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Those texas jig weights that AJ and Catt are always going on about .  I have a spinnerbait mold . Instead of putting a hook in it I just ran the wire all the way through and Tada .  

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Welcome to the Dark Side @A-Jay & I have been waiting!

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okay something i've been thinking every time this comes up. is this not just a punch weight with an ewg instead of a straight sank flipping hook?

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6 minutes ago, Scarborough817 said:

okay something i've been thinking every time this comes up. is this not just a punch weight with an ewg instead of a straight sank flipping hook?

I'll use whatever hook matches my bait , but yes its like  a punch weight but it didnt cost me  a couple bucks for one . It is basically free . This one is from the 1/4 ounce cavity . I also have a 1/8 , 3/8 and 1/2 . I just made another one from a banana head lure . 

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41 minutes ago, Scarborough817 said:

okay something i've been thinking every time this comes up. is this not just a punch weight with an ewg instead of a straight sank flipping hook?

Initially I'd say Yes - 

However, by using the correct tonnage for the job, that rig is an effective option in many presentations & situations besides 'punching'.   

Also putting 'names' on everything can limit one's imagination. 

It's just a weight, a skirt , some plastic & a hook - fish it wherever . . . . . .

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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I first started using them back in the mid-70s by simply inserting a bullet weight into a skirt.

 

During the 80s a company out of Shreveport, Louisiana produced them under the name Big Red's Flying Jig. It is nothing more than a spinner bait head less the wire arm (pictured); the junebug colored one is an original Big Red's Flying Jig.

 

Not only is this a deadly Punch Lure it is extremely deadly during winter when coupled with a 6 Gene Larew Hawg Craw. 

 

We call em a Texas Rigged Jig! 

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46 minutes ago, Catt said:

I first started using them back in the mid-70s by simply inserting a bullet weight into a skirt.

 

During the 80s a company out of Shreveport, Louisiana produced them under the name Big Red's Flying Jig. It is nothing more than a spinner bait head less the wire arm (pictured); the junebug colored one is an original Big Red's Flying Jig.

 

Not only is this a deadly Punch Lure it is extremely deadly during winter when coupled with a 6 Gene Larew Hawg Craw. 

 

We call em a Texas Rigged Jig! 

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Once someone wins a Classic it with it, it will be "The Hot New Rig" ~ 

Yup, 4 plus decades later.

:wiseman:

A-Jay

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6 hours ago, scaleface said:

Those texas jig weights that AJ and Catt are always going on about .  I have a spinnerbait mold . Instead of putting a hook in it I just ran the wire all the way through and Tada .  

... after the "Tada", you omitted the special price per dozen you are going to charge board members for these!

 

 

oe

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8 minutes ago, OkobojiEagle said:

... after the "Tada", you omitted the special price per dozen you are going to charge board members for these!

 

 

oe

I need to find a flexible wire then I can churn them out fast . I would be up for trading .

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5 minutes ago, scaleface said:

I need to find a flexible wire then I can churn them out fast . I would be up for trading .

how many for my wife's dog?

 

oe

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27 minutes ago, Jdudley13 said:

Maybe a dumb question, but is this similar to what the SK slither rig is? 

SK just gave it a name.

 

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1 hour ago, Jdudley13 said:

Maybe a dumb question, but is this similar to what the SK slither rig is? 

 

31 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

SK just gave it a name.

 

A-Jay

 

BOSS's Weed Eater Punch Head

V&M's Slip-n-Jig

Forgot what Barlow's Tackle calls em!

 

The selling point for me is I like 1/4 & 3/8 oz & BOSS has both.

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9 hours ago, scaleface said:

I need to find a flexible wire then I can churn them out fast . I would be up for trading .

Might try one of the pull pins that Do-it makes for their slip jig, which is what they call the mold for those sinkers.

https://www.barlowstackle.com/Do-It-Slip-Jig-Lure-Mold-P287.aspx

https://www.barlowstackle.com/Pull-Pins-P363.aspx

 

I wire tie my skirts onto them, it's a nice rig that I should fish more than I do because it always does well when I remember to use it.

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I really like that color combination!

Good Job

 

 

 

Mike

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6 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Might try one of the pull pins that Do-it makes for their slip jig, which is what they call the mold for those sinkers.

Its not a straight pull the channel is curved .So its tough to pull the wire out . A flexible wire would make it a lot faster . 

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Maybe floral wire? That's what I used to use to tie my baits until I switched to copper to stop the rust. It's not really flexible, but I think it probably is enough so that you could pull it out of the mold. 

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1 minute ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Maybe floral wire? That's what I used to use to tie my baits until I switched to copper to stop the rust. It's not really flexible, but I think it probably is enough so that you could pull it out of the mold. 

The craft  shop should have something .

19 hours ago, Catt said:

I first started using them back in the mid-70s by simply inserting a bullet weight into a skirt.

The first one I made was in 1988 . I took a half ounce weight to a  grinding wheel . It was a lot of work so I only made the one . 

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46 minutes ago, scaleface said:

The first one I made was in 1988 . I took a half ounce weight to a  grinding wheel . It was a lot of work so I only made the one . 

 

Exercise in futility!

 

During the early 70s you had 2 choices; vinyl or rubber skirts neither one made it easy to insert a weight. Needle Point weights helped but not much!

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The ones you all made look pretty good. Has anyone tried these weights with with any of the available "EZ" change skirts? I was thinking with those you could change the whole look of the rig on the fly pretty quickly just by swapping the skirt and plastic trailer. 

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3 minutes ago, DSTN said:

The ones you all made look pretty good. Has anyone tried these weights with with any of the available "EZ" change skirts? I was thinking with those you could change the whole look of the rig on the fly pretty quickly just by swapping the skirt and plastic trailer. 

  I   bought some 1/4 ounce lead weights two years and I switch  out skirts  . I'm not familiar with EZ change but any skirt will slip on .

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43 minutes ago, DSTN said:

The ones you all made look pretty good. Has anyone tried these weights with with any of the available "EZ" change skirts? I was thinking with those you could change the whole look of the rig on the fly pretty quickly just by swapping the skirt and plastic trailer. 

 

I zip tie mine in place like I do on jig... sometimes they pull ya skirt down!

 

I throw pretty much the same colors as a regular jig so I make up a 1/2 dozen of each. 

 

Like a regular jig I'll change trailer colors before I cut one off!

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