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Jeff Hahn

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  1. I used the 3/8" size from Jann's. No problem bending the wire, but still quite heavy duty. https://www.jannsnetcraft.com/plug-parts/310311.aspx
  2. Never saw a jig, let alone an ice jig, like those. Is that what you use to catch the famous Bill Engvall Dork Fish!
  3. This is what I use. https://www.lurepartsonline.com/Wire-Weedguard
  4. Exactly what I do and have never had a weedguard pull out. Make sure to use the super glue GEL, as the liquid will wick up the weedguard and cause problems.
  5. I've used Aaron Martens method with very good results. Here's another method that yo can use on the fly in your boat.
  6. Most companies that use that design have their hooks manufactured with a couple flat spots where the plastic sits. That helps keep the plastic keeper in place. I suspect that the hook is placed in a mold and the plastic injected around the hook shaft.
  7. A buddy of mine used to own Ohio Pro Lure. He used a piece of clear tubing to create a quick change feature on his Max Series Spinnerbaits.
  8. I always glue the fiber guards into the jighead after the head is poured. Since I am going to trim the weed guard anyway, I glue the non-fused end into the jighead. Before applying the glue (Loctite Super Glue Gel) necessary, I do a test fit. If necessary, I will pull out one or two of the fibers to get a perfect fit. Once the glue has dried, I use small side cutters to trim off the fused end.
  9. I recently bought a 3/4, 1, and 1 1/2 ounce cavity Sparkie mold from Jann's. They list them as "available for order." Which means that they don't carry them in stock but will order one for you. I had mine in 10 days.
  10. I took all of your advice and stayed away from the HF powder paint.
  11. Like Munkin said, I think it's probably the weedguard more than the hook. After the weedguard bends a number of times it gets more flexible than when it was new. Also, the weedguard material might be absorbing a tiny bit of water into the material, causing it to have more flex.
  12. I would bet that's a custom made jig head.
  13. Any problems with Harbor Freight Powder Paint? Does it work in a fluid bed as well as Pro-Tec or as well as Jann’s brand? It’s certainly less expensive than those other brands.
  14. You are correct about the original blades being thinner than the blades that you can buy from lure parts suppliers. I've looked for thinner aftermarket blades without success. But, I don't think that's a major problem in terms of running depth. I would think that the shallow running is primarily a result of too much water resistance on the blade or reeling too fast for the depth you want the bait to run. One thing you might do is use a reel with a lower gear ratio to help combat you (and my) tendency to reel too fast. I have recently been using a 6.4:1 reel, but have caught more fish when using a lower gear ratio reel, which I'm going back to this year. Personally, I want the blade as close to the head as I can get it when I reel fast. This makes the blade bang on the head much more and wear grooves in the head. This makes the bait "hunt" and gives it the erratic action that Mark pointed out, above.
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