By screwing a section of spring across the head and driving the hook through the center is one, the other is screwing the end of a spring into the end of the bait which is the classic method. After fitting either to a lure a moment with a torch lighter on bare metal melts the lock into the lure. To retain the lock with a wire loop aroung the hook I place a small piece of bicycle inner tube or some other rubber over the hook and that will prevent the wire from slipping off the hook shank.
A tension spring is stretched out then THREE turns of wire are clipped off from both ends. Then three turn sections are clipped out of the middle of the stretched spring.
I got lucky; someone broke a 50 pound box of these tension springs open in a freight parking lot several years ago. I filled a fast foot 44 oz beverage cup with them and have been wondering what to do with them. The last 6 months for me has lead to the development of a few soft jerk baits and a technique. These locks should help keep the attrition rate down.
Sorry about the camo background in the photo!
Edited by Spike-A-Pike, 30 November 2008 - 11:03 PM.
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