What type of metal and gauge wire do you use for making wire weed guards like on Eagle weedless hooks or Johnson weedless spoons? I'd love some weedless spoons that don't break the bank. (I thought I'd try rounding the end off a #5 willow blade with metal sheers and seeing if I could get a flutter out of it. If not I'll just buy blades from janns.) I see guys using 45lb Nylostrand on jigcraft but thought a spool of something would be more forgiving to work with. Or would 20lb Nylo work better? I've heard of guys using orthodontic wire but seems costly.
Also I'd like weedless hair jigs and I don't even see a source for them so I thought I'd tie them up too. Any thoughts as to why they aren't on the market? I could peg a small grub with 1/16 bullet but winter fishing is tough enough so I thought I'd give them some extra subtle lures that won't get snagged when I lay them down in the rocks for a minute or two. I'm fishing shallow (5-10ft) gin clear, unpressured water w/ a stable environment so finesse presentation is even more important in winter.