Sorry striker after rereading my answer i was anything but clear.
"I just hope I am not repeling the bass with me metal hardware"
Tins (metals) are great when the forage is slim profile fish like spearing or sand lances. (sand eels) But like I said blues can be a menace.
Blues are attracted to anything shiney so if i want blues ill use any type of metal casting slab / spoon or a potato peeler with a hook.