Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Ed Call, Jan 13, 2009.
I get mine from Haydens tackel at wholesale. about $20 for 500.
Thanks for the link Eric, I like those! I haven't been able to find a cotter pin that I like yet. That should be perfect for what I want to do. Do you have any trouble keeping it held firmly in the vise?
I bend the other end so that it grasps or throw it in the tube fly attachment.
Mumbles, there are 100 per pack for like 6 bucks. not a bad deal.
Justin, it takes a little jiggering, but I haven't had too much of a problem. Like Joe said, put a little bend in the end and it helps.
Thanks Eric, a hundred pack is a pretty good deal compared to the waddingtons (not bashing waddingtons you waddington faithful, just saving money on flies for better reels and rods...it adds up).
Joe, great point about putting it in the tube attachment. I will try that with my Nor-Vise tube attachments for the cotter pins. They don't "hold" in the jaws as well as I'd like. If I can't get happy with the pins I'll seek out some of Eric's suggestion.
I can't find that recent post talking about bending your own shanks out of spinner wire. Where do you get that spinner wire? Is the tool you use to bend loops like: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/standard-pod-wrapped.jsp;jsessionid=42JVQRY3GTVNNLAQBBICCNVMCAEFCIWE?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/pod-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20166-cat20200-cat20362&rid=&indexId=cat20362&navAction=push&masterpathid=&navCount=21&parentType=index&parentId=cat20362&id=0001751&_requestid=1324 or the much more expensive http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/standard-pod-wrapped.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/pod-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20166-cat20200-cat20362_TGP&rid=&indexId=cat20362&navAction=push&masterpathid=&navCount=2&parentType=index&parentId=cat20362&id=0001633
Here are a couple of other good sources for open eyed spinner shafts in various wire gauges.