Cotter pin shanks

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Ed Call, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. docstash

    docstash Active Member

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    Stainless Steel coils from .011" dia @ $10.99 for 767' to .043" @ $7.49 for 50'.. Roll your own. Craig
     
  2. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    stash- where are you getting that stuff, local hardware store? just bending them with pliers?
     
  3. docstash

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    Joe, Cabelas, bend around needle nose pliers for loops, fold in half, take your pick.
     
  4. Eric Tarcha

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    Eric, if you have purchased these shafts in the past, can you tell us how many are in each pack? I did not see a quantity per pack listed on your page link or in my cabela's catalog. Thanks.
     
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    I get mine from Haydens tackel at wholesale. about $20 for 500.
     
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    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?
     
  8. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    I bend the other end so that it grasps or throw it in the tube fly attachment.
     
  9. Eric Tarcha

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    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.
     
  10. Ed Call

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    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.
     
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