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figure 8 hook hangers
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 01:30 PM
i have a couple sizes of hangers....the one i use mostly is 1/4" center of eye to center of eye.....wire diameter is close to .040 diameter...i would like to find a hanger that is a little longer....maybe 3/8" center to center and same wire size......the ones i've got came from Worth and for that size they have to set up a machine and run them as a special order!!!!cost way to much....can anyone help ??????thanks
Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:43 PM
I did a hunt for figure 8 hangers several months ago. Not much out there as I recall. Ended up buying a couple of different sizes from Worth like you did. I would recommend doing a web search and see what you can come up with. Good luck.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:08 PM
You may want to invest in a wire bender and make your own from scratch; you maybe able to make your own wire bender if your looking for something to loop the eye and put a twist in the middle, sort of a dog bone looking hanger.
Posted 25 April 2008 - 07:43 AM
I use cotter pins and egg sinkers (a tip I learned from someone here) as hook hangers, with the cotter pin passing through the egg sinker and then bent and cut off, so there are two ears. I fill the hanger hole with 5 min epoxy, slowly push the hanger in until the epoxy comes up out of the sinker hole and it sits flush.
Of course, I'm making larger wood baits, but small sst. cotter pins should work for cranks. Just cut them to length, and spread/bend the ends so they don't pull out.