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Got to make some baits this weekend,finally found a hook I like for this jig.

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Keith,

That is my go to bait as long as I've been fishing jigs. I bought the mold because it reminds me of the SK bitsy bug, and the Snootie jig is killer. I find the small size is just dynamite for big bass with the small fall of the jig. BTW very nice looking jig and got to love the 5304 Owner deep throat hooks. Also your work looks very clean and neat, job well done.

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Thank you Cadman,coming from you its a great compliment.

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That is a nice looking jig Keith, I see another mold in my future but I want a mushroom head mold first. Choices, choices choices, lordy I hope I won the Powerball.

Rodney

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That is a nice looking jig Keith, I see another mold in my future but I want a mushroom head mold first. Choices, choices choices, lordy I hope I won the Powerball.

Rodney

Rodney if you win the powerball, you can buy every single mold Do-It and Hilts sells, or you can just buy the company.

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Cadman

I have been tying jigs for about 25 years, and have many Do-it molds but not the Snootie Jig. What mold size is the

one you prefer. I would assume the smaller of the two. I recently put in a new order for more jigs including the brush

jig and football. I haven't built jigs for a few years now, and molds and paints have changed for the better. But, I am

into it again for my own pleasure. I use to tournament fish, but gave that up 20 years ago. I moved to an area where

there are a lot of lakes and ponds, and it is a mixture of smallmouth and largemouth. Some lakes are 150 foot deep

but most average less than 40 ft. I need the football for the lakes to 40 foot. Lakes here in Maine, all seem to have

a lot of deep rocks and ledges left over from the ice age. Many are gin clear.

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Cadman

I have been tying jigs for about 25 years, and have many Do-it molds but not the Snootie Jig. What mold size is the

one you prefer. I would assume the smaller of the two. I recently put in a new order for more jigs including the brush

jig and football. I haven't built jigs for a few years now, and molds and paints have changed for the better. But, I am

into it again for my own pleasure. I use to tournament fish, but gave that up 20 years ago. I moved to an area where

there are a lot of lakes and ponds, and it is a mixture of smallmouth and largemouth. Some lakes are 150 foot deep

but most average less than 40 ft. I need the football for the lakes to 40 foot. Lakes here in Maine, all seem to have

a lot of deep rocks and ledges left over from the ice age. Many are gin clear.

I personally like lighter jigs, so they have a slower fall which I believe triggers many bites before the jig hits bottom. So if that is the type of fishing you like than the lighter one would be correct. I use the lighter one in 10 f.o.w or less. Anything deeper I will go with the heavier jig.

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Thanks Rodney,sorry about the Powerball,I struck out too.Ive got a few molds but this one I have owned for about a year just didnt like the profile until I tried the Owner 5304. Cadman says its one he likes too but like everything else its just a preference. Its an addicting hobby,that musheroom jig sounds pretty good for those natural rocky lakes.Best of luck.

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like everything else its just a preference.

You are absolutely correct. It is all about how a person fishes and what he has confidence in. Just because I fish it doesn't mean it will work for everyone.

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Here in Maine once you get 20' from shore most lakes and ponds are over 10' fow. Pretty much everyone likes to fish

shallow first then go deep. Fishing deep water which I consider 15' to 40' requires a confidence factor. During midday

during summer months most bass in Maine are on vertical ledges or rock piles in more than 20' fow. I do like a slow

falling jig or worm when fishing shallow, and prefer the small jig while finise fishing. I have been bass fishing since 1972

and have over the years developed a confidence in about 15 different lures. I fortunately have about 15 lakes or ponds

within a 20 drive from my home, and depths range from 40' to 150' fow. Of course we don't fish 150' fow, but do get down

to 40' with regularity during warm months. I have caught many largemouth in 40' plus fow. The Snootie will not work

here but I want it for soft presentation around shallow structure. I see that there is a big improvement in hooks and

paints over the past few years, and can't wait to start pouring again. I used to have to use fingernail paint to paint and

fingernail polish to secure my tying wraps after the build. What a change. One tip I like that I will pass on is I used to

use a black or brown rubber, then add a small amount of pink to a black jig, and orange to a brown. I also like the

black blue combo and don't know but that may be my fav. Years back in a tournament my partner and I fished a small

cove and caught our limit in 30 minutes. We immediately left for some deep water ledges that worked up from 50 fow

to 10 fow. I positioned the boat over the upper part of the ledge, and we pitched our jigs out to the bottom of the ledge

and worked them up. We culled all our previous catch over and won the tournament in going away style. I tired of

tournaments in the late 90's after winning one, and have never fished a tournament again. Now it is just for pleasure.

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Downeaster, if I lived where you do I'd be throwing dropshpt 90% of the time. In the Adirondacks you can have changes like that with few weeds but a lot of wood. I've seen mushroom heads done in hair and I like the looks, it is different than ball head, I also prefer them for open hook jigworming.

Rodney

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