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  3. BTS 706 CRAW mold

    Wanted bobs tackle shack 706 craw molds if you have any you want to sell message me please
  4. BTS 706 craw molds

    Looking for BTS bobs tackle shack 706 craw molds message me if you have some you want to sell.
  5. Spinnerbaits in Saltwater

    Thanks for the info! I will have to check it out. However, Zman chatterbaits are generally 1/2 oz or smaller. I was thinking of something bigger.
  6. Boss powder paints

    That's great information Smalljaw...i really appreciate everyone taking the time to respond!! Obviously there is a lot more than i expected when i decided to start making my own tackle! It's a blast though and i see myself doing this for some time.. Jason
  7. Videos for R Bends/Hagens Tool Loops Only?

    You can use a Hagen's tool for "R" bends but you need to adjust the stops and figure out the angles on your own. I use the little blue bend to make "R" bends because that is what that that bender does. The only reason I don't use my Hagen's to do "R" bends is because I use it for other things and it would mean I have to change to set up around and then tweak it to get back to where I had it set. Having the little blue bender makes it easy to just crank out spinnerbait forms fast and easy.
  8. Hunting for a specific mold

    Not to be smart but do you realize how many different jigs are out there that aren't round, football or arky?? A picture is about the oly wany anyone can help you without going through 3/4 of the Do-it catalog. EDIT: The pictures came up after I posted, sorry. Send those pics to CNC Molds-N-Stuff, that isn't any production mold I ever saw, in fact I never saw that head. It is basically a rectangle with a rounded bottom utilizing a flat eye hook.
  9. Boss powder paints

    I use a propane torch to heat the jig and then cure in an oven. If you CAREFULLY read the statement on the website, it states not to use a torch or heat gun to CURE paint. Using a heat gun or torch to heat your jig, or any other method has little to do with how well your paint holds up, it is the curing cycle. I think you either aren't getting the oven to proper temperature or your cure cycle is too short. Remember, 15 minutes at 350 degrees isn't putting your jigs in the oven and setting it to 350 and then turning it on for 15 minutes, it is the jig itself at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Boss recommends 400 degrees for 10 minutes for a lot of their paint, and other paints have different times and temps for different colors and to be honest, I'd pull my teeth out trying to figure out and remember what each color needs to be cured at. For me, 350 for a 15 minute cycle, and in my over that is 21 minutes due to heat up times, works for everything, I have tried every new paint I get with the throw onto the concrete floor test, not simply drop but I throw a painted head against the floor after the cure cycle is done to see if there is any chips, still haven't had any issues.
  10. Boss powder paints

    I preheat in a frying pan on a hot plate.
  11. Avid bass tackle

    I ordered several different types of blanks (glide baits, rats, swim baits, cranks) from Avid, around 2 months ago. I received them quickly. I only ordered items that were in stock. The blanks were very good quality. Avid is one of the few places I have been able to find larger blanks.
  12. really need some help

    so I took a break from lure crafting bc of this issue and I'm gonna try one more time what and how do I get the material that is used for the collapsible frogs?? I'm assuming some type of vynl
  13. Hunting for a specific mold

    Very similar to do its trokar jig
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  15. Ice rod winding check

    try the hardware store for washers for your faucets, some are really small
  16. Boss powder paints

    Smalljaw do you heat your jigs initially with the toaster oven or do you use a heat gun? The website says not to use a heat gun, thats where i thought i made the mistake. Possible that the jigs did not get hot enough all throughout the jig for the paint to adhere properly.
  17. Hunting for a specific mold

    If you have any heads a pic would be nice.
  18. I’m building a custom jigging rod with a SKSS real seat and my blank butt is 5mm the smallest winding check I can find is 7mm ID what’s the best way to build up the blank to fit, any help will be appreciated... thank you
  19. Printed Bags Contact: Vivian Fong very helpfull and quick reply to mails.
  20. Boss powder paints

    If you are baking your jigs in a toaster oven you will need an oven thermometer to check the temp. My current toaster oven is set at 325 and the temp is actually 354, my old one I had set at 385 to get 350. I do my jigs at 350 for 15 minutes and I've used BOSS jig armor powder and had no issues, but here is the thing, when I say 15 minutes at 350, the temp of the oven hits 350 before that time begins. I don't just set my oven and put the jigs in for 15 minutes, my oven takes a hair under 4 minutes to reach 350 degrees, so I add 4 minutes to my cure time so I actually put my jigs in and set the timer to 21 minutes, 4 minutes for the oven to reach temp, 2 minutes for the jigs to start getting warm and then 15 minutes of a cure cycle. I also do as Mark does, and that is after the cycle my jigs sit in the oven with the door cracked to cool down for 20 minutes before I remove them, I don't know if that helps but I know that I can throw my jig against the concrete floor in my shop and the paint won't chip.
  21. tuning balsa crank bait

    On standard size bass baits I use Malin .041” diameter soft temper stainless from McMaster-Carr, and move down to .032” for very small baits. “Safety wire”, annealed and soft temper all mean the same thing. Easy to bend accurately with hand tools and strong enough to hold up in fishing. I started using it for line ties in balsa baits to avoid breaking the finish on the nose of the baits. Now I use it for everything. Soft brass wire was the original wire used in a lot of early balsa baits and is similar but slightly softer per diameter, and I prefer stainless because it won't tarnish. A 1/4 lb spool costs less than $10 and will do quite a few baits.
  22. Basstackle Giant 10 inch swimbaits mold

    Basstackle giant swimbait mold 10 inches long 2 inches wide,great pike musky striper bait sells new 199 ill take 160 with free shipping paypal friends and family
  23. do it Bigfoot Frog Molds 4.5 inch and 3.5 inch

    4.5 inch bigfoot I have 2 left at 40.00 each, free shipping paypal friends and family also have 4 of the 3.5 inch bigfoot frog molds for 30.00 each
  24. Do it Croaker frog molds 4 inch

    have 6 of the do it croaker 4 inch molds for 40.00 each free shipping,save big paypal friends and family
  25. i have 8 of the do it croaker 4 inch frog molds,read the ads,its there

  26. Boss powder paints

    Jason, Actually, it doesn't matter at all how the jig gets to temperature, only that it gets hot enough. Sometimes, if the jig is not clean, the scale will prevent proper adhesion. In the end, I do pretty much as Mark does and the Protec I also use works great. I have a couple of other brands, but they are not sold now.
  27. Hunting for a specific mold

    Hey guys I am looking for a specific mold. Simply it's a 1/2 oz jig head, not a round or football style and not an arkie. No indentions to put eyes in. The jig was made by the now (out of business) Knuckle Down Lures. If it's a Do-it mold, I can't find it. I'm willing to have a mold made. I looked on CNC molds but they will not copy a jig head if it's a current production model. And I get that. That would be wrong anyway. If it's in production I would just buy one. So if you guys come up with any ideas, let me know. Thanks Ron
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