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    Posted: 20 Jun 2014 at 8:58am
Guys, I'm presently getting together 50 odd Seaweed Lures to send down for the Expo. Problem I'm having, is finding the right sized hook protectors. Up here I've been to all the tackle outlets including BCF, Kmart, BigW and can't find, even Ebay hasn't proved any help. They all have either small for #4 hook or smaller, or ridiculously large that are useless.
Can anyone suggest a distributor, where I can source a gross or more of shields to fit trebles #1 and #2, being the commonest size I fit.
Have a bit of time left until Expo, but as these lures are being sold for charity, I'd prefer to safeguard all who handle them. Any help would be appreciated.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote simon bruce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jun 2014 at 6:38pm
What about the clear plastic tubing option?  Bit time consuming but a bit cheaper and can get the tubing in bulk sizes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bilge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 2014 at 12:42am
Tony have you considered using heatshrink tubing I find it successful
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Ebay from China, there are some. They do take a few weeks to get here though.
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Thanks guys, I'll try the Saga Tackle Newcastle, can't even find plastic tubing to fit, not having much joy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rally44 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 2014 at 8:56am
Tony, Plastic tubing from Doug Cool in the States. dcool2@mchi.com very good service,3 sizes of tube, middle size good for hooks 2-4. Cheers Richard.
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For a quick pickup, plastic tubing at bunnings - 5mt, 3mm - Brand - Pope. Just checked and it will fit over a size 1 treble but you need to push it up the bend for it to hold.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Screamingreel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2014 at 2:19pm
Tony   The Angers Art in Cooma had a box full of different sizes ,colours ,  25cents each  Not sure what the going price for a few is.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2014 at 4:06pm
John, they would have to beat less than 1/2 that price..
I talked to Tony this morning and pointed him to an ebay seller I got a heap from. The local wholesalers don't have seem to have stock on hand at the moment.

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Thanks guys, all sorted thanks to Brad.
Kamikaze Tackle in Victoria, with free postage, 30 packs, works out around 30c each.
We're right for the Seaweed Lures at the August Expo Big smile.
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