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Stainless Steel Wire

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rockslide    16

im looking to switch from screw eyes to stainless steel wire! i plan on twisting my own screw eyes for a more custom fit! i make swim baits 7 and 10 inches long! what size wire do you guys recommend

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KandyBass    0

im looking to switch from screw eyes to stainless steel wire! i plan on twisting my own screw eyes for a more custom fit! i make swim baits 7 and 10 inches long! what size wire do you guys recommend

I have had good luck with .045 and .052 wires. They .045 has plenty of strength.

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I use .0625 stainless steel tig wire and it has been working out great for my muskie baits. I order mine from Cyberweld.com. I use 308L and a 3lb package is about $30 and has free shipping. You get about 100, 36" pieces.

Good luck,

Greg

www.xtrememuskielures.com

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Matt Moreau    26

I use .035 on my bass baits and seems to be ok so far. If I were to do it again I would go .040 for added security but they were out when i was in the welding shop so I bought the .035. I can get spools for $10-$15 and they are atleast 3+lbs. I have made 50 or so hangers and not even dented the spool. no telling how many I will get out of it. I havent caught anything huge yet but a 6lb couldnt hurt the hangers that i caught about a month ago. Hope that gives you an idea.

Matt

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