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Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:39 PM
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.
With the bait fully extended, the screw eyes are only partially visible
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.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:11 PM
thats a nice bait
nice hinges too, i might have to steal that idea next swimbait i make
Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:52 PM
I'd watch my fingers if I were you. Mackerel have teeth!
Great looking bait.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:39 AM
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?
Edited by Jeep, 24 July 2008 - 02:44 AM.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:21 PM
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.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:53 PM
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
Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:26 PM
Your mackerel is a pretty lot better than the one , that my wife fried yesterday , at least not as smelly !
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
Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:12 PM
By coincidence I did a stress test on A replica of the joint i use in my pvc baits,
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.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:32 PM
Yeah, its the same color I do my toes with.