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I can't seem to find any online. Do they have a technical name that would sweeten the google search parameter, as of now hook pull is pretty vague.
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No need to drop lots of coin unless you like the look of the eye bolt -- you can just use a quality stainless pad eye. Slightly larger footprint, but I think it's much stronger. I can tighten knots in 80# leader without worrying about tearing anything up. Two machine screws with big fender washers makes for a very study base and spreads the load over a good bit of fiberglass.

Not saying that the eye bolt will ever fail or cause the glass to fail, but the pad eye does the same thing for around 5 bucks.
 

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I think i can get a stainless eye at Ace for less than $5. I think ill mount it right in the middle of my foam hook holder
 

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No need to drop lots of coin unless you like the look of the eye bolt -- you can just use a quality stainless pad eye. Slightly larger footprint, but I think it's much stronger. I can tighten knots in 80# leader without worrying about tearing anything up. Two machine screws with big fender washers makes for a very study base and spreads the load over a good bit of fiberglass.

Not saying that the eye bolt will ever fail or cause the glass to fail, but the pad eye does the same thing for around 5 bucks.
This is what I just purchased for my Vantage. SS eyebolt, fender washer and a couple hex nuts to set the depth and tighten and then the other for a jam nut. All in about $6 from West Marine.
 

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Key chain, mount it in a plastic console hatch, cooler, pliers, buddies arm, casting platform mounting hardware or Boga grip. Hey it’s your boat. I’ve never see it, or thought of doing this. Although I did make one for tackle box for land based jetty fishing and heavy tackle.
 

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Alternatively you can attach a split ring to whatever device you use to cut your leaders and line when tying. Lots of "knippers" come with them already, common with fly fishermen.
 
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