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Does any one else make ice lures?
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Posted 06 July 2003 - 07:42 AM
I love ice fishing and am currently making about 30 different lures. I would like to exchange ideas,tips,etc.
Posted 06 July 2003 - 10:57 PM
Never Ice fished but Ive painted a bunch of the jigs . I like painting them .
Posted 06 July 2003 - 11:09 PM
It's been many years since I've ice fished, but I do make the spoons, mostly nickel plated, soldered to a hook. I use them jigging for panfish in the summer. I will sometimes add a little glow in the dark paint, and a marabou dressed trailer hook. Crappies & perch love them, even when there's no ice!
Occasionally I'll get an order for ice flies, but last order was a few years ago.
Posted 07 July 2003 - 02:07 AM
I ice fish 'cause I'm too crazy to quit when the water freezes. I do make jigs and spoons too. I like the one you've used as an avitar pic.
Posted 07 July 2003 - 11:23 AM
Do you buy molds to make your own or make the molds yourself?
Posted 07 July 2003 - 01:23 PM
I make the molds myself. I carved several styles from wood. The plan was to make a prototype lure and then make a more durable mold from that. So far I've been happy with the wooden molds, I can usually get 50- 100 lures from the mold before it cracks, or burns out. For my own use this has been satisfactory. I plan to get some better molds made after the fishing season slows down .
You can see some of my spinners, in the gallery, or even my avatar was made this way, but I haven't done any photos of my jigs and spoons yet.
I make a big swim jig for casting and jigging, and a big snootie type jighead for river fishing. Also a shad spoon (slab), that wiggles like crazy with a single hook bucktail attached with a spit ring.
Posted 01 October 2003 - 11:16 PM
If you are serious about making ice jigs find a centrifugical spincasting company that has stock molds.They can spin you thousands of jigs in a days time.Pretty cheaply to.
I used to own a company that did this.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 09:19 PM
Here's some little fishjigs. I made the mold froma blank Do-it frame.
Posted 03 October 2003 - 02:58 PM
You mean lakes freeze? Sorry has to be a S/A in every crowd. But I did see some ice around thge banks last year.