Jeff Hahn

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  1. Jeff Hahn

    do it mold questions

    The Sparkie head is wider and flatter than the Arkie head. I have no experience with the "s"hed.
  2. Jeff Hahn

    Wire Weed Guard help

    Update: Mustang Wire makes these weedguards. I spoke with a guy at Mustang Wire today. He can make the weedguard I want in a longer version, but the minimum order is 10,000. I don't need that many! And, the cost for making me just 1000 is far to much to justify. And, he would not just sell me 50 feet of the twisted wire so that I could make my own. But, after doing some begging, he is sending me a couple feet of the twisted cable that these weedguards are made from so I can make my own. I'll just have to use it very sparingly.
  3. Jeff Hahn

    Wire Weed Guard help

    I've used the plastic coated cable on some jigs that I only use when fishing rocks. And, it works great for that application. But, at the length I want, It's not going to be stiff enough to work well. The stand guard cable guard works fine on up to a 4/0 jig hook. But, it's just a tad short when using it on a 5/0 hook, which is what I want to use.
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    Wire Weed Guard help I use this wire weed guard on the jigs that I fish around vegetation. They are 1 1/2 inches long, which is just a tad short when I use a 5/0 hook. Does anyone have an idea where I might find a wire weedguard like this only longer? I could make my own, but don't know where I could get the same twisted type cable.
  5. Jeff Hahn

    First Time Hair Jig

    Barlow's, Janns Netcraft, or Lure Parts Online will have all of the materials that you need. A pic of the jigs that you're trying to duplicate would help us give you more specific info. One thing about making hair jigs..."less is more." That is, people tend to use way too much hair when starting to make hair jigs. I'm as guilty as anyone on that count. Less hair gives far more action.
  6. Jeff Hahn

    Best epoxy for clear coating jig heads

    When I power coat, I never have to coat the heads with anything else. Instead, just bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. The paint won't ever come off.
  7. Jeff Hahn

    Need a line tie when jig fishing

    I bought a pack of the swivels that I linked above. I got to try them out over the last two days when fishing a swim jig in pads and grass up here on Georgian Bay. FYI - They work fantastic!
  8. Jeff Hahn

    Jackhammer Heads

    The Do-It Sparkie head is about as close as you can get without having a custom mold made.
  9. Jeff Hahn

    Need a line tie when jig fishing

    I thought about the tie-able wire. But, I've never used it so I don't know if it would fit my needs or not or how well it works. The Spro swivels that I ordered arrived yesterday. It looks like they are going to work great.
  10. Jeff Hahn

    Need a line tie when jig fishing

    Thanks for the help.
  11. Jeff Hahn

    Bladed Jig head recommendation ???

    A narrower head would probably allow more side to side movement of the blade. If that's what you want, then I'd go with the Arkie head. On my baits, I want the blade banging the head.
  12. Jeff Hahn

    Bladed Jig head recommendation ???

    A Sparkie jighead is what you want, if you want the blade banging on the head. I think that Do-It makes two Sparkie molds. Do-It makes a weedless Sparkie mold, too. But the head looks a little narrower at the front that the non-weedless Sparkie mold.
  13. Jeff Hahn

    Need a line tie when jig fishing

    There is a very healthy largemouth population where I fish in Georgian Bay, Ontario. The problem is that there are a lot of pike, too. I get tired of losing jigs to toothy little pike. So, last year I started using a plastic coated wire leader on my jigs. It didn't affect my catch rate or the size of largemouth that I caught at all. I make my own leaders. Instead of using a snap on the end that attaches to the jig, I attach the leader permanently using a leader sleeve. The problem is on the other end of the leader where I tie my line. Last year, I used a split ring. The problem is that the split ring catches a lot of weeds, ruining the presentation. So, I tried a barrel swivel. It was better, but not by much. So, I'm looking for an alternative. Here's the best option I've found. I know these will still catch some grass. But, I bet a whole lot less than the split ring or barrel swivel. Anyone have any experience with these heavy duty swivels? I wonder if the smallest one, 150 pound test, will be too big? Thanks for any help you can offer!
  14. Jeff Hahn

    Opening Hook Eyes for Chatter Blades

    This is how I make 90% of my vibrating jigs. But, I made a few weedless vibrating jigs using an Arkie mold and wanted a shorter hook so the weedguard would work. I used a regular 60 degree Mustad jig hook and had to open the eye to attach the blade.
  15. Jeff Hahn

    Opening Hook Eyes for Chatter Blades

    I laid the hook across a vice and then used a punch to open the eye. In my experience, lighter "taps" with a hammer worked much better than hard "blows." I tried the hard "blows" on the first couple hooks. But, given that hooks are made of such hardened material, I shattered the eye on a couple hooks before I backed off.