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#1 snooterfish



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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:20 AM

:huh: what type (gauge) stainless steel wire is good for making line ties? do you guys cut a grove on the underside of the lip then epoxy the wire to the lip or do you drill a hole in the lure then keep the wire as close to the underside of the lip and also epoxy the line tie into the body??

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:16 AM

I, and many others use 19 gauge from the hardware store. I use barrel wraps on my harnesses; because of its temper, spinnerbait wire will break using a wrap that is that tight. Because I use a thru-wire method, the wire is already there when I cut the lip slot and install the lip. I don't cut a groove in the lip.


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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:56 AM

I use 21 gauge (.032") soft stainless steel wire or 19 gauge (.040") soft brass wire because it's easier to work and has proved durable on my bass baits. There are various ways to go. I drill one hole in the bill and use a twisted wire line tie. Bend it 90 deg at the eye, fit it through. Cut a small slot in the back of the bill and crimp the wire over the slot and back down onto the top of the bill. When the bill is epoxied into the bait, the whole assembly will be very secure - without cutting grooves in the bill or epoxying the exposed wire.