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Foil or lure tape?

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Starting to get into speed jigs and other jigs. First mold will be the frs-4a flutter jig. So I see some people just use powder paint. I was wondering if anyone use foil or lure tape and which one they like best. Also do you buy wire forms or make you own? If you make your own what size wire do you use.

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I use wireforms and precut lure tape when availabe.

Otherwise I put some glitter in my D2L epoxy and overcoat after I cured the powder paint.

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Depends on how many jigs your making.

If your making a few thousand you might save a few cents each making your own wires and maybe it's worth your time? maybe?

But personally I prefer to buy them.

So much easier and saving a couple cents each isn't worth my time trying to make them.

My favorite ones are made using a 3D holographic foil.

I posted a tutorial on how I make mine using foil awhile back. A search of this site should find it.

You'll have to buy some special materials. And it's more involved. But I personally like the look of them.

Do they outfish plain powder coated jigs?

Being as fish species and behavior can vary I'd say the jury's still out on that one.

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