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Old 03-19-2012, 04:42 AM
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Well I finnially got to go out and tried my jigs that I painted or tied. My fishing buddies were a little jealous, the pic shows why. The top fish is one off my 2 and the bottom fish is what my buddies were catching. They caught more but mine were bigger.


Now that's what I'm talking about!Do you have a picture of the jig you caught it on?

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:36 AM
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FC, it's the top left hand corner of the pic. But it was a pink head not white. They really liked the pink on Saturday.



And I personal think the eyes made a difference that day. But that is JMO.
And it was a 3/8 oz jig. Buddies were using 1/4 oz.

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:49 PM
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Guys and Gals,
I am sending this pics about how we do our jigs, We make our jars 2to 3 inches high and about 1 1/2 to 2 inches around, into our heating source for painting jigs, with a small jar, and drill a hole in the top, just undersize of the wick size, a pcs of rope works, put pcs of rope not quite to hit bottom and trim off 1/2 to 3/4 inch from top of lid, fill jar half way w denatured alchohol, available at hardware stores, stand back
and light it , it will burn a little higher at first time, when it settles , we get our paint in container ( like a plastic container they sell mealy worms in, save the lid to cover powder paint.) Take a plastic knife and with point down lightly make a dip across top of paint, (usually the depth of jig your painting,) now, heat the jig over the wick , our way is when it is hot enough to dip in the paint , when it changes color, turn it over to other side for couple seconds, put it in the dip you have in the powder paint and use knife to swish paint over top of it and Click image for larger version

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When we are done, we put them in this oven on a rack my fishing buddy
made out of allumium strips, drilled holes in the angles, and used bolts and
nuts to adjust the height, and our rack holds 50 painted jigs and we set
oven at 225 degrees for 10 minutes, it is baked on and holds up well.
Keep a tight line,

And will answer any questions.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:46 PM
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FC, it's the top left hand corner of the pic. But it was a pink head not white. They really liked the pink on Saturday.



And I personal think the eyes made a difference that day. But that is JMO.
And it was a 3/8 oz jig. Buddies were using 1/4 oz.

Where they paint on eye's?Where you in current?

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Drink beer,listen to music and make jigs in the garage waiting for the ice to go!!! LOVE IT..........
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:35 AM
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Drink beer,listen to music and make jigs in the garage waiting for the ice to go!!! LOVE IT..........
NICE!!!!!

I do it in the basement myself!!!

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Old 03-20-2012, 07:28 AM
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Guys and Gals,
I forgot to add in the above article about the painting jigs that is it is
a very clean burning , denatured Alcohol, we use it in the basement ,the
Garage and in my buddy basement room and no fumes and don''t need
to open a window either, doing it this way for many yrs.
Keep a tight line,

PS> We run the ovens in the same way as above, put it on 4 blocks of
brick , laying them flat under each leg , this way , keeps the heat up and
away from the table , Just keep the area around the oven free of every-
thing basement. We also put a permanent marker line on
the 10 minute line and the 225 heat line.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:00 AM
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FC, same eyes as that one. I was fishing a local lake so no current but wind was blowing. It was rigged with a slip bobber about 6' down and tipped with a 4" minnow. But then again the walleye and sauger report are very very good for this year on this lake.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:38 AM
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Guy and Gals,
Take a look at these wooden egg , we paint everything white first, then
whatever color you choose, we powder paint as previously described and
we made a jig to drill them on center, this way , on a level drill press, drill
a hole the size of an older practice arrow tip, I think it was an inch deep and put glue in hole and bump it in with a pc of harder wood, now you are very close to dead center, these wooden eggs are shaped like an egg, usually we put the thickest end up and point on the center of the arrow tip and hold with your hand and line up drill with the center point put in earlier, with a punch and drill a 1/16 or 1/8 inch hole depending on line size you use, drill bit all the way thru, (Keep backing it out to clear chips) while drilling fast, and then change bits and run a 1/8 or 3/16 drill bit down about one inch . Now you have a finished egg, we spray paint these and finish with a clear coat.
This is what put my fenwick fly rod in the closet for the last 10 yrs, we
put the size line you using on your rod thru the thinest part of the egg
and run line thru and I put a small barrel swivel on and if you want a bead
(the purpose of double holes in it is so the barrel swivel will go up into
the egg and only the leader is exposed), then I keep about 18 inches to
two feet of line from top of my 6 ft 6 inch rod, Then I run my fluorcarbon line from the bobber to about 6 inches past the end of the handle area and tie on a 1 3/2 maribou jig w red head and a 1 inch minnow from gulp jars and w that rig I can whip it 75 to 100 ft so easily in any direction with this size egg and up to 150 ft plus with the bigger egg and my 10 ft rod, and when it is just about to land throw bail over and pull rod back to get line taunt right away and work it slowly back or quick at times or add a small sinker 1/32 and let it sink slowly and work back to boat and this fabulous way of fishing cover and open water and covering so much area and up to close to 6 ft deep this way, really ups your fishing odds,, I use light sinker and let it fall slowly, it drives then nuts and get a lot more fish this way .
When I use my 10 foot rod and I can cover to close to nine ft and use a small pinch about 15 inches up and use a 3 inch berkley smelt minnow from a bag, and did very well on trout crappies , perch , bass and some nice walleyes around weed beds, this has change our fishing to a big plus in the freezer department. I just might add a 4 to 6 inch line off bobber
this yr and run a minnow very close to the bobber, last yr and a couple
times I had thunders hits on the bobber by big Bass and Northerns, if I
had a minnow tight to bobber I would have some monsters to battle.

I was fishing with my buddy last and after many yrs he found a website
and will send it to me today where you can buy these eggs in different size and our favorite size is 1 1/8 inches long. In the boat By myself I will anchor and fish around the clock way, but don't do it continuously around
I throw two cast to each area say 1 o/clock to 12 o/clock and then
I do the same at 4 o/clock , 8 o/clock and then 11 and 12 o/clock
and then to 1 to 2 o/clock and right around again , advancing each time
and this way has been very successful for many yrs.

Last night my buddy showed me a new way to get early season crappies,
We got to the area he is doing well at near dark, and nothing till pitch dark but nothing breaking the surface like previous night so we got nothing by trolling and casting very slowly with the bobber and a streamer so I decided trying different depths and nothing then I saw two swirls and threw the bobber rig over and missed one and nothing so we trolled a
rebel minnow w blue back and silver sides and 1 1/2 inch lure 50 to 60 ft. back and runs about 2 ft down or so and just moving and jerking it often,
with hardly a wake and trolling over deep water 25 to 30 ft deep and missed a couple but saved the night by getting these 4 nice crappies that
way, I would never have fished this way in March to get crappies, you would think they would be shallower by now with this super nice weather, and no ice, that we are having, but my buddy and his friend were trying all over the lake the other night and didn't have a bite for 3 hrs and they went further up into the deep water this time after nothing in shallow water last yr, and saw the swirls and threw the bobber and the fly rig in the pitch dark over 13 to 20 ft and got 10 that night and missed pretty many, light hitters. He said they were swirling all over the place and got them over an hour period.

That is why I love fishing , you just got to keep trying to you find them,
One night making swirls on top all over the deep water in the dark, and a
70 degree day again and the exact pattern as the night before you would
would work and only 3 swirls in 3 hrs of fishing , that's why they call it fishing.
My buddy won 2 yrs in a row weekend trout fishing contest by using this bobber and a wooly bugger fly on 6 ft of flurocarbon, and our other buddy won the yr before using the same set-up. These were monster trout , 25 , 27 and 28 inches that won. He is the guy who showed me this yrs ago when I had a water filled bobber and he out throwed me twice the distance w the wooden bobber, he didn't have to hit me on the head with a hammer to get me to see the difference. We took hundreds of trout with this bobber rig over the yrs, but the last couple yrs I don't trout fish much , first of all I don't like to eat them, too fishy tasting for me, and I sure get my share of other kinds of fish to eat while up our place in N>Y. When I get trout I drop them off to older people gutted or filleted, what ever way they want, and they really like that.
Sorry for getting long winded here,
Keep a tight line,

Any body interested in trout, My brother gets 550 to 600 trout every yr
for over 30 yrs fishing streams in major city area and this yr he told me
last week at a family diner he set his all time record this year because of
no ice and bad weather and wound up with 967 trout for 2011.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:05 AM
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Guys and Gals,
All of you jig fisherman take a look at these green glo in the dark eggs,
and the name of them, we were over my buddy's basement and I put a
pack of these green eggs on his desk and we were testing all kinds of glow in the dark stuff, turning the light off and on, and not even put them against the light or flashing light to them, to everyone's surprise, this pack of these green eggs glowed the brightest with the lights out , by far
beating all other jigs that have glow in the dark paint on them. WOW, this really impressed me and I got my favorite jig out for crappies where last yr I sat on one spot and between 12;30 p.m. till 1;45 p.m. in 13 ft in June over edge of weeds I got 25 huge crappies w 15 over 14 inches to 15 1/2
inches and none under 12 inches, I was on Cloud 9, I just couldn't believe
the size of these monster crappies, some over 2 inches thick and 5 inches wide and either could everybody else who came to see them in the next couple hours.
I am sending a picture of my very productive jig and take notice to the
very high glowing egg I slide on to it before tying them and a three inch
berkley minnow, blue in color. That little glowing egg on small jigs gets a lot of perch out of deep water, this yr I am going to slide one on my line ahead of my jigs.
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