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Jig Man

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  1. As you heat it up it will become clear and get pretty thick then it will thin out again. I like to cook it a minute at a time and take it out and stir it. When it gets pretty thin I add color and glitter and stir it up well before I shoot or pour. You really should read the sticky "Don'ts for newbies".
  2. Personally I will take aluminum molds every time. You can use them for years and they will look just like they did when you bought them.
  3. It works well. I have made several from it.
  4. I have had great success with JB fixing boo boos when modifying molds.
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    Bucktails

    No. You need to grip it tightly to the hook so it can not slide then put a few tight wraps to hold it. I'll bet smalljaw has a video that will show you how he does it. You might look him up on You tube.
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    Bucktails

    Don't try to put it all on at once. Make several wraps before putting the hair in. Only put about 1/3 of the hair on and do a couple of wraps to hold it in place, move around the hook a bit and put another third on and do a couple of wraps, move to the last open space and put the last third on and finish wrapping.
  7. Tighter clamp less injection pressure should stop flash
  8. I don't clean my molds unless they have some kind of residue on them. When I rarely clean them I spray them with a solution of alcohol and water then wipe them down with a cloth. But like I stated that is rare.
  9. I work in an unheated garage. I have a cheap electric hot plate. I have a metal sheet on top of it. When I start getting ready to pour I place my injectors and molds on the metal sheet and turn on the hot plate. By the time I get the plastic ready to inject everything is good and warm (sometimes too warm). BTW: I try to pour and shoot around 315 to 330, less chance of scorching.
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    Thread

    I have tied thousands of bucktail jigs and never had any issues. I don't have any special bobbins. The only thread that I use if flat waxed Danville because I tie so tight that I break anything else that I have tried.
  11. Just a few drops of heat stabilizer is all that is needed. Be careful mixing colors or the end result will be brown.
  12. I do mostly the same as Ted. I like to finish mine off after it cools with a coat of WD-40. Let it set for a while then wipe it off before I reheat the pot. I also take a small drill bit and gently work it with a pair of pliers into the drain hole and clean it out.
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    Tokyo rig

    Anyone got a contact on the wire used by VMC?
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