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  • Member since
    October 2009
  • From: Oil City, PA
Fish Hooks = Pitot Tubes
Posted by greentracker98 on Monday, November 3, 2014 9:41 PM

Every time I build an airplane, I'll finish it. then I'll see something else I need to do. So, I pick it up And bump the plastic pitot tube the wrong way and its history  (pun intended) Like the P-47.  It was gone a week after I called it finished.

So, I've been thinking. the end of the pitot tubes on the older aircraft  are shaped like the fish hooks.; only straightened out. The hard part would be getting them straight. But, if anybody sells straight fish hooks, That would be just the ticket.

Heres a question for our fishermen out there.           Can you buy straightened out fish hooks?????

Then, All I would need to do is grind down the sharp points on them. I know me. I would have them stuck into my fingers and hands

Thanks

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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    March 2010
  • From: Winamac,Indiana 46996-1525
Posted by ACESES5 on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:51 PM

No ,straghit fish would do me no good how about cut the hook off just beyound the barb the bigger the hook, the bigger the barb.             ACESES5   MODELER AND FISHERMAN                  Welcome Sign    

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    February 2014
  • From: N. MS
Posted by CN Spots on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 9:17 PM

I think a straight fish hook is called a harpoon.  I've never seen one and I have 5 tackle boxes full of lures and terminal tackle.  Most hooks are hardened so that bending them to the point of changing the bend will cause them to break.  The gold aberdeen hooks are designed to straighten out some when snagged but a sharp bend will break them too.

Just glue them on with the points intact.  It'll train you to be more cautious.  ; )

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  • From: Oil City, PA
Posted by greentracker98 on Friday, November 7, 2014 11:20 PM

CN Spots

I think a straight fish hook is called a harpoon.  I've never seen one and I have 5 tackle boxes full of lures and terminal tackle.  Most hooks are hardened so that bending them to the point of changing the bend will cause them to break.  The gold aberdeen hooks are designed to straighten out some when snagged but a sharp bend will break them too.

Just glue them on with the points intact.  It'll train you to be more cautious.  ; )

Thanks guys. Yea CN, that would train me wouldn't it LOL

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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    May 2003
  • From: Greenville, NC
Posted by jtilley on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:50 PM

Another use for fish hooks - primarily of interest to sailing ship modelers. If you break off the eye above the hook, it makes an excellent eyebolt for a model - immensely strong, and unlikely to straighten out no matter how much a line yanks on it. This only really works for pretty big eyebolts on pretty large scales, though.

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:07 PM

jtilley

Another use for fish hooks - primarily of interest to sailing ship modelers. If you break off the eye above the hook, it makes an excellent eyebolt for a model - immensely strong, and unlikely to straighten out no matter how much a line yanks on it. This only really works for pretty big eyebolts on pretty large scales, though.

The larger the hook size number the smaller the hook & the finer the wire.  

Back in the pre-kids days my vice was fly fishing & fly tying.  I still have a box of materials up in the attic.   I really should donate it to a youth fishing program ...    

Anywho,   #18 are about a half inch from eye to bend.   I have hooks down to about #26 which are about a quarter-inch from eye to bend..    They were used to tie midges & spent Caenis flies (look it up)

Go to the fly-tying department of Bass Pro or Cabellas.    A box of 100 hooks used to be less than 10 bucks.  Haven't checked their prices in years, though.  Online, check places like Orvis (though like model materials you will pay for the logo!).

While you're there check their lead wire offerings.  Great material for makng hoses & assorted plumbing runs on models

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