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Tried My Hand At Making A Jig Today.

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So thanks to Rockchalks post I was bored at my local shop today and figured I'd try to make a bluegill style swim jig. He needed some heads poured so I did it for him and he always lets me make a few of whatever I pour for my time. I think it came out pretty decent for my first attempt.

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You're gonna be PUMPED when a bass jumps all over that thing...that you made!

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I've caught some fish on spinnerbaits I've made there and even a buzzbait. It is a good feeling.

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Nice job. I started doing this to keep me busy in the cold. I even split a mold with a friend and started trying to pour. Very excited about making jigs from scratch.

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Looks good. Whats the weight of the jig? Looks small, but might be the way I'm looking at it.

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Looks good. Whats the weight of the jig? Looks small, but might be the way I'm looking at it.

Thanks man. You spawned the idea. That one is 3/8 and I also made a 1/4 and two in 1/2. Here's one of the 1/2 I made. Same exact skirt. Next time I'm there I'm going to spend some time digging through all the boxes of skirt rubber he has and try to find more of a powder blue. I also found an orange later that looks like the one you used. It's not as bright and has some brown/green tones to it.

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I sure do like the one in your hand. That is a sharp looking jig.

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I sure do like the one in your hand. That is a sharp looking jig.

Thank you sir. It's the same as above but for some reason that pic doesn't show the green very well. I'm happy with my first attempt. I'm sure I'll catch some fish on it. I think next time I'll only use 3 strands of blue and orange and it'll be a lighter blue. I forgot the skirt doubles over so there's more of those colors then I had envisioned. I pulled some strands out and I think it looks better. I also wanna add a different type of green to it.

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Very nice!!!!! You are going to really like fishing a swim jig if you haven't done it, around my waters the bass haven't got bombed with that presentation and it is actually doing better than my favorite lure, the spinnerbait.  I also like the ripple cut skirt material you added, I use it and it gives off a different look and effect in the water, on bottom probing jigs the ripple skirts have the illusion of movement even when sitting still, it looks awesome and I'm going to have to try it now on a swim jig, thanks for the idea!!!!!

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Thanks man. You spawned the idea. That one is 3/8 and I also made a 1/4 and two in 1/2. Here's one of the 1/2 I made. Same exact skirt. Next time I'm there I'm going to spend some time digging through all the boxes of skirt rubber he has and try to find more of a powder blue. I also found an orange later that looks like the one you used. It's not as bright and has some brown/green tones to it.

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I need a couple of Bluegill swimjigs. I'd buy a couple from ya if you wanna get into it.

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I need a couple of Bluegill swimjigs. I'd buy a couple from ya if you wanna get into it.

 

You know, honestly if you buy the head in your desired weight, style and hook from Seibert Outdoors and a pretied skirt with a collar, you can make one really cheap. If you can thread a plastic on a jig hook, you can thread a skirt and collar on one.

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I need a couple of Bluegill swimjigs. I'd buy a couple from ya if you wanna get into it.

Honestly rockchalk is right. I thank you for considering them nice enough to purchase though. What I'd have to charge you to cover his materials and shipping them it'd be cheaper to just buy them from someone who mass produces heads and skirts. Seibert makes a great jig so there's no need to worry.

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That second jig is really cool!

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That second jig is really cool!

Thanks for the kind words. Especially coming from you.

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