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Handcrafted made to order fishing lures.
Custom made with the highest quality materials and attention!
Made with my material or material supplied by you from that special hunt!
Muskie, Northern Pike, Walleye, Trout, Bass, and Panfish!

Note: The input fields on PayPal are fairly small. If you have more info to add for the lure requests and modifications, feel free to send me an email with the more specific details. Root River Lures are all handmade, top quality lures crafted in my shop. Feel free to contact me at wayne@rootriverlures.com with any questions! Thank you for visiting Root River Lures website and hope to see you on the water!

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Lures

Root River Lures, LLC handcrafts different styles of spinners.

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For muskie and northern pike fishing an inline spinner bait is available. The lure can be created in any size from 4" to 8" and with just about any color of bucktail, including multi-colors. Different blade styles and sizes are also available. Price for these custom lures are $10.50.

Customized Muskie/Northern Pike Spinners
Colors, Blade, Size
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New!!! For muskie fishing a giant 12" inline spinner bait is available with #14 blades. The bucktail behind these large blades will puff up to create an impressive looking bait coming through the water. The price of the spinner is $23.00 (stand not included).

#14 Muskie Bucktail Inline Spinner
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We offer an inline spinner for trout, panfish, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. This lure has had a lot of success and is a number one seller with a lot of repeat buyers purchasing 20 to 30 at a time. The different options include the blade finish (smooth silver, hammered silver, smooth brass, or hammered brass) and hook color (bronze or red). Spinners are sold 5 to a package of the same blade and hook type for $14.50. When ordering multiple quanities of 5 please specify the different variations. For example, if I wanted 5 hammered Brass with red hooks I would specify a quantity of 1 in PayPal. If I wanted an additional 5 smooth silver with bronze hooks, I would specify the additional variation and a quantity of 2 in PayPal. For every order of 10 lures (2 sets of 5) you will receive a free plastic tackle box.

Trout, Panfish, Bass Spinner - #4 Indiana Blade
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This is a slightly smaller spinner with a #2 Colorado Blade and a #10 hook. It works well for trout, panfish, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. The different options include the blade finish (smooth silver, hammered silver, smooth brass, or hammered brass) and hook color (bronze or red). Spinners are sold 5 to a package of the same blade and hook type for $14.50. When ordering multiple quanities of 5 please specify the different variations. For example, if I wanted 5 hammered Brass with red hooks I would specify a quantity of 1 in PayPal. If I wanted an additional 5 smooth silver with bronze hooks, I would specify the additional variation and a quantity of 2 in PayPal. For every order of 10 lures (2 sets of 5) you will receive a free plastic tackle box.

Trout, Panfish, Bass Spinner - #2 Colorado Blade
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For walleye fisherman, Root River Lures creates a spinner bait with either a single hook for minnows and leeches or two hooks for a worm harness. It has been proven over the years on lakes such as Lake Kabetogamma in northern Minnesota. The spinner comes on a 4 1/2' snell with a #2 colorado blade (hammered silver, hammered gold, smooth gold, and smooth silver) with 5 beads (I generally put a glow bead as the first bead) and a high quality hook (red or silver). The snell length can be adjusted, along with the color of the beads. If you are fishing Lake Kabetogamma you cannot go wrong with a red hook! Spinners are sold 5 to a package of the same blade and hook type for $10.50. When ordering multiple quanities of 5 please specify the different variations. For example, if I wanted 5 hammered Brass with red hooks I would specify a quantity of 1 in PayPal. If I wanted an additional 5 smooth silver with bronze hooks, I would specify the additional variation and a quantity of 2 in PayPal.

Walleye Spinner - #2 Colorado Blade
Crawler, Minnow, Spinner
Modifications - Bead Colors



Lure Sets

Root River Lures has put together a number of lure sets. The lure sets can be ordered in a Plano tackle box or in a decorative wood box. The lure sets make a great gift and the decorative wood boxed lures make great cabin decorations!

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This wood box contains the muskie/northern pike lure of your choice. The box is designed with a plexi-glass cover, so that the lure can be displayed in the box. Makes a great gift, cabin decor, or keep the box for cabin decor and use the lure! You can choose the lure in the "Description of Lure Requested" or I will build the most requested spinner. For example, if you want to specify the lure you could enter "Muskie sized lure with a silver blade and perch colored bucktail". The price of the boxed lure set is $15.00.

Wood Boxed Muskie/Northern Pike Lure
Description of Lure Requested
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Can't decide what to purchase? Try a little of everything! This nice Plano 3600 tackle box contains a11 of Root River Lures finest spinners. 1 Muskie Spinner, 1 Northern Pike Spinner, 4 Trout/Smallmouth Bass/Largemouth Bass/Pan Fish Spinners, 5 Walleye Spinners, and an assortment of walking sinkers. You can request the types of lures in the "Specify Lure Requests" field below or if you do not care to choose I will build the most requested lures and add them to the sampler. For example, if you want to specify the lures you can specify what type of the 4 Trout/Bass Spinners you would like - 4 Trout spinners with hammered brass blades and you can specify what type of muskie/northern pike lures you would like - 1 muskie lure with a gold blade and 1 northern lure with blue/red bucktail and silver blade. Price for the lure set is $30.00.

Root River Spinner Sampler in a Plano 3600 Tackle Box
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New!!! At the request of Root River Lure customers, we have put together a walleye kit. The kit contains 6 #2 worm harness spinners, 6 #2 minnow/leech spinners, 2 #4 worm harness spinners, 4 #4 minnow/leech spinners, 3 blank spinner holders, 7 pencil weights, and 15 walking sinkers (5/8 - 1 1/2oz). All in a plano #3600 tackle box. Price for the walleye kit is $40.00 (over $55 if purchased separately)

Root River Walleye Spinner Kit
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Fishing Lure Kits

Root River Lures, working in conjunction with Pheasant's Forever Focus on Forever, has put together several kits that can be used in a class room setting to help build interest in fishing. The kits include individually packaged components to complete 20 lures, spare parts, finished lure as an example, detailed instructions on how to build the lure, and detailed instructions on how to fish the lure. Currently, 2 types of kits are available at a special price of $25 per kit.

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The walleye spinner kit contains enough components to build 20 single hook walleye spinning rigs. Each kit is individually packaged for easy dispersal. The packaging is then reused to hold the finished lure. The only tool needed is a pair of scissors to trim the excess line. The price of the kit is $25.00, which includes shipping.

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The inline spinner kit contains enough components to build 20 inline spinners. The spinners are great for trout, bass, and panfish. Each kit is individually packaged for easy dispersal. The packaging is then reused to hold the finished lure. The only tool needed is a pair needle nose pliers to make one loop and trim excess wire. The price of the kit is $25.00.




Miscellaneous Items

Root River Lures now offers several handcrafted fishing theme items. The woodworking is all locally completed by skilled craftsmen.

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The Green Hornet is taken from the show "Grumpy Old Men". The handle is hand cut from pine and then painted. The fiberglass poles have a single guide which has been hand tied. You can use them to catch fish and/or cabin/office decor. I personally use a Green Hornet as a traveling trophy called the "Dumb Duck Award". Four of us have ice fished together for over 20 years with one major 4-6 day trip a year. We have fished multiple lakes and caught a lot of fish. You can imagine after 20 years how the stories have become confused and in some cases grown! We use the "Dumb Duck Award" as a way to log each trip with who attended, which lake, and the number and species of fish caught. The winner each year is voted for at the end of the trip for the most noteworthy event that occurred during the trip. They then get to proudly display the "Dumb Duck Award" for the year. Three pole options are available 1) Green 20" sensitive noodle pole, 2) Orange 15" medium action, and 3) Chartreuse 15" medium-heavy action. The price of the poles are $18.00.


Special Orders

If you have a special order please contact me. I can build spinners in just about any size and if ordering bucktail spinners I can customize the bucktail to meet your needs.

To pay for special orders, please use the following button. Thanks!



Special Occassions

One of Root River Lures specialities is to utilize material from that special hunt to produce a one of a kind heirloom or remembrance. Muskie bucktails tied with the pheasant feathers from a South Dakota Fall pheasant hunting trip with friends (see an example below). Muskie bucktails tied with turkey feathers from a friend's first turkey. Another example is my son Tyler's first deer. I tied 10 muskie lures with the tail from his first deer and mounted them in a shadow box (see the picture below).

Root River Lures will work with you to create this special remembrance.



Catches of the Day

Feel free to send me your pictures!

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Smallmouth taken on the Root River on the #4 hammered brass blade spinner.


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Landon S. of Turtle River caught this 6+lb Large Mouth Bass on May 25th 2013 fishing Clearwater Lake while working on becoming a pro fisherman.


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Amanda C. - Nice sunfish caught on Lake Julia near Bemidji.


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Carol C. - Nice walleye caught on Lake Julia near Bemidji.



Shipping

If you are in the Southeast Minnesota area we can arrange for me to drop of the fishing lures or you are welcome to pick them up. Feel free to contact me at wayne@rootriverlures.com with any questions!