A-Lure Artisan Lures NZ

A-Lure is a small table top hobby business that has grown out of my passion for making blade spinners and other fishing lures.
I make an effort to avoid plastics and lead in sourcing the components for the lures. Our waterways need no more of these added to them.
Tungsten, brass and glass beads provide the required casting weight.
All lures are handpainted and then seal coated to maximise durability and longevity.
I source the best quality components that I can having quickly learnt that cheap parts simply do not perform.

All flies/flashers/streamers are handtied. (This is the part of the process that takes the longest..)

Single hook versions available upon request.

Below is a selection of the lures we currently have for sale.
Shipping is generally $5 for most packages for up to 20 or so lures within New Zealand. If ordering from overseas please email and we can sort that for you.

Any queries please email me at:
Many thanks for visiting!


SLOW CRUISER lures are our trademark lure.
Based around a genuine gold plated colorado style blade that never tarnishes and which will spin at very slow speeds these lures combine the stealthy trickery of fly fishing with the easy casting of spin fishing.
In deep water let the fly do the work by casting into a deep pool, letting it sink before retrieving in sharp pulses.
Where the Slow Cruiser blade spinner really comes into its own is on slow shallow runs.
Simply cast and retrieve as slowly as you dare.
I personally have found that these spinners will catch trout in conditions when they would typically ignore other spinners.

The one on the left I call the 'Brown' Slow Cruiser. It is slightly heavier (approx 4.5g) and darker and travels lower in the water.
The one on the right is the 'Blue' and it is more streamlined, lighter (4g) and travels slightly higher.
Both of these models have a size 3 blade. Single or treble hook.

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Based on a commission I received from someone who goes by the nickname 'BB' for some Slow Cruisers featuring a Royal Coachman fly.
Black Magic single hooks for these ones. Please get in touch if you would prefer a treble.



A lighter weight Slow Cruiser based around a size #2 colorado blade. Runs even shallower so is ideal for tricky shallow water.
Single or treble hooks.


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The GREEN MEANIE lures have proved very effective on rainbow trout.
A simple green and black French bladed spinner that is weighted with tungsten, glass and brass to cast a mile and run moderately deep.
Cast upstream and retrieve with the current for maximum depth.
The addition of a green feather fly to the hook encourages nibbles from even paranoid trout.
Available in sizes #1, #2 and #3 blade. Single or treble hook.

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The RAINBOW CONNECTOR are a big thumper of a lure designed specifically with angry rainbow trout in mind. They are bright and flashy and the size #3 blade sets up some serious vibrations in the water.
Ironically however in the rivers I fish I find its been big brown trout that have been taking them but then these rivers aren't in fact populated by rainbows so its not that strange a thing I guess. Roll on this years trip to Taupo!
Features bright colours in both the blade and the fly and tungsten beads on top of the big brass main body mean it casts like a bullet and runs super deep in big water.
Size #3 only (at this stage). Single or treble hook.


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The RED EYE features a black wooly bugger fly with a long red tail teamed with a red and black french blade spinner.
We opted to double the tungsten beads on this one so that it will cast fast and accurate as a bullet and sink quickly to run at a good depth.
Designed in response to requests for a black and red spinner and having tested it a few times I can see why.
Currently available in size#2 blade. Single or treble hook.

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The unimaginitively named 'REDGOLD' is a simple dressed french bladed spinner with a colour pattern chosen specifically to target perch (and trout of course) in the Ruamahanga River.
Needless to say this doesn't preclude the possibility of them being fairly successful elsewhere too!
Black and red/brown fly. Size 2 gold blade.


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The 'DEEP YELLOW' is our most basic lure. It was the first pattern I made when I first started making lures and before they got all 'fancy' with flies and stuff.
Yellow and black had always been my favourite spinner colour, I've caught 100s of trout using similar lures.
Particularly awesome lures in slightly flooded discoloured rivers, let them swing round with the current and retrieve them as slowly as you can under the bank. -Never fails that trick in dirty rivers. Or just cast and retrieve with the current in a clean river too. The style of spinner I fell in love with and that started this whole crazy thing.
Size #1, #2 and #3 available. Single or treble hook.

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Have a colour combination of blade spinner that you just can't find? The 'ROGUE ELEMENT' is that lure. Basically what I'll do is paint and coat a french blade for you in your chosen colours/pattern and tie a fly to match. Just contact me when sending your order to tell me what you are after.
Personally I find blacks with greens, yellows and browns work well where I am but if you prefer lavendar and rose thats entirely up to you.
As these are made especially for you it would be great if you ordered more than one..
Better photo of eg's coming when I get my camera fixed...
Size #1, #2 and #3 available. Single or treble hook.

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I'm also happy to make other styles of blade spinner at similar prices if you have something you are particularly looking for.
Just email me at: