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Another thru wire method

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I make mostly saltwater baits for Striped Bass but I don't see why this wouldn't work on smaller baits.

I use annealed s/s wire .051 that comes on a roll. My bait is drilled through with an 1/8" hole from nose to tail. I do my through drilling on the lathe. The belly hole is 1/4" and intersects the other hole.

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I make a long nose loop.

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I have a hook made from stiff welding wire that I insert in the belly hole. I run the wire though the bait and the hook.

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I insert something to keep the nose loop from pulling through, in this case I used a small allen key. Then grab the hook with a pair of pliers and pull the wire out for you belly hook hanger.

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I then mark where I want the wire to end up inside the bait and cut wire there.

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Then with a pair of round jaw pliers I run the wire back through the bait and clean up the belly hanger and tail loop with the round jaw pliers.

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Then epoxy your nose loop, belly hanger, and tail loop. I have not had one pull out yet although I have not had anything of sustantial size on a bait done this way.

This is what I end up with.wire_013.jpg

I hope this helps.

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Very nicely done. I know a guy that makes Musky baits similar to that and nothing ever pulls out. Great tutorial.

Rod

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