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  1. I use the U-40 cork sealer on my rods & they have held up great. I've used it for 2 seasons now & cork still looks good. To clean the cork before applying I used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser with water & the cork cleaned up very nicely.
  2. My bender is not currently mounted so I can't post a pic. All I did was drill 2 holes through my computer desk (old desk) that lined up with the holes in the base of the bender & made sure that there was enough room for the bottom handle to make a complete 360 degree turn without hitting the underside of the desk. I only have it bolted down while I'm bending wire then remove it to make room to do other things.
  3. Yes, you make the loop using the bottom handle. First you make the "R" bend then flip it over to bend it the other way. The wrapping of the wire around the shaft is done at the top part of the bender.
  4. If you don't mind using powder paint then use the Pro Tec "Candy Yellow" it's refered to as anti-freeze by the guys that do their own walleye jigs. Using a white base coat makes it stand out nice.
  5. I use the Hagen's wire form tool with the conversion kit for bending the larger .051" wire. It cost more than the Boggs but you can bend more different types of forms.
  6. Zib

    Custom Lead Mold

    Here's some that Do-it sells. You can use a dremel to place the line/hook ties in different location if you want. http://do-itmolds.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=1_9_57
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    Reusing Jigs?

    I melt down the old jigs that I snag while jigging the Detroit River for musky. I use my cast iron pot instead of my Lee pot because I don't want my Lee pot to get clogged with paint, rust etc. I use the side burner on my BBQ grill.
  8. Has anyone had any issues using M-F salt water plastic? I’m new to making soft plastic lures & I plan on making some soft plastics for musky/pike jigging & want soft plastic that is durable & will hold up to teeth the best. Is the M-F Salt Water plastic a good choice or is there better soft plastic out there? I’ve done a search in the forums but can’t seem to find the answer I’m looking for so I apologize if I’m asking a questions that already been answered. Thanks
  9. In addition to the places listed above: Hagen's Moore's Lures Lakeland Inc.
  10. I use 2 curved hemostats when powder painting my walleye jigs. I use 1 to heat the jig over the heat gun then use the other to clamp onto the eye of the hook & dip it in my fluid bed.
  11. Thursday night I made up 5 bucktails to use Friday morning on Lake St. Clair. I ended up using 2 of them & caught fish on both , including my first musky (48") of the 2009 season. I was fishing by myself without a musky net so the pictures suck because I couldn't get the self-timer to work. Here's the lure that caught it. MY buddy named it "Big Sexy" because he caught his first of the season on the same color & style that another friend made. Here's a couple of several LM that were caught on the bucktails as well.
  12. Using those rain gutter sleeves is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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    heat gun ?

    I have a Chicago Electric that I bought at Harbor Frieght for $16.99. I use it for powder painting & other things around the house & garage. After a year of use it still works fine. If you are using it for powder painting make sure you get one that can stand up by itself so that your hands are free for other things.
  14. I like the action on that thing. About 15 years ago I bought a jig very simular to that one. The only difference was the one I had the lip was narrower & the jig itself was lighter & painted. The one I bought came with a curly tail rigged on it. I don't ever remember using it though. I may still have it in my old tackle box that's burried in my basement. If I remember I'll look for it & post a picture if I find it. BTW, have you ever seen a Scrounger Head?
  15. A football jig should basically work like the jig you have pictured. You could also modify a football head mold to get that shape.
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