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#1 RiverMan


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Posted 26 April 2004 - 09:59 PM

I had a very reputable lure company owner tell me today that he doesn't use screw eyes as the type of wood he's using (basswood) allows the screw eyes to pull out after several years.....yikes! I'm curious, has anyone experienced this with their lures?


#2 muskysucker



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Posted 27 April 2004 - 12:57 AM

If you put epoxy on the screw eye first, it can't pull out. I make musky lures and I havn't had this happen or any that I have sold come back. But I put super glue in the pre drilled hole then epoxy each screw eye in. I know one that has put some 40 musky in the boat, so If you take the time to do it right you should be ok.

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 09:51 AM

I'm with Muskysucker on this one....you put a drop of epoxy on those threads,and they aren't going to pull out!!!!!!..Nathan

#4 Lure--Prof


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Posted 27 April 2004 - 03:30 PM

Jed, I use epoxy on all my screw eyes regardless of wood type. Not only does it secure the screw, but also seals the threads against water penetration; and with no movement of the screw there is no wear to break the seal.

#5 KrawdadBill



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Posted 04 May 2004 - 12:44 PM

Something else I have started doing with my stainless steel screw eyes is to clean them with a paper towel and some alcohol. That will remove any lubricant that was used during the manufacturing process. Grant you it's not much lubricant or residule, but you would be surprised just how much comes off and is left on the paper towel.