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The_Bear

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Hey everyone, 


I have an opportunity to get some lead melting equipment and a bunch of lead for free, and I’ve been thinking about getting into making my own jigs. 
 

Unfortunately right now I only have room in the budget for one Do-it mold, some hooks, some skirts, weed guards, powder paint, etc.  My question to you is if you could only have one jig to fish and have some success what would it be? My thought is to get the Arkie style mold so I can make some assorted size and color Arkie heads. Would this be a good plan? I was also considering the Ball Head mold because I’ve heard people preferring those over the Arkie style. 
 

Also as far as colors I was planning on  black/blue, green pumpkin, and maybe some brown jigs. Do you think those colors would afford me some reasonable success? 

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Of the two you listed ArkIe would be my choice.  However I  prefer the football jig over the ones listed.  I recommend fishing skirts and Captain Hooks for supplies.  Also Harbor Freight carries cheap powder paint.  Good luck.

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I guess if I would pick only one jig, my preference would be the Arkie jig. You can swim it, drag it, bounce it and hop it along the lake bottom. My go to colors are black/blue, green pumpkin and brown, and sometimes white. You have a PM 

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What do you currently use that's factory? My first mold was a round ball because of the number of Eakins jigs I was losing. 

 

Allen 

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4 hours ago, The_Bear said:

Out of curiosity, why the football head over the others? I have been looking at the fishing skirts website and I love a lot of the colors. 

I got tired of giving my jigs to Bull Shoals Lake so I sold my Arkie and bought a football mold.  I lose a lot fewer of them.

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Don't worry about which one you you get because by this time next year you will have 11 more molds.

 

Allen

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I try and pick molds that can use the same hooks also. Then I don't have to buy as many different types of hooks. 

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I think my molds have been mating producing more molds. 

 

Allen 

 

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I've got about 4 1,000 packs of hooks to go along with a couple 3,700's full of jig hooks. It still never seems like I have the ones I need. 

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Over 100k hooks in the garage and I just had to order 3 more.

 

Allen

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Its so funny (or sad). Im completely hobby right now, but every time i go to start a batch of something, i realize im going to be out of a material. At this point i have all my hooks and wires (thanks munkin) but now im going to need to order skirts and hair. Its alays something. Cant imagine the overhead you all deal with.

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