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I make my own jigs and was wondering what the differences are between my jigs and the ones Seibert puts out.  I have the same heads they use, I use high quality Owner Deep Throat jig hooks, I use the same skirt materials they use, I wire tie all the skirts and I powder paint the heads.  Other than colors I was wondering what the other differences may be.

 

I don't mean any disrespect to Siebert as they make a great product.  As a lure maker I want to know what sets certain lures apart, so I can get better at the craft.  I am only using Siebert as an example because I know a lot of you use them and I can see the similarities between their jigs and mine.

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I don't know how long you have been tying jigs. But from my own experience, the first jig I tied looks totally different than the ones I tie now. I think the only difference is their experience. Then again, I don't know how long you have been tying.

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The jig head look similar and be different regarding shape, hook eye place that affects balance. Over the counter jig mold like Do-It for example, may be designed for different size or wire diameter hook, although in this example the hook maybe the same.

Weedless jigs may also use different weed gards or fiber strands, color and length that can also affect the jig performance.

Buy some jigs and compare. Lure crafting requires you to supply the labor and may not factor your time in to cost, because it's a hobbie. Your time making and testing the jig is fun time, the professionals time is money.

I have been making my own jig molds and jigs for decades because I want a design that is unique and performs better than any jig I can purchase. If someone makes a jig that works better for a specific presentation, then I purchase it.

Tom

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