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I have the smaller poison tail mold (1/8, 1/4, and 3/8) and want to modify it to make spinner baits. I saw a video on how to do it and feel fairly confident I can. However, I'm curious about wire form sizes. I was looking at the piano wire forms on Jann's Netcraft, and these are the sizes offered. Am I correct that the smaller ones would be appropriate for crappie sizes spinnerbaits and the larger ones would be for bass?


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I no longer use piano wire for bass. It gets mangled too much.

As for the dimension size of the frame, I use small frames for bass in a few situations. One is early spring when there are lots of small baitfish. I have made some small Pond Magic type spinnerbaits to match the small baitfish. The other situations are water coverage and deep 'cranking' situations. I make a Rocket Shad type small frame heavy head spinnerbait for those. I use stainless wire on those small frame baits.

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