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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:34 PM
hey guys i just worked on my first swim bait... its about 7 inches hinges will be finished with 0.62 stainles wire..want to make a mold for in and produce some hard baits with feather lite or aluminite... i think i want to use a form of thru wire, or anyhing that will hold more effectivley then screw eyes... has any one used sinker eyes or a longer bend up piece of wire almost like a paper clip inserted for line attatchment and hooks? want these baits to hold a big fish ... also do i make a spot in my mold to hold the hardwareif i want it installed in like this?.
Thanks in advance guys
Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:19 AM
rclark12 - I know there is a great photo of a harness for a swim bait in the gallery, and for the life of me can't remember who made it, and the bait, but it's worth looking at. I have searched to page 60 in the gallery, sorry but you will have to do the rest.pete
Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:32 AM
rclark12, nice looking swimbait. I to am trying to make my first swimbait so I have read everything on TU which has a reference to swimbaits or the making of. JRHopkins made the hinge Pete spoke of. I will try to find the link to it.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:37 AM
This should get you there. You might also want to look at Pete Hazmail's DNA Hinge. Due to its design, I think it will be the ultimate hinge for a swimbait especially small sized ones. Its not an easy one to figure out how to make.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:41 AM
Here is a pic of Pete's DNA Hinge I think you might like it.
Tackleunderground Home - Luremakers Photo Gallery - DNA Hinge
Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:51 AM
rclark12, I like the form of your bait. I would like to suggest that you consider using bicycle spokes for hing pins. These are stainless, and they are straight and maintain their form.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:00 PM
man those hinges in both links are nice, alot of work but no doubt better then screw eyes...i have been told to use bike spokes once before i think that is what i will use for the plastic model