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Offline Haroldg

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2012, 07:43:22 PM »
Quite the Reefman standard we've come to expect. Thank you Tony. If I may just add a comment regarding split rings that have been opened/stretched a bit. Just use a pair of long nose or round nose pliers and twist one end over the other. If more clarity is needed I could post a couple of pics.

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2012, 07:40:45 AM »
yes please do - I always have that problem - maybe trying to open them too much but when getting older one's eyesight goes....

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2012, 10:18:14 PM »
Ok Stephan - here goes
Pic 1 - I've deliberately stretched this split ring with a screwdriver for purposes of this post.
 

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2012, 10:22:13 PM »
Pic 2 - I'm holding the stretched split ring with a pair of long and round nose pliers. This could have been two pairs of long nose pliers.

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2012, 10:24:19 PM »
Pic 3 - The objective is to flip one ring completely over the other.

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2012, 10:27:04 PM »
Pic 4 - You need to hold the rings in place to avoid them from springing into their original position.

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2012, 10:29:53 PM »
Pic 5 - Ring completely flipped over and no gap between them. Hopefully the Pics explain better than my text..

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2012, 07:03:38 AM »
eish - Harold well done - I would never have thought that - brilliant - I will definite try this - I always bugger up a couple of rings before I get it right or use over size ones just because I bend the smaller ones open and then being scared it will shed the hook I have to replace. - thanks for the share. You sure this does not weaken the ring ?

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2012, 07:26:32 AM »
Harold's trick works. Been doing it for years...

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2012, 08:13:42 AM »
Very good, you learn something every day!!

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2015, 09:43:30 AM »
Sheesh, how did I miss Harold's trick...! This is gonna save me some rings over time!  :+ cred: Great post!

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2015, 09:46:28 AM »
 :+ cred:awesome..thx for sharing

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2015, 01:28:21 PM »
 :win:  there are so many good ideas that the owner thinks everyone knows. One only has to watch/help an older Tradesman doing his thing  , plumber, toolmaker, sparkie. I learnt a lot watching my friends dads .Colin. :toppie:

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2019, 02:16:20 PM »
I honestly did not noticed the differences between vertical and horizontal couplings on the the lures, very interesting, do make a lot of sense.
Thank you very much. Appreciate a lot. (clap)

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Re: The Ultimate guide to attaching hooks to lures
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2019, 12:15:35 PM »
Great thread!
Enjoyed it very much


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