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I see the mold  w/hook sizes, are they 1/4,3/8,1/2 oz. ? Can/ do you make a 3/4 and 1 oz.? I sure would like to test some for you if you needed a michigan perspective. :glasses7:

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On 5/21/2021 at 11:15 PM, detroit1 said:

I see the mold  w/hook sizes, are they 1/4,3/8,1/2 oz. ? Can/ do you make a 3/4 and 1 oz.? I sure would like to test some for you if you needed a michigan perspective. :glasses7:

 

I don't have a mold that pours the heavier weights but you know Mike does.  He is the Michigan master of chatterbaits. 

 

Allen 

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On 5/21/2021 at 9:10 PM, Munkin said:

Here is another way to make them. 

 

Allen 

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Thanks. That is pretty much how the guy on you tube did it. 

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22 hours ago, Munkin said:

 

I don't have a mold that pours the heavier weights but you know Mike does.  He is the Michigan master of chatterbaits. 

 

Allen 

Yep, Mike is the king. I have fished with him and his baits. I am the lucky one.

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On 5/21/2021 at 8:10 PM, Munkin said:

Here is another way to make them. 

 

Allen 

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This is similar to how I make them, but I cut down to where the line tie of the hook is suppose to be so there's a grove to drop the blade in. So the blade is poured on a closed loop instead of an open loop. It's a little more tedious painting it, but for guys that like straight braid, it won't open up. Plus I used a swinging poison mold so I've got the 3/4 and 1oz for magnum bladed jigs too all in 1 mold. 

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I started playing/building  vj's this winter and have had pretty good results with them this spring. My process is a bit different. I have a 3/8 oz spinnerbait mold into which  I pour a straight wire shaft, attached to a hook . Next I powder coat and bake, attach the eyes and add a coat of 2 part epoxy  to make sure that the eyes stay on. Once the head is complete, I can turn it into a spinnerbait or vibrating jig. When I twist it into a vj, I slide the blade over the wire and twist a loop so that the blade is located up front just like so many other bladed jigs out there. At first, the process was a bit slow when it came to attaching the blade. After doing a few, I am able to twist one up in very short order. 

This spring, I have landed several bass on the new addition however none over 3lbs. I have had it stress tested with pike over 5 lbs, with no ill effects.

I will try to post pictures of some builds. 

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You are welcome. Glad to help.

If you don't pour your own, there are plenty of places that sell blank spinnerbaits. I believe that they have both painted and raw. There is plenty of wire on the short leg to allow for attaching the blade and you can use the remainder of the wire to make the snap.

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9 hours ago, BBug said:

You are welcome. Glad to help.

If you don't pour your own, there are plenty of places that sell blank spinnerbaits. I believe that they have both painted and raw. There is plenty of wire on the short leg to allow for attaching the blade and you can use the remainder of the wire to make the snap.

Exactly what I was thinking. I have already assembled ( again I don't plan on casting my own heads) about 30 spinner baits so the gears have been turning since your post. 

I have also been thinking and researching Alan's method of opening an already existing line tie. I think the hardest part is finding the right pre-made jig with a good shaped head, the correct line tie orientation and a large enough line tie for the blade to move around. Also as I understand it, the blade moves better if the tie is unpainted, another consideration. 

 

Production jig heads that might work. 

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/BOSS_Sparkie_Jig_Head_4pk/descpage-BOSSSPK.html

 

https://siebertoutdoors.com/products/ols/products/dredge-brush-jighead

 

https://www.lurepartsonline.com/Classic-Grass-Jig

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it looks like your plans are to use one with a weed guard.  In my opinion that may work against you on your hooking ability, I don't know. I do not use a weed guard and don't have any more issue hanging up then when I use a spinnerbait. Two ways to go. If you are fishing around brush, logs and that sort of cover, go with a beaver style trailer. The wide body will keep it from rolling as you work the bait thru cover. You will want to fish it more like a spinnerbait than a jig. When the water is more open, or you are fishing around weeds, I will go with more of a swimbait style trailer. Here I am not as concerned about getting hung up, and it looks more like a shad or baitfish.

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