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Since I'm a tinker-er, I've decided I'm going to start building my own spinnerbaits. I've got everything picked out from LurePartsOnline that I want, but I wanted to ask you guys if there were any tools, parts, etc. that you would highly recommend that a beginner must have to start out. Thanks.

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Are you pouring you're own heads onto a prefab frame, bending a frame or buying pre-made and adding skirts and blades?

 

No mater what and I'm sure you know this, use good swivels for your rear blade.

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31 minutes ago, Jigfishn10 said:

Are you pouring you're own heads onto a prefab frame, bending a frame or buying pre-made and adding skirts and blades?

 

No mater what and I'm sure you know this, use good swivels for your rear blade.

I'm not pouring anything (yet). Just buying some prefab'd jig's with the wire already attached. So I'll be adding all the hardware to make them pretty. 

 

Yeah, I was surprised at the cost of the swivels. They're around $8 for a ten pack it seems for good ones. 

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http://www.lurepartsonline.com/Online-Store/Wire-Forming-Tools/5-Round-Concave-Pliers.html

 

For bending the loops at the end of the wire.

 

http://www.lurepartsonline.com/Online-Store/Split-Rings-Pliers/Split-Ring-Pliers.html

 

For the swivel split rings. These are also a must when changing out crankbait hooks.

 

Use hollow 1/8" beads, anything solid or bigger just adds weight to the arm.

 

 

 

Allen

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5 hours ago, fishballer06 said:

I'm not pouring anything (yet). Just buying some prefab'd jig's with the wire already attached. So I'll be adding all the hardware to make them pretty. 

 

Yeah, I was surprised at the cost of the swivels. They're around $8 for a ten pack it seems for good ones. 

You need to buy in bulk to get costs down which is why it is hard for small tackle makers to compete.

 

Allen

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With the split ring pliers make sure you get the Xuron!! The reason is you'll be using size #2 - #2.5 split rings and those economy ones don't work well with any ring smaller than a #3. Remember to pay attention to the wire diameter on the spinnerbait heads as that will dictate the size clevis you are going to use. If you wire is under .030" diameter you'll use a size #1 clevis, a size #2 clevis will work from .030" up to .032" and a size #3 clevis will work from .035" on up.  A size #2 clevis has a hole diameter of .035" but you need the hole to be a little larger than the wire diameter in order for it to spin free. So if you have .035" wire you will want the size #3 clevis because the #2 clevis will be too tight. Just some food for thought.

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Post the heads you are buying and what you are trying to make. We will then be able to tell you if you are getting the correct size parts.

 

Allen

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19 hours ago, smalljaw67 said:

With the split ring pliers make sure you get the Xuron!! The reason is you'll be using size #2 - #2.5 split rings and those economy ones don't work well with any ring smaller than a #3. Remember to pay attention to the wire diameter on the spinnerbait heads as that will dictate the size clevis you are going to use. If you wire is under .030" diameter you'll use a size #1 clevis, a size #2 clevis will work from .030" up to .032" and a size #3 clevis will work from .035" on up.  A size #2 clevis has a hole diameter of .035" but you need the hole to be a little larger than the wire diameter in order for it to spin free. So if you have .035" wire you will want the size #3 clevis because the #2 clevis will be too tight. Just some food for thought.

I have a good pair of Shimano split ring pliers that have worked well for me putting #1 and #2 split rings on my crankbaits, so they should work well for spinnerbaits as well. 

 

Thanks for the info on the clevises. That was one thing that I unsure about. It seems like most of the heads have a .032 or .035 wire on them these days, so I'll likely need to have both #2 and #3 clevises on hand. 

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Well, I sunk $250 into spinnerbait parts yesterday at LurePartsOnline and $50 into skirt material/tools at Janns. Let the rabbit hole begin.

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4 hours ago, fishballer06 said:

Well, I sunk $250 into spinnerbait parts yesterday at LurePartsOnline and $50 into skirt material/tools at Janns. Let the rabbit hole begin.

You started out deep huh? Just post some pics and let us know if we can help.

 

Allen

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The devils in the details ain’t it? All this stuff looks simple until you get into it. 

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On 7/12/2019 at 5:52 PM, Munkin said:

You started out deep huh? Just post some pics and let us know if we can help.

 

Allen

 

On 7/12/2019 at 6:01 PM, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

The devils in the details ain’t it? All this stuff looks simple until you get into it. 

 

I've never been one to half ass anything. I can't wait for everything to arrive and try some things out. I'm sure I'll be seeking you guys out for more help soon. 

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Money goes so quick when you start putting spinnerbait supplies into the cart. 

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9 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Money goes so quick when you start putting spinnerbait supplies into the cart. 

That it does. I got everything in last night and flipped through everything I got. I've already got $100 more in my cart of things that I want to try on top of this stuff. 

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