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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:15 PM
Where can i find crankbait parts such as the weight and the wires and etc.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 09:06 PM
lurehardware.com is a source if you're looking for premade integrated ballast/hook hangers. It's easy enough using .040 soft brass or soft stainlless steel wire (aka safety wire) to do wire frames. mcmasters.com is a good source for that and for polycarbonate or circuitboard sheets.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 10:02 PM
i have looked at the mcmasters website and doesnt seem to be a tackle website. I cant seem to find the little weights to insert into the crankbait.
Posted 13 November 2007 - 04:10 PM
Yes, McMaster-Carr is a general materials retailer. A good source for RAW MATERIALS for crankbaits, like wire and lip material. Lurehardware.com carries the belly weights plus some wood blanks and pre-made lips. Jann's Netcraft also has wood bodies and lips. It all depends on how much of the crankbait you want to make yourself. I don't build enough of any particular design to warrant buying a bunch of belly weights of a specific size - so I often use lead solder to ballast lures.