Production Jig Molds
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:09 PM
I was wondering if anyone knew of a place or someone that sells production jig molds other than the roundhead? I'm looking for the Ultra Minnow Jig & Walleye jig molds, both in 5/8 oz & 3/4 oz Do-it & other places I've been to only have production molds for roundhead jigs.
Here's what the jigs look like:
Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:33 AM
Zib, the time has come for you to consider custom. Many on this forum will agree with my suggestion. What you want might be allready on file and available.
But theres a long line in front of you for from scratch customs - my last set of SC molds took 6 months. But they were well worth waiting for.
Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:57 AM
Thanks for that link. Do you happen to know how much they charge? It doesn't appear that they have what I'm looking for but I'm sure they could make it for me. I did find another place that will make the molds & their prices start at $125 & usually take 2-3 weeks to get.
I'm not sure I want to spend that kind of $$$ when I'm only making them for myself & some friends. I could start selling jigs but not sure I would have that kind of time on my hands. I go through a lot of jigs in the spring when fishing for walleye on the Detroit River. I would just buy the Do-it molds that have multiple sizes in one mold but making one jig at a time can be time consuming.
Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:00 PM
SC prices are negotiable depending on design and # of molds in a set, and my prices of $140-160 six+ months ago may be dated. Haven't heard of Dragonfly molds, with only 2-3 weeks lead time might be a newer bizness. Although commercial hand pouring requires production molds, yes, you might be fine with a weekend of single pours requiring at most 1-1/2 hrs. per 100. But a good custom mold is an investment for life that will pay for itself many times over. Heck, you could blow that $ on a night out or a kids toy.
Posted 29 January 2008 - 04:26 PM
I've done business with Dragonfly Lures (Jigs), great guy!!!
Killing Time Tackle Co.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:28 AM
No, just unpainted jigs. I've bought a mold from Shawn C. & love it.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:10 PM
Shawn is great to work with, I 've had about a dozen molds made. My hook company change the angle of the eye just a litttle, Shawn fixed the molds!!!! Great service!!