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  1. Kasilofchrisn

    Florist’s Wire

    I don't make bass jigs but mostly very large saltwater jigs. I use ss aircraft wire that comes in a cardboard cannister and comes out a hole in the top. Not sure how many feet are in one but it lasts a long long time. Then I use a Clamptite tool to secure the skirts. Not sure if it would work on those tiny bass jigs but a single wrap using the Clamptite works awesome on my saltwater jigs. https://clamptitetools.com/
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    Wire size for lake trout inline?

    My dad just bought a cabin on a lake north of us a ways. We tried fishing the Lake Trout this lake is known for and did OK. Especially considering this was our first time fishing Lakers in the summertime. Caught some decent fish and lost some bigger ones. My dad found some old spinners in his tackle box that did real well then were lost to the deep. So I ordered the parts to replicate them. Ordered several sizes so I can experiment. These will have #3 and #4 french blades. 10# Lakers here are fairly common and fish of 50#-60#+ are know to be in this lake. It also hosts some big burbot and grayling. Knowing this is .035 wire going to be enough or should I opt for .041? I can do up to .041 on my Hagen's and my Twistech. Here's a pic of my biggest catch of the weekend 27" and roughly 8#.
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    Inline Spinners and paint or coloring.

    Powder painting is easy and relatively cheap. Plus it is very durable. Moreso than the paint you use now and as Cadman said no sanding required. Just file any rough edges. Baking in a toaster oven cures the paint so it holds up really well. Plating while doable is not an easy process to do right. Plus you will likely need to copper plate then plate in silver. There are acid baths and plating solutuons you have to make. Plus buying the copper and silver. Much easier and cheaper to buy them already plated.
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    Best Bender?

    You can't make that on a Hagen's. I believe you can on a Twistech. I own both benders and although I like them both I am starting to like my twistech more. Hagen's does make a additional bender to make the middle loop like that but it's $100 itself. The lure end bends are best made with round nose and nesting pliers.
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    Bulk powder paint

    I use Cadmans white for the base coat on most of my jigs. Great paint at a great price. I also order 1# containers of super glow paints and uv blast from Tj's tackle Powder by the pound, Columbia coatings, and Rosie's are good also.
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    Jig mold suppliers

    I own fishing molds from the following: Do-It Hilts Lil Mac Shawn Collins Customs CNC Molds-N-stuff Fishing weight moulds(in England) The sinker shop(eBay store) Herters Penn sport C. Palmer Do-It does have the biggest selection. Some of the mold manufacturers are no longer in business. I think I am up to 120 molds in my shop right now. Custom is the only real way to go for my bigger saltwater stuff. Although it seems there would be more options out there, there really isn't. Especially in the price range of a Do-It mold.
  7. For pressing my foil on I use some carpet scraps placed in a wood workers vice. One piece on each side. I use some carpet with a thick knapp and it works great. Close the vice as hard as I can around the jig. I leave the forceps on in the press as my jigs are hot when I do it. Once tight I can immediately remove it then tear off the foil plastic cover. Looks just like it was vac sealed on. Every other jig or so I try to fluff up the carpeting with my fingers just a bit. This E-tex sounds like too much work for me though. You wait 8 hours for it to get tacky before foil application? Them clear coat again over that? Then again I am strictly doing lead jigs and my foil bonder works great for that. I paint on as thin a coat as I possibly can then heat with my heat gun, apply foil, and into the carpet lined vice. Then clearcoat with D2T or Alumi-UV.
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    Powder Paint with Badger Gun on Spoons

    When I do Ice blades I have the same issue. Cadman suggested after painting and before curing to wipe off the overspray with some Lacquer thinner. It works good and my blades end up shiny as new on the back. I use a q-tip for small ice blades but for spoons a cotton ball or rag dipped in the lacquer thinner would likely be better.
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    Jig Hanging Rack For Curing

    My setup is a bit different. But then again so are many of my jigs. For small jigs I use the racks from TJ's tackle and an adjustable temp heat gun for heating. But I do make a lot of bigger saltwater jigs. These jigs can go from 1 ounce up to 48 ounce though 4 oz- 24oz are the most common. Many are slab type jigs with an eyelet on each end with a hook added later. I have a double rack oven. I preheat in the oven set at 500*f. Then I grab them with my Homemade ss hook tool and dip in my powder paint. Often a white basecoat is put on first then a dip in the primary color. Accent colors go on with a powder paint airbrush amd they get a final dip in UV blast. All on one heat. I guess the big jigs hold enough heat for this. Small jigs would need a reheat. Then I hang to cool until I have the jigs done I needed to make. I have hooks in my oven made from sinker slide wires. The smaller loop hangs on the oven racks and I open the loop on the bigger side wider than normal and dispose of the plastic slider part. I can hang 14 smaller say 4oz-10oz jigs vertically from the upper rack. For the longer jigs they hang horizontally one hook on each end of the jig and I can get 7 on each rack for 14 total this way. These jigs can be 10.5" long so this works well. Then I set my oven at 450*f in the convection setting to cure for 30 minutes. 450* because that puts my actual oven temp close to 400* and ~ 30 minutes gives them a full 20 minutes at the 400* as my oven is usually cold to start with. Like I said though this method is mainly for longer bigger jigs than the average person would make.
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    Jig Hanging Rack For Curing

    Yes as was said you must have a EIN with the feds and pay your 10% Advertising on the internet is the easiest way to get caught if you're not paying. There is no hobby level or kids level everyone who sells tackle must pay quaterly using form 720. Also just so you know this site isn't for tackle sales but to learn how to make your own tackle.
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    Powder Paint Guns Vs. Fluidized Beds

    Good advice Smalljaw. Also I use less than 3psi. Usually around one or even lower. Works for me that way. And yes you have to shake them up once in awhile or they can stop flowing.
  12. I use the Kingsley foils off of eBay. I set my heat gun to ~350*-400*f and as soon as I feel I have hit the 325*f my foil binder needs to work I apply the foil and put it in my carpet lined vise. After it cools just a bit I open the vise and peel off the plastic. I have not seen any evidence of heat causing issues with my foil.
  13. Yes I have no idea if my foil binder will stick to Etex. But I do not use Etex anyway. What I do is cast and clean the jig. Then apply as little foil adhesive as possible with a brush. I really do mean as little as possible while still covering the entire jig. Then I heat the jig while holding with hemostats. I usually have my heat gun heat setting dialed in to between 350*f and 400*f and use the higher fan setting. Once it's hot I apply the precut foil and place between carpet scraps in the vice. Tighten the vice down good and hard. Then I remove and peel off the foil plastic leaving just the foil. I touch up the edges with silver metallic rc car paint. Then Once dry I airbrush createx accent colors. Once dry again I add the one and only clearcoat which is currently Alumi UV. It is cured in my UV light box for 20 minutes or so. This method works great for me on foiled lead jigs. Certainly use what works for you!
  14. If you read that entire thread you will see I found a way that works for lead jigs and does not require a heat press. A woodworkers vice, some carpet remnants and a plumbers torch. Not exactly another machine. Now the binder I use would not work on plastics as it requires heating to 325*f to work once it is applied. I don't really use plastic lures much if at all so that isn't a biggie for me. I have had people tell me they have had luck using the same foil as me and some Super 77 spray adhesive. But I haven't personally tried it. It is very very thin so should work well for that though. I think the wood workers vise was $22 the foil is fairly cheap at roughly $4 for a roll 3" x 100' with lots of color and pattern options. I would have to look again to remember the adhesive price but I think it was $35 for enough for many hundreds of jigs. As I recall I had enough materials to do hundreds of jigs all told for around $70 including the vice which was a one time purchase. Just throwing another method out there that works great for me and didn't cost me too much $ overall.
  15. I have never used super 90. At work we always use Super 77 spray ashesive from 3M which is good stuff. Here's a link to a thread on how I accomplish foiling a jig with holographic foil. This method work well and isn't that difficulr. The foil is extremely thin and looks great. http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/topic/27948-how-to-foil-a-jig-like-this/