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Attaching wire hook hangers how to?
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Posted 30 August 2004 - 09:22 PM
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.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:55 PM
I had been using the search to find this information. You have made that very simple.
I tip my hat to you sir!
Posted 31 August 2004 - 02:32 PM
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?
Posted 31 August 2004 - 03:19 PM
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...
Posted 01 September 2004 - 10:34 PM
you can find cotter pins @ www.mcmaster.com also.
Hurry up on the tutorial I've just started making some 7" medium/shallow crankbaits to target Mr
Muskie and his Northern cousins
Posted 01 September 2004 - 11:47 PM
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.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:54 AM
I would love to see one on lips and weights where and how to place it.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:58 PM
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.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 01:51 PM
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.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 03:36 PM
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.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 05:05 PM
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.