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  1. Where are Victory Hooks made? Thanks, Pete
  2. Thanks, Mark! I was thinking that they might, but I have experimented with scrounger heads and I was not impressed. They don’t seem to give the hair/feathers the kind of action that I hoped they would. Pete
  3. I see that Tremor jigs seem to be getting somewhat popular. I was wondering whether you guys have tried to hair jigs with the Tremor jig head. I know that they were designed for plastics, but I thought they might be good hair jigs. I intend to tie some to see how they work, but it will be a while before I get around to that. Thanks, Pete
  4. Looks like the Peak vise that I have. I have had mine for years, and I REALLY like it! Pete
  5. I did a bit of an experiment - I tried using a lighter weight aluminum and that worked fine!!! The lighter aluminum foil was MUCH easier to remove - even after it has paint on it and the paint is cured. THANKS Cadman and Jigmen for the input! Pete
  6. Cadman, I have attached a swivel to one of the rings, soI can’t remove the swivel. When I dip it in my fluid bed the paint will cover the swivel, unless the swivel is protected. Some of the earball lures are big (22 oz or larger), but I also have smaller earballs (1/5 oz). I just want to avoid clogging the swivel with paint. Thanks, Pete
  7. I am in the process of trying to paint earball lures. I have attached a swivel to one of the rings and I want to avoid getting it messed up with paint. I have tried two methods- 1- w,rapping the swivel with high temperature tape.- the type of tape used on furnaces. However, the tape leaves a sticky residue. I am going to try a couple of ideas to clean off the residue. I will keep you guys posted. 2- I have also wrapped the swivel wi.th aluminum foil. I also tried this previously, but I used heavy duty foil and it was a pain in the but to add AND to remove (the paint kind of made it a pain. Anyone else have any ideas? i did a little experiment today and I will keep you guys posted. Thanks, Pete
  8. Thanks for the input! I finally found some reviews on the Du-Bro Pro - there were a couple on Amazon - and they were not good. For now at least, I will stick with the Hagen's bender that I have. Heck, I have been so tied up with other stuff (work), that I really haven't had time in a while to do anything with tackle making! However, this was in the back of my mind. Pete
  9. Thanks Smalljaw. Actually, there is a deluxe model - even pricier at $420 - that will do up to .050 wire. That actually leads me to another question - will it do .051 wire? I have been thinking about this for a while, but work keeps getting in the way:) I am thinking about using this to make inserts for large jigs. Pete
  10. I have a Hagen’s wire bender, but the Du-Bro EZ Twist Pro looks like it MIGHT be an improvement over the Hagen’s. Has anyone used the Du-Bro EZ Twist Pro in either the basic model or the deluxe version? I have been thinking about getting it, butt I don’t see any reviews, nor have I seen it mentioned on tackle making sites. Thanks, Pete
  11. I have the Hagen's tool and it is pretty good on .041 wire, but with the .051 wire it is a bit of a pain. Does anyone have any experience with the DuBro tool? Thanks, Pete
  12. Thanks! I will let you know how it goes. I am not worried about having them shiny, I just want to get a good paint job on them. I was concerned that with the oxidation, the powder might not leave a good coat. Pete
  13. Thanks! I am going to try the vinegar treatment. I will keep you posted. pete
  14. I should know this, but it has never happened to me before. A wjile ago - probably 8 months or so - I poured some jigs and I was going tompaint them like I usually do. Unfortunately, I have not had any time to work on them, because I got REALLY busy in my job. Now I have a bunch of jigs sitting around where the lead is a bit discolored because of oxidation. Should these be cleaned before I paint them? If so, how can I clean them? Thanks, Pete P.S. BTW, is it my imagination, or have there been changes on this site? I have not been here in quite a while.
  15. Thanks! I agree about getting the lid back on properly - that is what cost me my first can of KBS. pete
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