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MartinlfApril 20th, 2008, 9:51 am
Palmyra PA

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I've never heard of tungsten hooks. The wire I got, though not as malleable as lead is probably too soft for hooks. Perhaps an alloy. But that would be expensive, no doubt.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Shawnny3April 20th, 2008, 3:42 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
It's an interesting idea, Getyourbone. I've never worked with tungsten before, but I'd suspected what Louis said - it might be too malleable for making hooks. That said, I'll bet they could make an alloy incorporating tungsten that would work for fishhooks and would be quite dense, if they thought there'd be a market for it. Given Louis's (and others') obsession with weight, there might be.

Louis, don't act like tunsten hooks would be too expensive. You're placing what I'm guessing are orders upwards of $25 from Small Parts on the off chance that you'll get some usable tinsel, for goodness sake. If they made tungsten hooks, you'd darn well buy them and you know it.

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MartinlfApril 20th, 2008, 7:47 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Yeah, but there aren't that many nuts like me out there. And it was $19.00 anyway, including the postage. But I now wish I'd gotten some .030 and .035. Next order.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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