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What Type Of Swimbait Joints Do You Prefer?

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for the new swimbaits i am soon to be developing, i want to know what type of joints the majority of people prefer. the two i am considering are the screw eye (or cotter pin) to pin set-up like most swimbaits on the market, or i believe it is called the piano hinge set-up, like on 3:16 baits, nates baits, as well as a few others...

i am not partial to one or the other and both are equally as easy for me to create, but i just wanted to see what everyone else thought about them and what they preferred as a joint.

thanks guys and its gonna be here where i make my decision...

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I prefer the SST screw eye/hinge pin system.

The screw eye lets me adjust the width of the joint, and the pin lets me take the lure apart for finishing, or adjusting, and then reassemble easily. An added benefit is that, with the bicycle spokes I use for the pins, I get a nice squeak from the hinges as the lure moves.

I use PVC decking for my lures, so waterproofing at the hinge pin holes isn't an issue. I did the same joint system when I used wood, but had too many paint/topcoat failures due to water intrusion.

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i guess i should add "if you were purchasing", not making.

piano hinge... why? well because the lure has a no see through hinge or joint... its just cosmetics though

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