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Hope everyone is enjoying their ice out time. 

 

Up in massachusetts as I’m sure most know lead jigs are not allowed. Being from Florida I have apparently been breaking the law the last year and would like to rectify that problem. The issue I’m face with is the lack of known sources for quality lead free jigs and different weighted heads. Ones that I really like are the siebert brush jigs and mega strike jigs, I really like the way the mega strike jigs stand up. 7nfortunately they do not appear to carry a lead free version of the Shakey heads. Does anyone know of sources that have a good lead free Shakey Head in that style or perhaps a mold as I was all set to start pouring jigs until I realized I could not use lead. 

 

Thanks

Brian

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Does the law apply to things like jigheads or just sinkers? I live in a socialist state myself but we haven't outlawed lead weights yet.

 

Allen

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The law states weights and jigs unfortunately. I can deal with the weights as they are readily available and not crazy expensive. It’s the jigs that make it so difficult to swallow. 

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@Brian Jackson: I believe the restriction in MA applies to weights and jigs under one ounce. Weights, while expensive, are readily available around the Pittsfield area at Wal-Mart and Dick’s Sporting Goods. I found some high-quality tungsten jigs and shaker heads at Siebert Outdoors at a reasonable price. I would suggest taking a look at their website.  Or, stating the obvious, go to any of the jig manufacturers and do a search for “tungsten”, or “lead free”.  I believe there are other options such as tin or bismuth, if I remember correctly.  I have seen shakey heads advertised  by Tackle Warehouse by doing the search.  But, you will have to determine if they meet your requirements.  Hope this helps.

 

EDIT: Duh, I should have read your post more closely. Sorry to restate the obvious. I e-mailed Siebert regarding tungsten swim jigs and at present they recommended to try the 3/8 - ounce arky.  

 

By by the way, OMTD, Keitech, BassTEK, and Eco-Pro advertise tungsten jigs, jig heads, and shakey heads.

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I just ordered some tungsten shakey heads from omfishingsinkers. I'll try to let you know how they work out once I get them on the water.

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Thanks for the replies and suggestions gentlemen. I’ll keep doing some lurking around and see what I can find based on the recommendations. 

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I have found a couple smaller manufacturers selling jig heads on eBay poured from a tin/bismuth mix. Just do a search for "lead free" in the fishing section and a ton of stuff will come up.  

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