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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:21 pm
pinfish


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Location: Vallejo

What kind of tool can I use to cut old, rusted hooks off my lures so that I can replace them? Really big cutting pliers at the hardware store?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:32 pm
climberb9


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What kind of lure are you trying to remove hooks from? A lot of lures use splitrings to attach the hook to the lure, and for that, you can either purchase a pair of split ring pliers (hardware store, fishing shop, etc.) or just use teh good old finger nails/knives/ingenious solotions to spread the ring and slip of the old hook and on the new one.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:37 pm
snotrocket


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the jaws of life would work but some wire cutters would be cheaper
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:41 pm
pinfish


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Location: Vallejo

yeah i can remove the ones on rings. But the ones on my Mepps in-line spinners are not. The eyes of the hooks are kinda fat and I already tried my regular wire cutters. Those hooks rust easily.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:53 am
stripesidechaser


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Here are the one's I use:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=69645-000065663-357&lpage=none

Not the same brand, just cutting pliers "with end cutter"... much stronger than normal wire cutters.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:46 am
wings42


Posts: 9

If it's a welded ring I clamp it in a vice, and use a cutting wheel on my Dramel MotoTool to cut it off. You need two cuts. It takes about 30 seconds for a really big jig once the Dramel is set up.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:18 pm
pinfish


Posts: 2131
Location: Vallejo

i got a 15 dollar small/medium size bolt cutter, it worked. me -> uh duh


...thanks for other tips
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