hullette
Dec 13, 2018

3D Printed Fishing Lures – 5 Great Curated Models to 3D Print

If you'd rather be fishin', print these great curated models, hit the lake (or river, or bucket), and reel in the big 'uns! Keep reading to find five great 3D Printable fishing lures.

3D Printed Fishing Lures 1. Jointed Crankbait and Topwater Popper

The joint helps to imitate natural movement.
The joint helps to imitate natural movement. Source: sirmakesalot / Thingiverse

What is it? Technically this should be “3D printed lure 1a and 1b,” but who’s counting? This Thingiverse model includes two great fishing lures that have proven their usefulness in the water. Various hardware is needed to turn the 3D printable models into working lures, but the effort is well worth it. When you’re done, you can also customize them with a glorious paint scheme.

Who designed it? sirmakesalot

Who printed it? 21 Thingiverse users have posted makes of these models with various materials, printers, and paint jobs. 

Where to find it? Thingiverse

3D Printed Fishing Lures 2. Crankbait

Beautifully painted crankbait.
Beautifully painted crankbait. Source: sthone / Thingiverse

What is it? This is another wonderful lure that has caught several fish! Printable in two parts for optimal assembly, making this crankbait will be a breeze. Be sure to read the model’s description to properly construct and tune this lure. 

Who designed it? sthone

Who printed it? 18 Thingiverse users have posted makes of this model. Several also include pictures of their great catches!

Where to find it? Thingiverse

3D Printed Fishing Lures 3. Swimbait

Meant to imitate a fish's movements.
Meant to imitate a fish's movements. Source: jakejake / Thingiverse

What is it? This swimbait, though a bit odd looking, is a wonderful model to catch big bass. This is an easy print, but its fabrication and assembly are facilitated even more with informative instructions and videos. A few hardware items are required. But after your pole bends with a monster bass, the effort will have been worth it. 

Who designed it? jakejake

Who printed it? Many Thingiverse users have posted makes of this lure, printed with various machines and materials. 

Where to find it? Thingiverse

3D Printed Fishing Lures 4. Topwater Fishing Lure

Almost like real fish!
Almost like real fish! Source: sthone / Thingiverse

What is it? This lure is a wonderful design to print and fish. After easy printing, assembly, and a bit of tuning, catching big bass is only a cast away. 

Who designed it? sthone

Who printed it? Several Thingiverse users have printed this model. Many of the makes include pictures of great catches. 

Where to find it? Thingiverse

3D Printed Fishing Lures 5. Texas Fishing Lure

Texas Lure
Texas Lure Source: icathcart / Thingiverse

What is it? Fish just can’t resist this lure! The designer suggests a tight knot as to not lose this precious addition to your tackle box. The main perk: It works, having proved its usefulness on various fishing trips. 

Who designed it? icathcart

Who printed it? Several other Thingiverse users have printed and fished this Texas Lure. 

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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