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Can you guys tell me what this is holding the rear hook hanger in place. Hard to see in the photo. It is white. The material seems like a delrin type plastic material. It is sorta slick feeling. The rear wire is molded in and the plastic "dowel" is glued in. Also does anyone know the maker of this bait.....I know long shot but, thought I would try. thanks in advance. 

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Can you guys tell me what this is holding the rear hook hanger in place. Hard to see in the photo. It is white. The material seems like a delrin type plastic material. It is sorta slick feeling. The rear wire is molded in and the plastic "dowel" is glued in. Also does anyone know the maker of this bait.....I know long shot but, thought I would try. thanks in advance. 

lets see the other side of the bait

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Where's the front line tie? The rear tie appears to be some sort of (possibly UHWMPE?) plastic rod... I agree... Lets see the other side! Not much ballast other than the belly hanger and a weight right above it.... How well did the bait run before you cut it?

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Here is a pic of the components. The line tie was on the front of the bill. It was a flat sided crankbait that sat in my box forever. I'm not even sure where I purchased it from. It was never used because the bill was glued in sideways. I knew the bait would never run right, if you look closely at the bill in the pic, you can see where the body was glued on to one side. It was unbelievable they would let that one out to sell. It had a very nice finish on it,  as smooth as any plastic bait.

 

I just went out to my shop to find the body (or what's left) and it seems to have dissappeared! I guess no ID'ing it now. Wished I would have snapped a pic!!! :cry:

 

The rear hanger does seem to be a plastic rod. Is this typical construction?, what are the pros and cons of this method?

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It is not flexible. I do not think it is any type of glue,definitely not hot glue or any CA, it is more of a rigid plastic that is very slick feeling. Im thinking more like delrin or like Bluetick said a UHWMPE plastic.

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UHMW would not be very rigid for such a thin piece.  From the color it looks like delrin.  I've also seen an epoxy paste/gel that has that look.  Was the plastic rod glued in with another adhesive? 

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I doubt it is Delrin, most likely just ABS plastic injected around a hook hanger.  Easy and cheap to manufacture that way.

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lure parts online sells that plastic insert for use with screw eyes. Some guys use wood dowels for that job.

B is exactly right... I just looked at my LPO catalog and there they were... Solid plastic inserts to be epoxied in place...

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Thanks benton B, that sure looks like it. I have heard about using wooden dowels. What would be the pros and cons of using this plastic rod for the hook hanger.

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You'd get a better thread purchase with the plastic, but I build all my baits (which are balsa) using thru wire constuction.... If the rear hanger pulls outta one of my cranks I'd be thrilled because it would be a fish of a lifetime!!

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