Started by Johntom2k, November 10, 2021, 10:06:37 AM
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Quote from: bigjim5589 on November 10, 2021, 10:34:40 AMIs there a welding supply near you? Maybe a roll of stainless mig welding wire might work for you. You'll pay more for it, but probably less per foot. Or look online at places that cater to commercial or industrial businesses, such as Zoro, McMaster-Carr or Graingers. Those are places I've bought from and always check when looking for products such as wire which are not always tackle specific.I try to buy wire in bulk too because those small 30' packs can get expensive, and the shipping costs now are making that worse.
Quote from: stevemyoung on January 04, 2022, 01:21:16 PMNot sure about the diameter, but I've saved a few bicycle wheels from going to the dump - the spokes are stainless steel and have a nice hard temper. One wheel should be enough to make several spinnerbaits.
Quote from: Smallie_Stalker on January 04, 2022, 02:05:54 PMQuote from: stevemyoung on January 04, 2022, 01:21:16 PMNot sure about the diameter, but I've saved a few bicycle wheels from going to the dump - the spokes are stainless steel and have a nice hard temper. One wheel should be enough to make several spinnerbaits.Wow! That is a great tip. Thanks for sharing that. I haven't tried it myself yet, (and have no experience making baits, but I've been thinking about it a lot!) so I'd love to hear what you think.
Quote from: bigjim5589 on January 05, 2022, 04:06:11 PMThis forum has some very experienced tackle makers, so if or when you do decide to start making your own, this is the place to be & get some guidance! A lot of folks are getting into it these days, so we would be glad to have you hanging around! If you check out some of the past posts here, you'll see a big variety of what folks have made. I've been at it a long time and enjoy the fact that I can make lures that aren't generally what's on the market, plus, there's a lot of satisfaction when you catch that first fish on a lure you made yourself!