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Jig and Bucktail Making

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How many of you guys pour and paint your own jigheads and bucktails?

 

Ive done my own weights for years and last year started pouring and powder coating my own jigs. I love catching fluke on something Ive done.

 

Ive hand tied all my own fluke rigs for years as well.

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been tying my own for years. lose WAY too many in the sticky stuff to not

 

You aren't kidding! I go through jigs and rigs like a smoker through a bundle of dope

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Do my own here also just picked up a couple fluid beds for powder painting and the quality has went way up.Sorry I didn't buy them sooner.

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I made my own fluid beds out of pvc and air nozzle.. Also picked up a small toaster oven to bake the paint on

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I dip mine in the fluid bed as soon as I pour them and then hang them and the pair cures pretty good that way.Usually have someone there to dip as I pour.

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I used 3" pvc...a male end and female end. Also 2 2" piece plus a knockout. DrilledDrilled a hole in the coffeebottom and ran a fishtank hose through it. Use a airator for air. I used coffee filter between the male and female pvc...and thats a fluid bed. Make sure u use a air regulator to adjust flow of air into pvc

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I do bucktails up to eight ounces and bank sinkers up to eighteen ounces. This past year I delved into making swing-hooks in addition to the standard fixed hook design. Also make my own teasers.

 

Quite addicting once you get up and running and certainly results in a higher catch when you are no longer skittish about fishing the sticky stuff!

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How big of a pump? I tried to make one using 3" pvc and aquarium pump, but just can't get enough air flow/pressure. Going to try using a small compressor and bigger air lines. You got any pics of the 3" fluid bed setup? Maybe I'm just,doing something wrong in my design...

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Here are a couple I made in the shop....

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great set up!

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Here is a pic of the fluid bed I tried to make. Am I doing something wrong in the design? Going to try a bigger pump to see if that works.

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Is there bottom cap or do you have it sealed a differant way? You need a flow regulator to adjust the paint so it boils slowly like a witches cauldrin.

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Just finished the first small run of the year. They will get better.

Just poured.

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Sizes 1 1/2oz through 3oz

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powder coated with the fluid bed and now baking...

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All dressed up awaiting some warm weather and water...

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Also did a small run of my " hip hoppers" :) basically an ear ball with a swinging hook and teaser. here they are painted and baking.

3oz to 8oz

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Nice, I have been making them during the dead winter months for the last couple years here is what i have been making.

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Great Jigs!

 

Im looking for someone to tie me up some siwash bucktail dressed teasers if you happen to know of anyone??

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