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Posted 05 February 2008 - 06:33 PM
what do you use to make split crankbaits to connect them? eye hook and split ring or is there a specail eye hook to order?
Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:52 PM
A good number of lure makers use a closed eye screw and an open eye screw, place the closed eye screw into the open eye screw and close the open screw with a needlenose plyers. The idea of useing 2 eye screws and a split ring would make the joint to long in my opinion.
Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:56 PM
You can buy open screw eyes (Stamina, Barlows, Janns Netcraft) and crimp 2 together to form a hinge. Alternatively, you can hand wind 2 screw eyes from stainless leader wire so they are one inside the other. You can also connect screw eyes with a split ring if you can get the ring onto the eyes in the confined space between body segments. It depends on how much space you want between the segments.
Posted 05 February 2008 - 09:10 PM
Nils master uses 2 wire loops (ie eye screws) connected by a split ring on their custom painted production lures.
Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:56 AM
BobP has a great method of hinges. Like he said hand twist two stainless wires into eyelets, one inside the other, and then drill holes and epoxie them in. Makes a very solid hinge and method is simple. I was having trouble with this same thing and contacted Bob and he e-mailed me pics. that cleared it right up.