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Powder Coated Jig Heads Always Desirable?

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Is a scratch/ dent resistant super durable coating on a jighead a good thing? (yes, it looks good, I'll concede that)

 

Does anyone use enamel paint to paint jigheads, a coating that's actually more susceptible to getting scratched and peeled off, AND give off a different sound when dragged over rocks?

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As far as I know, it's purely aesthetic. I have wondered about the sound it makes since I just started making my own. In my opinion I don't see it mattering much though.  

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It looks pretty, that's it. Never have thought about the potential different sounds, I supposed it's possible it might make a slight difference though. 

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The heads I make stay lead and I dont think twice about it. These arent big skirted jigs just football heads to throw plastics behind. Basically what I am saying is that which ever coating you choose, if you are able to not lose the lure for as long as it would take to have some coating come off that is awesome and even if it does it shouldn't make an actually difference though it might scratch off a tiny bit of confidence from you :)

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None of my jigheads are painted/coated, for several reasons:

 

1.- I´m lazy so I don´t paint them

 

2.- So far I´ve seen absolutely no difference in the catch ratio of painted vs unpainted,

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Woo Daves power coats his jig heads different colors.

 

He has a kit that you can purchase with the different colors.

 

I am using one of the pro's jig heads in green pumpkin and they seem to work fine.

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I agree that a painted jig head makes it look nice but fish dont care.

 

A bare lead head would be softer and make more of a thud I would think when hitting a rock.

 

Powder coated might have a harder shell that makes more of a click perhaps.

 

Not sure which the fish would prefer if any

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Seems like using enamel just so it will more likely peel off would be a huge waste of time compared to just not painting them in the first place. The day the bass get so smart in my waters that they'll only hit jigs with certain colored paint designs on their head is the day I'll stop throwing jigs :)

 

-T9

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If the plain lead jig head is clean Testors enamel doesn't peel or chip off. The harder powder coating process coats the hook eye, that creates problem as you need to remove it.

The only time the harder coat makes a different noise than softer paint is hitting something solid like rocks, rocks can chip powder coating, scratch paint, both are cosmetic. Some anglers use nail polish to repair powder coat damage, I don't bother repairing damage.

Dark color jigs, a colored jig head helps to create a living critter look and improves strikes from wary bass.

I prefer paint over powder coat.

Tom

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I like my jig heads to be painted brown/black or whatever matches the skirt. Weather it's powder coated or enamel doesn't matter to me, and i doubt it does to the fish. All coatings will scratch and chip so I dont play into that "doesn't chip or scratch" crap. Like tom said above, i dont bother re-painting chipped scratched jigs. If your jig isn't scratched or chipped you must not be showing it much love. With that being said all I try to do with my jigs is tweak skirts, weed gaurds, and sharpen hooks when needed.

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A nice powdered coated jig head is always desirable to me.  It makes the jig look finished.  Does it catch more fish, debatable.  But one thing it does is makes the bait look good in my eyes and that instills confidence.  Confidence in fishing is tough to aquire and very easy to loose, so anything that helps in that department is desirable to me.

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