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  2. Ice rod winding check

    try the hardware store for washers for your faucets, some are really small
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  4. 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.
  5. Hunting for a specific mold

    If you have any heads a pic would be nice.
  6. 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
  7. Printed Bags

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  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 benfrank@charter.net
  11. 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 benfrank@charter.net also have 4 of the 3.5 inch bigfoot frog molds for 30.00 each
  12. 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 benfrank@charter.net
  13. i have 8 of the do it croaker 4 inch frog molds,read the ads,its there

  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. Boss powder paints

    I use Protec powder. I use a heat gun to get my jigs hot enough to dip in the powder to coat them, and then, when they've cooled enough to handle, I put them in my toaster oven and set it for 350 degrees. I let them cook for thirty minutes from the time I first turn the oven on, no preheat, and then, after the thirty minutes, I turn the oven off, wedge open the door slightly with a piece of aluminum scrap, and let them cool for another thirty minutes. The heads are hard, and I never have any chips.
  17. tuning balsa crank bait

    Try .032 Stainless Steel Safety Wire from Grainger. It’s a soft annealled wire which is is easy to bend, but not flimsy. Ive tried many wire sizes and types and often had the same problem you had with wire that is too stiff. Many guys prefer .035 wire, but I make wire harnesses for my baits which are placed between two halves of balsa. The smaller diameter wire allows for seamless mating of the two halves. I’ve never had or heard of any issues with the wire in my baits. I have also used it for twisted line and hook eyes epoxied into one piece balsa baits with no problems.
  18. Exhaust

    I built a three-sided box plus a top out of thin plywood that sits on top of a work bench. Installed a bathroom exhaust fan in the top. I ran the vent hose to a piece of wood that is sized so I can just open a window and place the wood in the opening. It just vents outside then. I'm not sure how thoroughly it works. My microwave for plastic melting fits inside and I can also put my lead pot inside.
  19. lurecolourstudio

    Hope it gets brought back online. Jonas is a super guy to work with and his stuff is top notch quality.
  20. Avid bass tackle

    Ordered a few blanks from there recently. No issues.
  21. Boss powder paints

    Hey guys i have a question about Boss powder paints....I purchased a few different colors for use on some jigs. I did a few test runs with the powder and found out that the paint chipped of the jigs very easily after a short time on the water. I used a heat gun for the initial application the baked in a toaster oven. I noticed on there web site after the fact that they recommend preheating the jigs in the toaster oven for 10 min at various temps.depending on the powder... then dipping them into the powder paint, and returning them to the toaster oven to finish. Does anyone have any feedback on best process for these powders? Thank you guys! Jason
  22. tuning balsa crank bait

    I use brass for a lot of my work, and any brass will be OK. But, for soft tempered stainless, let me offer the following excellent suggestion. https://www.mcmaster.com/#annealed-wire/=1b7sn9b Following this link and then looking or searching for the annealed wire should do it for you. PS, glad to have you on the site. We look forward to hearing from you.
  23. tuning balsa crank bait

    I am new to trying to make balsa crank baits and have used this forum extensively for info. When trying to tune my baits I damaged the lure because my twisted wire line tie is too rigid. Have read from this forum to use soft tempered stainless wire or dowels. I am glueing in some dowels as I write but can anyone tell me where to get soft tempered wire? Thanks! .
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  25. Best Keitech swimbait mold

    Just got the ES ripper and boy I'm digging it, I've yet to pour but I have other ES molds so I expect it to do well. I have a single cavity one from Bass that works great but it is a single and better priced than the ripper aluminum from do it, I got a 4.8 from them as well i am looking forward to pouring this bait,
  26. Printed Bags

    Is there a website am also looking to upgrade to pre printed barrier laminate bags. Would appreciate all the info i can get.
  27. lurecolourstudio

    I was wondering the same thing... closed for Christmas, then the whole site shut down.
  28. Yellow Perch

    Thank you Sir.
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