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I’m looking for 2 screw eyes for a wooden bait I have. I’ll pay you for shipping and toss you a little for the parts. I need one for the line tie and I need one for the front hook. The hook hole is recessed about 5mm and looks like there was another piece also used. The rear screw eye is roughly 4mm o.d.  

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56 minutes ago, Scott F said:

Try the Musky Shop. They have what you are looking for. 

https://www.muskyshop.com/components-lure-building/stainless-steel-screw-eyes/

Too heavy duty for this application. 

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Have you tried Jann’s Netcraft? They offer smaller ones. 

 

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They have them but in packs of 25. I need only 2. I figured a bait maker on here would be willing to send me 2 if I threw them a few bucks for their time. 

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The pic on the left looks like it is missing a ballast weight. 

 

Allen 

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20 minutes ago, Munkin said:

The pic on the left looks like it is missing a ballast weight. 

 

Allen 

It could be. It’s a handmade Japanese bait and I can’t find any pics of it online. It’s a topwater lure so I’m not sure if it would be weighted or not. I was thinking one of the decorative metal insert pieces maybe. 

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You may have a small weight in there to keep it oriented correctly.  Just put a 2 or 3x hook on it and roll...

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The smaller SS eye screws from Jann's are .062 inch in diameter, or 1.5 MM. That hole looks to be a bit large for the ones I have to work. The larger gauge eye screws are .072, or 1.8 MM but with a much larger eye than you might want to use on that bait. Here is a picture of a thru wire set up that may give you another option to rig it. If necessary, drill a short hole in that indented cup area just big enough to accommodate for a small loop and make a wire hanger or use a swivel as shown. It can't be pulled out with the main wire passing thru it. The bait you have may already be drilled all the way thru. 

If you do decide to go the eye screw route, I would recommend using Devcon 2 Ton epoxy. Not all the Devcon or epoxies in general are created equal. 2 Ton has really good hold strength. 

 

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Thanks for the info. I did plan on using some sort of epoxy on it. I figured it came with screw eyes so I am hoping to just be able to use them to fix it. It was a gift and I’d just like to be able to use it. It’s not drilled through though. 

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After some home testing on different epoxy brands, I trust the Devcon 2-ton more than the others I have tried. The wood usually fails before the epoxy does. Most of the 5 minute quick set epoxies will yellow and crack over time. The 2-Ton seems a bit more flexible. It claims a 30 minute working time, but it's actually half that at best. Still, it's the one many bait makers trust for their lips and line tie hangers. With any epoxy, it's critical to get equal amounts of resin and hardener, and mixed very well. 

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Here is a cheap and easy option I have used on lots of lures I make. Buy 3/16-1inch cotter pins at a hardware store. Drill a hole sized so that it fits snug when slid in. Cut them to length and use a file to roughen up the shank. Glue it in with waterproof gorilla glue.

 

It will be plenty strong for bass even with just a bit of the shank in the bait, never had one fail on me yet. 

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