Donato Woodworks and Custom Lures

Custom Woodworking and Metal Fabrication, Furniture, Leather Work, Lures, 
Musky Lures, Buck TailsSt. Clair, Michigan, Hunting and Fishing



I will be accepting new orders soon.

Thank You for your support 

in 2016.


Look for the new 6" Chubby and 10" Enforcer with an aluminum lip, and true through wire coming out this year. 


It was extensively tested 

 last season.

 


 

 Please Note!!!

 

I will be making all

My Enforcers Series and Retro Lures

from Genuine Mahogany from now on!

Some of the Jelutong lures were not up to

Donato's Custom Lures Standards.

Thank You to all of my loyal customers!

                                                                                              ~ Donato Mongelli ~

 

  DONATOS LURES ARE METICULOUSLY MADE WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP. THERE ARE OVER 50 OF THE MOST POPULAR PAINT JOBS AND MANY NEW ONES TO CHOOSE FROM 

 

THE ENFORCER SERIES

Available in 2 Sizes - 6" and 10" 

They Run And Look Better Than Any

Lure You Will Ever Use!

Countless 50 plus inchers and 39 Plus Pounders.

6" CHUBBY -  Walleye Paint Job

 

10" Enforcer - Lawton 

6" Chubby - Shad

 

10" Enforcer - Natural Bass 


 

   One of the highest quality and best running lures that you will ever use. Depending on the speed of your troll or retrieve, 

The 6" Chubby runs very erratic and thumps hard or has an unbelievable tight action similar to a bait fish trying to escape.


The 10" enforcers have an awesome, slow, wobbling roll at slower speeds and can also thump hard and have a tighter action at higher speeds.


     

Features: 

 They are all handcrafted and three dimensional

The highest quality pattern grade lumber is used on all lures

Custom polycarb lips are glued in place with epoxy

Aluminum lips will be keyed in and also epoxied

.062 stainless thru wire and .092 screw eyes

Mustad 2x strong hooks 4/0, 5/0, 7/0

 Custom paint jobs using automotive lacquers

2 sealer coats on the bare wood

2 - 3 coats of epoxy for extra durability and shine

   

 


 

 

 

  

 

       Custom Made Fish Head Bucktails

                

 

 

 

 



  Bucktail Features 

 

  • Weighted to Maintain a Vertical Position
  • Mimics a Real Fish
  • Hand Tied Ex-Large Flashabou Tails 
  • All Come With 7/0 Back Hook
  • Large Perch Has a 4/0 Belly Hook  
  • Automotive lacquer Paints
  • 2 Coats of Epoxy Top Coat

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note :

 

Donatos Custom Lures uses a solid brass bead behind the clevis and not a hollow bead! This is why we do not have to use the tiny black, clear or whatever color plastic washers between the clevis and the beads. The purpose for the washers is to prevent the hollow bead from cutting the clevis off.

 

FACT: Without the tiny washers the hollow bead will eventually cut your clevis off and you will lose your blades. This will happen much quicker if your trolling vs. casting.

 

This is not the case with a solid bead.

 

 

Also Note that we use a solid brass bead behind every fish head. This bead is crimped approx. 1/8" away from the clevis and will not move!  The fish head will not impede, stop, slow or interfere with the spinning of the blades whatsoever!

 

 In Fact: The Head Makes The Lure Run Better! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Custom Made Mahogany Lures
Retro Style

 

 

6" Retro "Perch" 
 
 
   
 
 
Crank-bait Features 
 
  • Hand Crafted Mahogany Wood Body
  • Styles are: Retro
  • 6” Retro Jointed Only
  • Stainless Steel Screw Eyes .072 and .092
  • Mustad 2X Strong Hooks
  • Lexan Custom Shaped Lips
  • 2 Coats of Lacquer Sealer/Primer
  • Automotive Lacquer Paints 
  • 3 - 4 Coats of Top Coat 

 

 

 

 

                                  MADE IN THE U.S.A.

  I Would Never Sell Something That I'm Not Proud of, Period.

 

                 586-899-7430

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