Jump to content

jigmeister

TU Member
  • Content Count

    214
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    4

jigmeister last won the day on May 23 2020

jigmeister had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

45 Excellent

About jigmeister

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 04/01/1975

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Just strip some plastic insulation off of an appropriate sized wire to use as a keeper . This was a tip I got from a guy who showed me how to make and fish " Matties" about a hundred years ago
  2. If you 've got access to some feature boa's they should work just fine . Probably really good for "Sexy " shad patterned flies
  3. The real" Maribou "feathers came from a stork in Africa that was just about hunted to extinction for it's feathers so importation was banned . The Maribou feathers sold today are actually turkey pin feathers from young turkeys? Whatever hair or feather material you want to try will probably work in a given situation . If the fish hit your jig / fly it is right . I bought an assortment of packaged , dyed maribou feathers for tying small jigs from Barlows tackle shop and they were pretty cheap really .
  4. I usually heat up the mold I'm going to using by setting it across the top of the lead pot while it's heating up .
  5. A lot of tackle supply websites will have life size charts for components . Try barlowstackle.com
  6. DDL , OK I think this must be what you're looking for square copper tubing with round hole click on link below : Hollow Conductor Tubing | High Purity Copper Tubing | S&W Magnet Wire (swwireco.com)
  7. Could you use aluminum tubing in place of copper ? You could drive a piece of round aluminum tubing inside a piece of square aluminum tubing if you could find two properly sized ID-OD to give you an "interference fit " otherwise you might glue them together . The two pieces of aluminum tubing combined would probably weight less than the copper tubing you're looking for and a lot cheaper as well . There is lots of different sized aluminum tubing available at hobby supply venders online or Ebay .
  8. Your line tie looks to be too low to get movement out the angled face on the bait . Have you tried experimenting moving the line tie up towards the middle of the diving lip (angled face ) ?
  9. Perfect for Black (hole) bass attacking anything that invades their Space .
  10. If you are just looking to take the shine off of the shiny lead jigheads to fish them and make them look more natural you can paint them with a permanent marker such as a black or brown sharpie . The paint job will rub off over time from rocks but if you bring the pen along you can touch up the bare spots . Not as good looking as paint but works surprising well in a pinch .
  11. One of the first copies I made I foiled and painted and sealed with 2 ton devcon . Water got in and the wood swelled and split the devcon outer coating . The joints really take a beating during casting when the lure hits the water and paint chipping will occur . If you're trolling the bait like Mr. Cole there is less of a chance of this happening . The way to seal the wood to prevent it soaking up water is to mix up mineral spirits and linseed oil and soak the lure blank overnight in this mixture . Take it out the next day and hang it up till dry then prime and paint with oil
  12. I have an original Allen Cole made version and the wood looks to be white like either pine or basswood ? I have made a few copies for myself out of red western cedar 1 1/2" closet rod
  13. From what I have heard hook manufacturers usually require a minimum number of custom hooks be ordered / purchased such as 10,000 . For most people it just isn't feasible .
  14. duct tape comes in about every color these days . I have stuck it to the blade and trimmed around the edges and it stays on great and rocks won't chip it off .
  15. I'm assuming you're throwing these on lighter line and so you wouldn't need to specifically use a "spinnerbait" hook which would open the door to a lot of other possibilities like short shank 2/0 fresh or salt water fly fishing hooks for example .
×
×
  • Create New...
Top