Matador Customs

Eye Screw Dilema.

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I recently started making some swimbaits

With good results. The thing that i question alot

Is how good are eye screws for hook hanger and line ties. Ive been using .072 1 inch ss

For both the hooks and line ties. Im making segmented swimbaits from poplar similar to the ms slammer and triple trout they weigh from 2 to 4 ounces.. So i guess my question is will they

hold up to a striper fight and will the line ties hold from the costant pressure of casting. Any input would really help.

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I use the .092 sst screw eyes for my bigger swimbaits, for the line tie, hook hangers, and hinges. I use the .072 for smaller swimbaits where I have less room, and where the bait is going to be swallowed most of the time.

I would use the .092 for striper lures. They are crazy strong, both the hardware and the fish.

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I've used the .072 ss screw eyes but were 1 1/4 inches long and used 3/32nd ss bearing stock for the hinge pins. The hole in the screw eye is just a gnats eyelash over 3/32nds so it works great. 033.jpg

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Thanks guys. This is the reassurance i needed.

Im still trying to figure out other things so i can put this certain dilema to rest and continue with this madness . Thanks again.

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