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JBarlow

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  1. This is the wrong forum for this question. You would be better off in The Docks. This is the forum for people making hard lures.
  2. Those look great and twisted eye too. The twisted eye alone should make them hold up better than most. If you are not going to use them send them my way. I sell Super Stainless Spinner wires in Camo Brown color that look just like these but not twisted eye.
  3. Here is what I measure them at... 1/8 - 0.117 5/32 - 0.154 3/16 - 0.180 7/32 - 0.215 1/4 - 0.233 9/32 - 0.276 5/16 - 0.292 3/8 - 0.363 7/16 - 0.434 1/2 - 0.481 9/16 - 0.555 5/8 - 0.633 These are my approximate measurements. All measured with calipers...not converted from fractions. Since I do not order them I do not know what the MEY of each is. JB
  4. I do not have one of the washers here to measure but I know they are very, very small. Maybe these? JB
  5. I use an exacto knife just like dlaery suggested. Tried lots of things but none seem to work as well. JB
  6. As cadman suggested the Mustad 32824 is a good hook and it does fit but it is tight in a couple of cavities and really does not sit perfectly straight. You may have to modify the mold for a better fit. The mold I tried did close but it was a close fit. Another option would be the VMC 7150 but it is a smaller diameter wire so you may have seepage around the eye and where the hook exits the mold. It did fit and the mold did close. Jon Barlow
  7. Which mold do you have??
  8. I always recommend Gel Super Glue.
  9. We did a special order for them but we decided not to re-order. I do not now if Eagle Claw still making them. As for comparing them to the 32786 they really do not compare. The 32786 is a 60 degree hook and the 635 is a 90 degree hook so the are usually not interchangeable. Jon Barlow
  10. I figured he was molding them that way so he could get the blade arm of the wire farther out from the mold without bending it. I have done that from time to time when I wanted to set the hook further down in the mold so it sticks out more.
  11. Your options are limited. That is the old style of mold so you will probably be best to dremel out a slot for the hook point to fit in the mold. Either that or bend the wires. You can see how the newer molds have the aluminum removed so the hooks will fit.
  12. Maybe this will help out a little... These are ones I have tested and found the fit acceptable.
  13. JBarlow

    VMC 7147BN

    The VMC 7147 will fit in this mold.
  14. Be careful when using size charts. Not all companies use the same size charts. The blade manufacturers do not have a standard when it comes to sizing. A size 6 from one manufacturer may not be the same length as a size 6 from a different manufacturer or company.
  15. Try these... https://www.cncmolds.com/webstore/ http://www.pouritmold.com/
  16. To the best of my knowledge the patent on these blades expired a number of years ago. The blades I have in stock no longer carry a patent number.
  17. Buy the black nickel blades. Spike It will work but it too will wear off.
  18. I use the Ultra Minnow Spinner Bait mold. JB
  19. smalljaw, Were you not able to get it to fit at all or were you just not happy that it did not sit perfectly straight? The 604's I tried worked but theydid not sit perfectly straight. I have to admit that it was a very tight fit but I would have said they work too. The VMC 7150 also fits in the mold but you have to use a 4/0 hook in all but the largest cavity where a 5/0 will fit. JB
  20. You really cannot use this in a fluid bed. It does not work right because of the different densities of the 2 types of paint in the blend. Because of the 2 different densities you also need to mix it well before every use or they will settle out. Best I can say is keep trying. It is a very picky paint that takes lots of practice.
  21. Have you tried warming the mold and hook as well?
  22. Colorant comes in opaque and transparent. You use the opaque colorant. Look on the retailers web site for a color chart. You should be able to tell which are opaque and which are transparent by the color chart.
  23. You were correct on the line twist. They worked but twisted. The opposing double mini did not twist bad but the single mini did. No big deal though...I can add some swivels and will probably be good to go. JB
  24. I want to do the same. I was thinking about hand carving 1 out of balsa. Here are some I made after breaking down a couple of whopper plopper buzz baits. I have not had a chance to try them yet.
  25. Love the wires that are molded in. I have modified one of my molds to accept a second one for better plastic retention.
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