Net Man

Need Split Rings

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I have bought split rings from Jann's, Stamina, and Barlow's. I buy the stainless steel rings. I like using size 1 on jerkbaits and small cranks. None of these are strong enough. They stretch when you catch a big fish. Where can I get a small size that won't stretch???

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I have bought split rings from Jann's, Stamina, and Barlow's. I buy the stainless steel rings. I like using size 1 on jerkbaits and small cranks. None of these are strong enough. They stretch when you catch a big fish. Where can I get a small size that won't stretch???

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I also use the smaller stainless split rings, but if strength is a concern I use Loktite 480 Prism adhesive on the rings. It's a bit of a pain to apply but cures quickly and greatly increases the test rating of the ring.

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As a P.S., also recommend soaking the rings in acetone to remove any lube left over from the forming process to allow better cure of the adhesive. Just strain 'em out and let 'em dry a bit before use.

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I don't use #1 split rings on anything except baits that use #8 treble hooks, and I haven't seen any 2X #1 split rings anywhere.

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Netman, another TUer posted a link to Moore's new catalog on the Docks forum and I notice they have tempered size 0 split rings that are 45 lb pull test. Might want to check them out.

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Netman, another TUer posted a link to Moore's new catalog on the Docks forum and I notice they have tempered size 0 split rings that are 45 lb pull test. Might want to check them out.

I was to say so as well , .....rings of tempered springy steel are generally stronger than stainless ones .

Couple of months ago I've mailordered the two smallest sizes of "X-heavy" stainless splitrings from this Dutch webshop(I'm in Europe), and I was positively surprised about the thickness of their wire , ...the strongest stainless ones , that I've seen so far .

http://www.lureparts.nl/index.php?language=en&osCsid=ou0p262dr5n37473ovsc0bo0u0

greetz , diemai :yay:

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