PikeMastaRapp

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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.

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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.

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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.

David

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