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This may have been asked already but I couldnt find an answer for my search efforts. I was just wondering if the foam is dense/hard/rigid, however you want to phrase it, to hold in screw eyes, or is thru wire the only option?? I dont know if it would make a difference or not but this pertains to making some musky lures, so they will need to hold very well.

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This may have been asked already but I couldnt find an answer for my search efforts. I was just wondering if the foam is dense/hard/rigid, however you want to phrase it, to hold in screw eyes, or is thru wire the only option?? I dont know if it would make a difference or not but this pertains to making some musky lures, so they will need to hold very well.

I think that thru wire is the only way :wink:

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I know of several lure builders including myself that epoxy screw eyes in urethanes without issues, however thats primarily bass fishing. I would think that you could option for longer screw eyes and you'd be okay, but thats speculation. I dont really have to deal with muskies though. Obviously the more dense the urethane the better it will withstand the stress.

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I know of several lure builders including myself that epoxy screw eyes in urethanes without issues, however thats primarily bass fishing. I would think that you could option for longer screw eyes and you'd be okay, but thats speculation. I dont really have to deal with muskies though. Obviously the more dense the urethane the better it will withstand the stress.

I'll ditto that. As far as foam density goes, I'd never use anything other than 16 lb wt. You might want to make your own screw eyes out of SS wire (Ala Carolina Chip) and Epoxy them in instead of using concentional screw eyes.

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I've used the self made screw eyes epoxied in on some prototypes that caught muskie and held up with the 16# foam, but I'd feel alot better with thru-wire. If your planning on making your own molds, it's really just as easy (or easier) to make them thru-wire. I usually make a prototype mold that has no eyes or lip slot to tweek it how I want it, then make the mold with lip and thru-wire after all the bugs are worked out and has the action/depth I want. Cliff

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