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Posted 17 November 2004 - 09:08 PM
I've been using stainless wire for my through-wire crankbaits but recently decided to try brass since it reportedly has some advantages in lure action and tuning. First I bought some .031 brass jewelry wire at the craft shop. It seems too soft. Then I ordered .031 Alloy 260 brass wire from Carr-McMasters. It seems the same as the jewelry wire. Am I just not used to the softness of brass or have I not hit upon the right alloy? Can anyone recommend a specific type wire and a source? Would appreciate the help!
Posted 17 November 2004 - 10:52 PM
Have faith Bob, you have the right stuff, you're just not used to it. The old Bagley wire is the same way. Once you bend it in a tight hook-hanger loop and anchor it your lure, everything will be fine, dandy, and ready to tune.
Posted 18 November 2004 - 12:31 AM
I'll give it a try. If it works OK, it sure will be easier than bending stainless!
Posted 19 November 2004 - 08:59 AM
Dean is right. Once you bend it and put on your top coat the wire will get really stiff. It will definitely hold.