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  1. toadfrog

    Best sized wire

    If you are hand bending I'd follow smalljaw's lead.
  2. toadfrog

    Best sized wire

    .035 would be as big as you can go and still get the clevis on . I'm getting a little senile so best check the clevis hole . Might I ask what bender you are using.
  3. toadfrog

    Please help

    All my pics died with my last computer . But Get you some good quality marabou and like I said a carpet needle unless you are going to do something 4 or 5 inches. Run it through the bait then stick the quill end through the eye of the needle . Bend the quill tip back over the eye pull it threw . you will need to lube the first half inch of the feather . Once out adjust the length and snip the quill. Now if you want something like that for a ned head , cut a senko in half and follow the same procedure except you will probably need a leather craft needle . They are longer and sharper so watch out .
  4. toadfrog

    Please help

    Did it for years . Also made fuzzy grubs the same way .
  5. toadfrog

    Please help

    Big ole carpet needle . Does just fine . Does not even have to have a sharp point . Just thread a partial tab threw the eye just enough to pull it through the body . Then put some scent oil on the rest to grease it up so you can move it into an even position .
  6. toadfrog

    Panfish/small bass inline spinner

    This is just my 2 cents. I'm sure there will be opposing opinions . 1st use a folded clevis 2nd use a metal bead under the clevis to act as a bearing and reduce friction . 3rd when you cast it out start reeling then give a yank low and to the side a bit then catch up the line quickly , continue to retrieve . This starts nearly any type blade to spin more proficiently .
  7. toadfrog

    Do-It Molds WEY375 Wire forms

    Given the price difference I thought it was worth the trouble. Plus if you ever hang the blade on something you will more than likely get loose without loosing the blade.
  8. toadfrog

    Do-It Molds WEY375 Wire forms

    That style will still get loose in the head . Needs to just be an elongated S hook.
  9. toadfrog

    Do-It Molds WEY375 Wire forms

    Your welcome. I got pretty sick of those Do-It wires being loose ..
  10. toadfrog

    Do-It Molds WEY375 Wire forms

    I use the Do-It lead spoon form (HM-34 I think) cut them in half then put a bend on the cut end to hold it way better than the Do-It wires . However you will need to do some measuring .
  11. toadfrog

    Hook comparison chart

    Checked Barlowe's but forgot about the hook drop down . Thanks for jogging my memory.
  12. toadfrog

    Hook comparison chart

    Yep tried the search. Guess I better spend more time with it .
  13. toadfrog

    Hook comparison chart

    Well I've been out of circulation for a while now and need to know if any of us have put together a hook comparison chart for jig hooks used in molds that are not necessarily recommended for a particular mold type. 2nd which mfg makes the shortest 90 degree bend from shank to eye. They are probably going to be crazy across the board but had to ask . If I had been smart I would have done a chart over the years . However I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed.
  14. toadfrog

    If you guys just have to order from anywhere other than the U.S. or Canada Please order from people that support the U.S.A. and vice versa. I prefer to order if I order outside the U.S. to use Print-A-Lure in Israel. Generally get it in a couple weeks once it is made. Vitaly Osti is his name He seems to be a decent fellow bent on good service.
  15. toadfrog

    Hard to find hair?

    Thanks for the info. Push come to shove I'll try it if I can't talk him out of trying to simulate it .