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Attaching wire hook hangers how to?

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Ok I have carved a few smaller crankbaits and now I want to attach hook hangers. The thing is I don't like the screw eyes, being a bagey guy I am hoping to use 20ga brass wire. Now if I understand this right I will drill a small hole twist the wire into a loop and epoxy it into the hole? Is this correct? Mabey some one can explain it in detail or give me a link to a old thread, I could'nt find exactly what I am looking for. And when you epoxy the eyes and lip what type of eposy are you using devcon? Thanks for any help.

Taylor

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what timing.... :D

I belive Coley just wrote a small photo tutorial explaining how to do this.

Its awaiting mod approval but should be up in the "knowledge base" soon.

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Thanks Coley!!!!

I had been using the search to find this information. You have made that very simple. :)

I tip my hat to you sir!

Tally

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Thanks Coley that is exactly what I needed, do I attach the belly hanger and the lip the same way? And should I attach the lip before or after painting?

Thanks, Taylor

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Coley,

Nicely put together tutorial, I like the cotter pin use, has anyone found a good supplier for SS cotter pins in bulk? or how about a source/ vendor that does custom bending of stainless and brass wire for lips and hanger forms.

below a picture of the latest fresh dipped "candy" and its mmmm Etex flavor...

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Thank you very much guys.

I am about finished with a tutorial for installing

belly weight and hook hanger.

Stainless steel cotter pins can be found here:

http://www.nutty.com/188cp.html

I'll do one on lips if anyone is interested.

Coley

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Coley I would be highly appricative if you would do one on lips I have a batch of baits that I just finished carving and are my first I would like to get everything as close as possible the first time.

Thanks, Taylor

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Corey, I sent one in today on weights with hook hangers for

balsa baits. I don't know when it will be up?

The one on lips will take a little while to put together.

Thanks, for your interest.

Coley

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Thanks Coley

I Love your work and reading what you have to say. I can tell you have great knowledge in what you do. I would love to have about ? and only ? because that is all that I could retain. Coley you are one of the high ranking TU God?s no question about it. B)

Thanks :wink:

-Corey

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WOW, Corey, my wife thinks I am the Devil. What a switch.

Thanks, I learned what I know from several sources, mostly from

Skeeter, Hughesy, Nathan, Lincoya, and my good friend

Charlie Mitchell. Practice, without fear of failure. When I made my

first bait, I was one proud dude. I hooked it to my line and cast it into

my Koi pond, it sank faster than a rock. It hurt me so bad, I wanted

to cry. I wanted to make a balsa bait real bad, I was afraid to try.

I knew I couldn't get it shaped right, so I came up with a laminated

bait of balsa and cedar. With a good centerline of cedar the balsa was

easy to shape. So, the reason I offer what I have learned, is to save

a newcomer, the pain of becoming a bait maker. If you come

up with some off the wall idea, try it, you never know the outcome

until you do. I covered a bait with material once and a rattlesnake

skin another time. Like Larry the cable guy says: Git R Done.

Until 2 weeks ago, I had not bass fished since 1998. I caught a

couple of bass on my cranks, what a thrill. And the fact someone

will give me $15 for one is even better.

Coley

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Shawn my friend,

congrats on the new position . And by the way i got a 8 lber on one of your topwater baits that i have the other night. Not sure how pics will ome out since it was dark and my flash didnt like me to much.

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Coley,

Thanks for the tutorial! I placed the wiring for my balsa lures by chiseling out a small section from two halves of balsa (with a little weight biased toward the front end) and then putting the two together with 2T Epoxy.

I just started to make my lures and your method of doing it did cross my mind but I wasn't sure it would hold up. Thanks for proving me wrong! It is much faster your way and it eliminates the worry of making a crooked wire form.

--IslandBass

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Don't let Coley fool you guys. He has had more ideas in the past year than I have ever had about ways to do crankbaits. The cedar balsa deal was one of the most innovative things I have ever seen or heard of. He is constantly thinking and making it happen. (I think it is that TN. moonshine). :twisted: I started out as the teacher with Coley and ended up the student. Follow what he tells you and you can not go wrong.

I mean that sincerely.

Skeeter

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I saw the cedar balsa combo in the photos, that is an epiphany. You know it has to create a different feeling to the bass' lateral line as well as a different action to the lure. Really cool stuff

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I know what you mean. When he first brought the idea up and I saw the first pictures it did something to my lateral line also.

Skeeter

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You guys are too nice. Skeeter is the King of cranks and

I still turn to him when I have questions.

Coley

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