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  1. I use twisted wire for northern pike and musky. "R" bend for everything else.
  2. Depends on the complexity. Pm me a copy of your design, or pm me your phone number and we can talk about it first. I have quite a few questions.
  3. If you have a small piece, send to to fishingskirt.com like Mark noted. They will match it for you and give you the number if they have it.
  4. First of all like everyone mentioned, it is illegal to attach the blade to the hook eye. However there are still a lot of guys doing it. Doesn't make it right so do what you want. Another thing mentioned is hooks. Barlows used to sell hooks with open eye, however I believe that is no longer available. I have tried to open hook eyes and it's a 50/50 shot that it will work. Many times, the hook eye will break or weaken. The problem is that once you open the eye you have to close it, and this will weaken the eye further. As far as a good jig for this, I would use a Snootie jig. It is thin and seems to wobble well. Just make sure your split rings are loose inside the hook eye. Go to then next hook size up if you need to.
  5. I do exactly what Jeff Hahn does. Most if not all the weedguards that are fuzzy on the end come from Kayser Lure. The way I solve this problem is the stick the loose stranded end into the weedguard hole first. This also keeps the strands straight. If it is a bit too tight, take off a couple of strands. Once the weedguards dry, cut off the fused end at the top. The weedguards are a bit longer than need be, so cutting them at the top is no bi deal. This is the way I do it and it seems to work.
  6. I get my wireforms from Lure Part Online.
  7. cadman

    CAD files

    I have a couple of Arky head models, however they are proprietary to my design. The easiest thing to do is find the Arky head style jig you want, buy it and tell the mold maker what features you want and don't want incorporated in your design. They will probably have a minimum design charge, to make your Arky model. Once you finalize the design they will create a program to CNC your mold.
  8. cadman

    CAD files

    What do you mean by cad files? To make a mold of the jig? Are you looking for 3D step files to machine a Arky jig? You are going to need to get a hook in there somehow, so I'm thinking 2 piece. Lot of unanswered questions. Please elaborate more so I can help better.
  9. cadman

    Nickle Plated Spinnerbait Hooks

    How about $80 shipped
  10. I keep some of mine in a cabinet on shelves. Shelves are numbered by column and row. I then can stack about 4 molds per column. Next I have a sheet on one of the shelves that has a list of every mold I have. On this sheet, each mold has the mold model number and name along with a column number and a shelf number. If you are very meticulous on where you take them from and where you put them back, the sheet works fine. The mold will always be found where you put it back last time. I also keep all my mold model numbers on a spread sheet. The ones I use regularly, I also keep on a shelf in a box. The box has the names of the mold I have in there. Also in these boxes, I keep all my football molds together in one box, all my round molds in another and all my spinnerbait molds yet in another. This all works for me. I'll take a pic later tonight.
  11. I have almost a full box (973 pcs) of brand new Eagle Claw Spinnerbait hooks. L608 5/0, Lazer Spinnerbait, 1X-long, Needlepoint, nickel $95.00 shipped to lower 48 states. Cash or cashier's check only.
  12. I have them all including the Erie Dearie that Do-It mold made back in the day. However I am not parting with them yet. E-bay has them on and off occasionally. That's where I got the original Erie Dearie.
  13. Been doing that for years. Hell you can get a box of the long X-mas hangers after x-mas for 99¢.
  14. I know that a Owner #5318 3/0 will fit in all of the cavities of the the Do-It mold MFJ-6-A. I Use them for my customers. The only thing I tell my customers is by doing that, you will make the hook top heavy on the 1/16 oz cavity. If he doesn't care, then it doesn't matter.
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