First article about the famous mexican swimbaits craftman
ERNESTO LOPEZ AYALA
He lives on the west coast of Mexico near Pacific Ocean and makes exclusively with hand very beautiful and very efficient wood fishing swimbaits. One lure can require up to 8 hours of work. Ernesto is not very talkative and shows us here with photos the different steps of his marvelous craftwork:
Patterning of raw wood:
Hand shaping of the fishing swimbait:
Internal frameworking with metal wire and beads:
Glueing of the fishing swimbait:
Hand planing of the fishing swimbait:
And soon, another article about the wood swimbaits decoration and finishing steps.
The marvelous fishing lures of Ernesto Lopez Ayala in video:
THANKS A LOT ERNESTO !!!
ON YOUR OWN!!
YOUR CRAFTYANGLERS CREATIONS!