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Split Ring Question

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Recently, I ran across some defective split rings that fell apart just by rigging them onto my baits. I can't narrow it down to a supplier because I buy them randomly here and there. All the ones I buy are supposed to be stainless, and they are not very old.  The problem is that I open multiple packs at a time and dump them all into a bin. There's a lot of them in there and no way to know for sure which ones might fail. I can't have that. :angry:

So- after I dump all of my split rings in the trash, where might you guys suggest I find a good deal on quality stainless split rings? Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

Thanks!

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Thanks for the help guys. I have been to the Worth site before and liked their prices. Looks like I will be placing an order with them. 

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I just don't like it when I have changed the hook a couple of times and the zinc chips off the surface and the split ring rust.

Still, lots of commercial baits use them and if you don't change out hooks often, it is fine.

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14 hours ago, ddl said:

i use them for freshwater and i have never seen a single one rusted

But I fish mostly fresh water, and have some dating back well over 10 years, ones where the zinc has chipped off, and they had to be replaced because they rusted.

I guess each has their own issues. 

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On 9/28/2017 at 5:41 PM, ddl said:

imo zinc are the best,they have a lot of  memory

Any split ring that's strong enough to withstand heavy fishing for a couple of years without corroding is a good one in my book. I don't mind swapping them out but some are less reliable than others. It seems to come down to the quality of the metal and finish. I know from experience that not everything marked stainless steel is of equal quality. Not sure about the zinc ones, but assume it's the same way. It may not matter that much for smaller baits and fish, but musky class baits are where I want max durability. I really like Spro stainless rings but usually pick up packs of them at the local big box stores where available, and they are really expensive in those places. Just wanted some opinions on comparable quality with other brands and sites to buy in bulk. Thank you guys for the opinions and recommendations.  

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If you are buying for your own use, and not buying a thousand at a time, then there is a good source for muskie sized baits.

Lurepartsonline,com, the owner of this site, has some good ones at a reasonable price.  I have given you a link to 2x strong and 3x strong stainless steel split rings.

http://www.lurepartsonline.com/Online-Store/Split-Rings-Pliers/2X-Heavy-Split-Rings.html

http://www.lurepartsonline.com/Online-Store/Split-Rings-Pliers/3X-Super-Split-Rings_2.html

 

I believe they have a discount for first time buyers, but I have ordered from them since they were Stamina Tackle.  But, post the question on the site and perhaps they can help.

 

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Thanks for the links Anglinarcher. I have bought things there in the past and was always satisfied. Next week I will be placing an order for several items that I'm running low on, so will probably just get everything from them. 

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