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im always looking on the forum, and amazed how much detail and creativity you guys have when making your lures,(put them in a package and put them in a store and i would be buying them)

i always see "hand tied" jigs, what does hand tied mean, does it mean someone put the band on them self and not a machine or something else?

thanks for the help

tom

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To me hand tied means hand made. I do mine 3 different ways: tie with thread using a bobbin and whip on the bucktails, tie with copper using 2 pairs of pliers on the living rubber jigs, and band the silicone ones.

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ok thank you for clearing that up im thinking of starting to make my own jigs for the upcoming winter project(need to save up some money for the project lol)

How does the copper work? Does it oxidize?

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Not a bad way to spend the winter in my opinion. As far as copper being tied to hold a skirt? I'm not sure the jig will last that long to notice anything different. If it does show signs of discoloration then it'll look like old copper plumbing pipes in a house...:)

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ok thank you for clearing that up im thinking of starting to make my own jigs for the upcoming winter project(need to save up some money for the project lol)

How does the copper work? Does it oxidize?

I've never had a problem with the wire and some of it has been tied long enough that the rubber is about to dry rot.

If you want to get into this easy, contact GMAN or CADMAN and have them make you up some heads either painted or unpainted. CADMAN also sells powder paint very reasonably.

If you jump into this hole hog it will cost you a few hundred dollars for everything you need. You can get started with some skirts and or skirting material and pre made heads. That may tell you whether or not you want to proceed.

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thanks jig man yeah i realized the project is going to have to be put on hold since i just got my summer class bill :( , i might try the pre-made heads to get a feel for it and see how that goes thanks for the help guys

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The only stupid question is the only one you don't ask.

But to answer your question, it means they are tied to the shank of the hook more like a fly. It is done to give the skirt more flair on the pause.

-gk

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