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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:35 PM
Im wanting to make a jointed topwater bait. my only question is how do i do it? lol
Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:35 AM
I shape and sand the bait, cut it, sand the sharp edges, then paint and clearcoat both halves and lastly put in the joint hardware. Do a search on "joint" to explore various alternatives for that.
Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:38 AM
Ok. I was thinking just putting a eye bolt and then running a rod down through it like ive seen before. Thats what im trying to figure out how to do.
Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:44 PM
Guys use all kinds of wire joints on baits, so you can go in any direction you fancy. The simplest is to link 2 screw eyes together and install them. I use hand twisted screw eyes made from .031" hard temper stainless steel wire: make one screw eye, then thread it onto the second before you twist it into a screw. I use 2 pairs on each joint and it gives the bait a very free action, which I like. You can also recess the holes in the bait segments so that the screw eye joint is very inconspicuous.