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Cotter pins

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Has anyone ever tried using small cotter pins as wire through the weight
as hook hangers??

If so, how does it work out??


Coley

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I use (not so small) cotter pins for hook hangers and line tie on my Billie Musky Lure. I drill the holes and prime the lure body, including the insides of the holes. A washer slips onto the cotter pin before it is inserted. Once in place, the cotter pin is opened about half way. Using pliers, I bend the last 1/4 inch or so of each leg to 90 degrees. Then I press the ends into the wood with an arbor press. They are NEVER coming out! I make sure to get as much white paint on, in and over the pins as possible. The holes are actually clogged with paint. This takes several coats and a few days of drying time. Once all that is dry and cured, I apply the decorative paints and clear coats. Next to last step is to attach the hooks with slipt rings. Last step: go musky fishing!

[img]http://www.legendarylures.com/pix/ll_billie_bbs.jpg[/img]

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Legendary,

This would be a great idea for a tutorial (hint hint). I've seen this type of construction on old Suicks but never knew how they were done.

Westy

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I found some 18-8 SS cotter pins on the net for a little
less than 3 cents each. I plan to go this route.
The weight on either side of the front hook seems
to let the lure sit perfectly level in the water.
By increasing or decreasing the thickness of the
balsa sides you can change the shape of the lure.
Presently I am using 3/8" and 1/4". The 1/4" makes
a beautiful semi flat bait. Also instead of a hole
at the top, you can install a slot and a spinnerbait rattle.

Coley

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Coley,
Do you realize how far you have come in the last year or so. Man that is true craftsmanship. Super design. Keep em coming Coley. I like it!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hughesy is right. Coley's ideas are very inovative and above the rest. Minds like his are what this craft needs. The thing that scares me, is that he is just starting. Kick ass Coley!!!!!!
Skeeter

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