carpholeo

More hinge nonsense

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In order to keep my hinges as discreet as possible, I use a dremmel to create cavities for the eyelets. This might not be practical for a wood bait, but it works well with expanded pvc.

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With the bait fully extended, the screw eyes are only partially visible

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Like Mark Poulson said "I'm still learning" and the screw eye/hinge pin method leaves lots of room for tweaking and tuning.

The bead hinge/pin method Jamie posted about sounds very interesting, would love to see what that looks like.

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Nice mackerel!

Thnx for the tips, I was just planning on making my hinges like you have done, but then in wood. Hope that works out as well as yours.

I absolutely like the colors that you have used!! Are that those auto-air colors with pearl shine?

And what is the bead hinge/pin method?

Jeep

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This is what I did on the last one that I made. I made a twisted screw from .32 SS soft wire. The loop was formed around a 1/16 drill bit, then I twisted it out to 1.5 inches. Stay with me. I them took another length of wire and formed the eye, for a second twist screw, around the drill bit. Then slide that wire into the eye of the first twist screw that I had made. Then I carefully twisted it out to about 1.5 inches. Now you have 2 innner locked twist screws. Make another and your ready to glue between 2 sections of your swim bait. It has worked great so far. I'm sure this is about as clear as swamp water. I will try to post a pic later.

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Nice mackerel!

Thnx for the tips, I was just planning on making my hinges like you have done, but then in wood. Hope that works out as well as yours.

I absolutely like the colors that you have used!! Are that those auto-air colors with pearl shine?

And what is the bead hinge/pin method?

Jeep

The colors are edited on photoshop,then printed and glued on,then touched up with some pearl nail polish and a black sharpie.

check the post by Jamie for the hinge/pin method

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@ carpholeo

Your mackerel is a pretty lot better than the one , that my wife fried yesterday , at least not as smelly :):lol: !

Great lure , indeed !

But like you , I doubt its functionality in wood , the ridge between pin and the end of the section is just too narrow for me to trust , it may tear out under tension , even in hardwood .

greetz , diemai

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By coincidence I did a stress test on A replica of the joint i use in my pvc baits,

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at 75 lb the line tie opened up

put larger screw eyes and added another bucket,then the 100#test broke.At that point i was out of buckets anyway,end of test.

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