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Posted 17 February 2004 - 05:16 PM
i just got some lexan and am ready to start making my own lips for lures but the eye screws are longer than my lexan is thick how do you put a eye for the line tie in and keep it there
has anyone tried to melt lexan and pour your own lips
Posted 17 February 2004 - 05:31 PM
I think most of us are installing eyes by cutting a groove in the lexan then running wire along the groove, out the lip (a small drilled hole), and into the body. If you look at some older thru wire Bagley baits this may make more sense. There are also a few lips on the market that are made in a similar way.
This is really only necessary on deeper baits, most square bills and other shallow baits work fine with an eye in the body.
Posted 17 February 2004 - 05:33 PM
I use 1/4" lexan and .092 or .094" screw eyes. I run a 4-40 die over the screw eye to change it into an eye bolt and then you can use a 4-40 nut to attach the eye to the lip.
Posted 17 February 2004 - 07:23 PM
The best way to do a line tie is to take your wire and bend it in a U shape. Heat the wire and put it through the lip where you want it to be. Bend the wire back to the end of the lip and insert the lip into the bait. Take a look at the flat baits that I have in the gallery and you should be able to see what I am talking about.