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Hinging Pvc Swimbait

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If im not mistaken, Diemai had a tutorial on forming a hinge from some sheet metal or metal from a can or something like that. (Im getting old.....They say the second thing to go is the memory, and I cant remember what the first thing was.....)

Took some time to find it.

http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/topic/16372-sheet-metal-hinges/page__hl__%2Bsheet+%2Bmetal

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We all seem to have the same drive to "reinvent the wheel".

I think it was Nathan who came up with hinge that he incorporated in his resin baits, and it worked well.

And JR Hopkins uses some kind of kevlar hinging, I think.

But I think, for us mere mortals, the screw eye and hinge pin is, by far, the easiest, fastest, and most successful hinging method.

Just take a look at the Triple Trout.

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We all seem to have the same drive to "reinvent the wheel".

I think it was Nathan who came up with hinge that he incorporated in his resin baits, and it worked well.

And JR Hopkins uses some kind of kevlar hinging, I think.

But I think, for us mere mortals, the screw eye and hinge pin is, by far, the easiest, fastest, and most successful hinging method.

Just take a look at the Triple Trout.

But Mark! I been working on it all day and still can't get this new wheel thingy to turn....

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LOL....

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I'm not convinced those fish really care if we ever get one that will chase its tail.

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That's enough for today. Wheel making is hard work. Still needs to be cleaned up a bit and the joints squared.

When I was a kid, we'd visit the "folks up home." That meant we were leaving Houston and coming up to East Texas where all the "kinfolk" lived. My aunt had a farm pond ringed by trees. You could walk back there, toss a grasshopper in, and see the bluegills race across the top of the water.

Of course, when me and grandpa was fishing, if I was catching more, he'd swear I was using dumb grasshoppers cuz his was smart enough to get out of the way. Once when he had caught a few in a row, I turned it around. I sez, "Looks like you are getting all the dumb grasshoppers now."

"Nope," he sez, "My grasshoppers are just prettier."

Maybe I'll give up on making this a smart fish and just make it a pretty fish.

Hope everybody had a great day! :D

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Mark

I must admit that also tried reinventing the wheel. I was trying to create what I thought would be the most freely moving joint yet, but failed. You may have seen me post about it a few weeks ago. I was trying to use bundled braided line. It didnt work and I have elected to use screw eyes on the next one.

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I sure didn't mean to discourage anyone here from trying different hinging.

I think we've all flirted with different methods, and materials. I know I have.

I've tried, over the years, to find stuff that is faster, easier, and that works.

I like to build, but I like fishing better.

Less time building=more time fishing for me.

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I sure didn't mean to discourage anyone here from trying different hinging.

I think we've all flirted with different methods, and materials. I know I have.

I've tried, over the years, to find stuff that is faster, easier, and that works.

I like to build, but I like fishing better.

Less time building=more time fishing for me.

Mark I agree with you. In my way of doing things the key is simplicity.

That swim bait wasn't anywhere near in my mind until this topic started. That was a first. Probably a last too.

Most everything I work do is in the 2 to 3 inch range and that is a 6 inch bait. I was surprised at the time it took to lay it out, cut each joint, sand and start fitting. I like to build but Holey Moley! Those are a lot of work. And when I consider the time versus the option of cutting a slot and installing screw eyes, Gimme the screw eyes any day.

If it weren't for people like you who say 'this is easier,' I can see somebody building a bonfire with swim baits. :yay:

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