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Terrydabassman

Does anybody else

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Does anybody else hate split rings? I swear I can paint 2 lures by the time it takes me to put 3 little split rings on the hooks and lure...I HATE EM!!!

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:D Hi there, when I first started making crankbaits I felt the same way. I had split rings flying all over the place. Now I install the split rings on the hook and I buy the open screweyes. I place the split rings over the open eyescrew and squeeze it shut. Either way works. Once you get the hang of it, its not all that bad. If I use closed eyescrews I start the split ring on the eyescrew and with it only partially on the eyescrew install the hook at the same time. That seems to work the best for me. Hope this helps. Any questions, email me or post again. Good luck. Ken Schmitz Mylures

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Hey Terry, I feel your pain!! I posted on that same thing about 2 months ago!! I feel like that kid on the movie The Christmas Story. I might have to give up lure making.... Every one is telling me Im gonna Shoot my OUT! :P

Cody

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Well I'm glad I'm not alone on this one. I've been thinking about shipping lures without the hooks and split rings on...let the customer fight with em...lol

I did do that with the open eyes for my home made baits, but for commercial cranks, shad baits, and Rogue's I'm stuck with the drudgery of trying to add split rings to hooks, :(

Thanks for your reply's, I was kind of hoping there was a magic solution I didn't know about. Split ring pliers are worthless...I know, how about paper clips...lol...I wish.

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I move along pretty fast... The trick for me is a small pair of jewler's needlenose pliers with teeth. I grip the split ring... Pull it over the eye of the hook, leave the gap to slide it on the bait eye and then twist it on... About 60 seconds for 3 split rings on a bait.

Chip :)

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Home Depot

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They are Husky Brand and all pliers will come in handy from twisting line eyes, putting on split rings, cutting wire etc!

Take Care

Chip :wink:

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