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lure hanger hardware
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:41 AM
I have bought some already twisted sst. wire for eye ties and hook hangers, but the heaviest gauge I could get is .41.
Does anyone know where I can get some heavier gauge, not spring tempered sst wire so I can twist my own?
Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:19 AM
Stamina sells it up to .051 and Moore's Lures has .050, .063, and .071
Posted 10 January 2008 - 11:22 AM
Bruce, he's after the NON-tempered wire, all of Stamina's S.S wire is tempered, as used in spinnerbait building, and I suspect that Moore's is also.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 12:53 PM
Ooooops - I can bend it my Boggs and it never springs back. I wouldn't using bailing wire.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:32 PM
Would the same type twisted stainless steel hook hanger/line tie wire work in foam baits,or is through wire the best/only method?
Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:38 AM
I guess that would depend on how dense/strong the foam is. I've never made a foam lure, so I really can't comment specifically.
If I were you, and made foam lures, I'd make a test piece and see how strongly a twist wire would hold in it. I would also experiment to see if I could melt a heated wire into the foam instead of epoxy (thank JR) to see if that would work.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:47 PM
I get .051 and .062 in 3 foot lengths at a welding supply house. 308L or 316L. The 308 is a little easier to bend.
Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:25 AM
For foam baits it is counter productive to do anything but through wire. It's quicker, easier, stronger, repeatable, cuts down on operations like drilling.
Once the correct ballast and its location have been established, the hanger can be formed to a shape were the ballast can be cast onto the hanger. This reduces the operations even further.
Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:41 AM
Your points are well taken,I was just lookin' for more room to insert rattles into a lipless model that I'm working on,with the wire throughout the plug for 2 hook hangers and the line tie...once the ballast is in place,I'm out of rattle room.