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Posted 20 December 2003 - 10:57 AM
What size/gauge wire do you use to make wire thru baits for LMB, SMB, and Northern Pike. I make several other type lures, but have never made a wire thru bait. Help!!!
Posted 20 December 2003 - 10:13 PM
.031 through .040 will work for you. Smaller, lighter baits could use .025.
Posted 21 December 2003 - 08:32 AM
Todd, Thanks for the info. Is there a specific place you buy your wire or do you get it at a local hardware store? Sorry for all these questions, but I have never made wire thru baits before. I have a small business making soft plastics and wooden baits, mostly for Bass. Although I love fishing for whatever wants to bite the end of my line. Fly and popper fishing for bluegill is great fun, but I am a Bassman thru and thru. Again, thanks for the info and, by the way, you have a great website.
Posted 21 December 2003 - 09:23 PM
Bob, thanks for the thumbs up on my web site!
I order the wire in bulk from a supply shop like www.staminainc.com or www.luremaking.com
It is a special torsion straightened wire, hard enough to hold it's shape.
Posted 22 December 2003 - 12:19 PM
I just ordered some .024ga wire is that good enough for bass and pike crankbaits?
Posted 22 December 2003 - 03:20 PM
Should work out as long as you not making too large a bait.
Posted 23 December 2003 - 05:33 AM
For copper or brass wire, use 18 ga. or .041. For stainless or spring steel wire use .031.
Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:45 AM
I want to thank all of you for the information. I have written it down and placed it in my" to do book." It will be next. I just finished making several hardbaits and soft plastic baits for a senior citizens home. They raffle off whatever is donated and use the money for several different programs for the senior citizens that live there. It was quite a job, but I finally finished. I hope that they bring in a good buck for them. I learned a lot from some of those senior citizens. I believe that this is just another small way to help them out.
Again, thanks guys for all your help. I will post a picture when I get a lure completed. Thanks.