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  1. Although it would be less expensive to paint on eyes, I like stick on eyes. Since I sell my jigs, I don't think my painting skills would make my jigs look good. I like my jigs to look perfect and by applying stick on eyes, this works for me. However, for my own personal use, I don't use any eyes on my jigs. I never found that to be detrimental to my fish catching ability. Eyes on a jig to many fishermen is a big selling point.
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    under spins

    You don't have to mod the mold at all, just make a longer leg, that comes out of the belly of the mold. You have a PM.
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    under spins

    I pour the Do-It underspins which my wife uses with the standard clip and a willow blade. She uses a Berkley havoc as a trailer. She catches a lot of fish on it when the bass are chasing. So I don't know what the issues is. You can make your own wireform, with a longer leg and pour it that way.
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    clear flash

    Flashabou, is a plastic like material that comes in many colors. Type in flashabou in Google and you will find many suppliers.
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    3 d printer

    Well this is very new to me. I will have to see if our 3d printer has this capability. Thank You for all the info.
  6. Mark, I have also experienced when using Loc-tite gel on my jigs, that it has an adverse effect on my powder painted jigs. I recall putting my 3d eyes with loc-tite gel on my jig and the powder paint started to get soft. It seemed like the gel was softening the paint making it almost gooey. From that time on I haven't used it since for eyes. I'll have to re-visit this again sometime.
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    3 d printer

    Well that is good to know. Thanks for the info.
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    3 d printer

    I am assuming you "Got one myself recently as well) are referring to a 3d printer? If so I did not think you could print flexible material with those.
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    pouring pot

    Thanks for the in-depth review
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    3 d printer

    Well that is an ingenious idea. A bit pricey but beats making your own.
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    3 d printer

    I have never heard of stencils done on a 3d printer. At work we use the 3d printer to build actual 3d parts so we can have a working prot-type. This proto-type is used for form, fit and function. We also have a "Cricuit" cutter, which we use to make profiles of car, head and various other types of gaskets. I think the "Cricuit cutter can easily be used to make stencils. You take or draw your image and the machine cuts the profile for you. Like Vodkaman said, you will need to obtain a cad package and then learn how to use it. Making the image is the easy part learning the cad software will be more of a challenge. Good Luck.
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    clear flash

    Are you referring to flashabou? BTW welcome to TU.
  13. Have you checked Shorty's and Captain Hook?
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    pouring pot

    I didn't think of that as I have the older one. Will normal Do-It molds fit under the new pot? Also if I am correct, is the new one digital? If so how do you like it, and how well does it pour?
  15. I will give this a try, especially for eyes, which would eliminate the need for epoxy. If I happen to put on too much and it oozes out, does Zap a Gap dry clear?
  16. Basseducer, I use rubber gloves when I was using Loc-Tite. What I did find was that if I put a small fan on the jigs while they were drying, I didn't get the white powder. I think I heard that from the hardbaits forum. The fan is blowing air on the loct-tite as the chemical flashes off leaving it without any powder. However I do not want to screw around with that, so I don't do that process anymore.
  17. There a lot of things that work. For you guys that use zap a gap or Loc-tite Gel Glue, do you get any white powdery residue after it dries? I used to use Loc-Tite gel for weedguards, and would always have white powder residue around the weedguard hole and up the weedguard strands. If this is still the case, then I'm sure there would be white residue around the eye socket as well.
  18. Normans, This is what I use: #2 Duo-lock Snap #2 Split Ring For the hooks, I use Eagle Claw EL 2706. The reason being is these hooks have a bigger hook eye, that lets the split ring move freely in there. In the 1/4 oz a 4/0 will fit, in the 3/8 oz a 5/0 will fit and in the 1/2 oz a 5/0 and a 6/0. These are very heavy strong hooks.
  19. Normans, BTW welcome to TU. Give me about and hour, and I will get you the split ring size and snap lock size that I use . Just and FYI, You can use whatever you want. On the blades, I've only seen them in one size, with and without bubbler holes. However I remeber seeing a blade for a musky chatter that was bigger, but don't remember where. You can get the blades, split rings, lock snaps and blade decals from LPO.
  20. SPJ-3-ATK Do-It Trokar Pro Swim Jig Mold. Pour without the weedguard and use one split ring and you're good to go. The completed bait would look similar to the attached pic below. If you have any questions about the construction feel free to ask.
  21. Clear Nail polish. Hard As Nails
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    matzuo hooks

    I have had the same experience as smalljaw. Matzuo hooks had very poor quality (ie. breaking) and many bad hooks just not bent correctly in every 100 pack count. On the other hand I do like the LiL' Nasty hooks, and I think they are much stronger than Matzuo.
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    Jig colors

    I use Imgur as a picture hosting site. There are many out there. Post your pics on a site and then copy links and paste here. It's pretty simple .
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    matzuo hooks

    I was looking for Matzuo's a little while ago, and was told that they were out of business. Have not found a replacement that looks like them. Going to look into using Eagle Claw "Lil Nasty" hooks.
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