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Posted 15 September 2003 - 10:18 AM
Has anyone ever tried using small cotter pins as wire through the weight
as hook hangers??
If so, how does it work out??
Posted 15 September 2003 - 07:18 PM
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!
Posted 17 September 2003 - 04:49 PM
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.
Posted 17 September 2003 - 05:56 PM
I tried them and they work great. I used them on my balsa/cedar
Posted 17 September 2003 - 09:29 PM
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.
Posted 18 September 2003 - 10:04 AM
Coley that picture gave me all kind of ideas Keep up the great work
Posted 18 September 2003 - 10:25 AM
Really a great idea and love the illustration Coley, great work, JIM
Posted 18 September 2003 - 09:55 PM
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!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 22 September 2003 - 07:22 PM
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!!!!!!