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Anyone make jigs?

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by j_blocker, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. Anyone out there pour there own jigs?

    I'm looking for 1/4, 1/8, 1/16

    To fit on twister tails.

    Jason
     
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  2. I have a round head jig mold. I believe it goes from 1/6 to 3/8. I looked at it and it doesn't give weights just hook sizes. It's made by Hilts.
     

  3. Would you be interested in selling any?

    Jason
     
  4. Jason

    You can order a mold from Bass Pro shops, Do it Mold, Janns netcraft.com, BarlowsTackle.com etc. Prices (for the same mold) will run from about $25-30. You will need a small pot to melt-a Hot Pot is fine. Not hard to do, then you can make large quantities. I think http://www.barlowstackle.com/ is the easiest to order from. Go to their online store link from there.
    You can get lead from the scrap yards from about $.25-.35/ pound. Pipes are good, stay away from wheel weights.
    I think maybe Janns will sell you bulk quanities of jigs. Depending on how many you really need, it might be better to order them. With USPS at $3.85 for the 1st pound, and then it goes to about $6.00 for 5 lbs it wouldn't be feasible to have someone mail them to you. Of course if you were close to someone & could pick them up, that might work.
     
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  5. I'm flexible, i was hoping that someone with kids allready and didn't want anymore would be into this. I have thought about getting a mold, but then lead kind of scares me. I live about 15 mins from janns, so i might just go there. What does it cost to make them.

    Thanks

    Jason
     
  6. What is wrong with using wheel weights? I use lead from different sources. I don't see nothing wrong with wheel weights, they are cheap and easy to use.
     
  7. thanks to the mover of this thread

    J
     
  8. wheel weights

    you can use them for sure..its just the QUALITY of that lead is very poor..even DO-IT mold tells ya not to use poor quality lead in the directions(ie wheel weights).
    I get my lead at a scrap yard for $0.20 a lb. its nice high quality x-ray room lead..in 1/8" thick sheets..easy to cut down to size even for small melting pots.
    Blocker, i have a jighead mold that makes 1/32 oz & 1/16th oz for tying my own "hair-jigs" and "feather-jigs" for whitebass and skipjack herring.
    As far as pouring lead, naw its good for ya...it helps me get my lead fix through the winter til spring when i can go back to chewing on the lead sinkers on my cast net..lol
    Good fishing to all,
    Scott
     
  9. Wheel Weights

    they are a little harder than pure lead, that is why you can break them with your hand. There is nothing wrong with using them, I use them all the time myself, I melt them down on a burner on my grill, skim off all of the junk and clips then pour them into ingots that are nice and clean. That way when I need to melt some I have nice clean lead on hand. I wouldn't use them for casting bullets because they are harder than pure lead but for sinkers they are fine..
     
  10. Wheel weights

    Just a suggestion, they are usually DIRTY and have that clip. They work, but it's so much easier to not fuss with all that debris from them.
    I catch your drift about not wanting any 3 headed children :p :eek:
    Might not be a bad idea to just buy new ones already painted to lessen your exposure even more.
     
  11. So MRFISH is doing your own a problem arund little ons? Im planning on buying one at Jans and doing my own also! Now you've got me wondering?????? Glenn
     
  12. Hey Jiggy

    I pour all my sinkers & jigheads in the garage, just to be sure!
    I fire up the heater and crack open the garage door a little .Helps pass the slow time of winter.
    Scott
     
  13. We pour about 1000 per season. Got molds from 1/16-3/4. All the colors of paint they make. We do sell them as well!! Shoot me a pm tell me what you want and how many. Also type of hooks, bronze or gold and we will get working on it!!
     
  14. I do use the wheel weights and good lead. I kinda melt them half good and half wheel weights. I use that for sinkers and the good lead for jigs and sabots. Just used to work in a garage and got all of them for free. :D
     
  15. 'jiggy.....

    I pour all mine outdoors. I try to dodge the smoke too. I'm working on a set up in my spare apartment ( 2F house). I 'm going to run a range hood & then maybe hang some canvas or something off it so ALL the fumes go out. I have close to 20 molds, and it's really a pain to take the pot out on the porch, all the hooks & usually when I pour, I keep at it about 8 hours or so. I like to do enough so I don't have to do it again for awhile. I usually only use about 5 molds, but have to alternate. If you pour in an enclosed space, use ventilation, ie. fan in a window & set the pot up near the fan.
    It can be dangerous, so be sure to wear gloves- leather work gloves , goggles are recommended too. NEVER - ever put any water in your pot----like a pipe that has a few drops in it !!
     
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  16. Hey jason,

    If I can find some hooks around here, I'll pour you up some jig heads and give them to ya next time i see ya. I've got a ton of lead lying aroung. What sizes you want? e-mail me
     
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