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Posted 10 February 2007 - 11:52 AM
Ok folks, I have been swimming in the archives for about three months now and I must say that this site is awsome! I finally came to the conclusion that I had to become a part of it so that I might take my knowledge of bait (not to mention angling) to another level..
It appears as though most are in agreement that some free movement is needed at the front of a crank to get the most out of it. I have used everything from loop knots to cross lock swivels,and in the true fashion of overbuilding a lure (the TU way) I am looking for some welded rings like the ones used on solid ring swivels to put on my thru wire harness when I put the two halfs together.
I know it will be a bit of a pain to clear with this ring in the way however these baits are mostly just something for me to play with when my boy is taking his nap.
Posted 10 February 2007 - 12:37 PM
Hey B BUG
I use WR3 (150 Lb., ~1/4" diameter) welded rings from Outfitters Choice to do wahoo and sierra rigging.
They are in most bait stores in California.
Burns Saltwater Outfitters
PO Box 2632
Carlsbad, CA 92018
760 598 6288
Posted 10 February 2007 - 01:00 PM
LedHed , Thanks alot for the lead. I'll give them a shout Monday and see what they have. Thanks again.
Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:06 PM
Cool to see a fellow over builder. No problem with epoxy on the welded ring, just coat it with Vaseline b4 epoxy. Just make sure Vaseline coated ring do not touch the body of ur lure. Epoxy comes off with a plier squeeze.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:47 AM
Thanks LaPala for the input. I was wondering how hard it would be to keep the ring from contacting the bait when it is on the wheel? Should I use the nose wire to connect to the wheel instead of the lip (that may be hard ), or do you think that cleaning the welded ring will be a big deal after the topcoat (devcon) has set.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:41 PM
alligator clip & sticky tape or a magnet works. Lots of options, I use as hemostat & can clip both together. Devcon don't stick to metal very well, just try it and see how much trouble is it for u to clean after.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:50 AM
thornebros.com Look under summer fishing-leader components- and there you shall find solid welded rings. Ask and ye shall receive. .
Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:14 PM
Thanks All I am going to try and get on this today or tommorow,but first I have to do a little repair on the drying wheel. (actually I'm waiting on the J.B. weld to dry).