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  Carolina Keeper vs. Slide Lock beads
Posted by: Bucho - 02-17-2019, 11:53 AM - Forum: Tools & Materials - No Replies

I am very happy to retail Wiggle Fin Slide Lock beads together with their action discs which help me market trolling flies. The last customer who bought them - a substantial order of nothing but beads- mentioned the name "Carolina Keeper". Turns out both are registered trademarks for a product that seems to be identical - and probably developed for a completely different aplication in the first place.

http://www.wigglefin.com/SlidLoc_detail.html
Can anybody tell me more? Carolina Keepers are unobtainable over here. Are they really the same? Do Slide Locks work equally well for c-rigs? Huh

I have no intention to cut out Deen Teagarden from Wiggle fin who is a pleasure to do business with but I would like to know if they might double for use with my offset-finesse fly range.

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Jig Hey RD...
Posted by: Jig Man - 02-14-2019, 07:21 PM - Forum: Jig Pics / Recipes - Replies (5)

... I have been getting an arsenal together for some hand to hand combat with some crappie... Using a few jig heads reminded of you. Mel completed 7 years cancer free last week and I hope you and yours are doing well also...

First up red/black/white, has been a producer for me for a long time..

   

Most folks in my area know blacktrouse..
   

And a not so known Ketchin Karrott...


   

Thanks for lookin...

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Jig New rod...
Posted by: DrCrappie - 02-06-2019, 04:38 PM - Forum: Jig Fishing - Replies (6)

Got a new rod to get out into the trees for the crappie!
Just got this 43' pole! Can't WAIT to use it! NOT a TYPO! YES, it is 43' long, the very tip with the lilan is .7mm and the back in is only 31mm!
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  WTB hand tied jigs for Rainy Lake trip in June
Posted by: RipzLipz - 01-30-2019, 11:58 AM - Forum: JigCraft.com - Replies (8)

Hello all,

Before I get to my humble begging, just wanted to note that prior to posting, I checked with site admin & it was OK'd for me to do a bit of inquiring.  Also wanted to give props to all that do this for a living and as a hobby - I wish I had the time and talent to be self-sufficient like many of you are.  Unfortunately, my talents are sitting in front of a computer all day modeling automotive parts using some overly expensive CAD software.

I'm seeking an experienced hair/marabou jig maker to tie some jigs intended for smallmouth - willing to pay of course.  By some, I'm going to guess less than 50 at this point.  Light weight heads (under 3/8oz) possibly in multiple head shapes (not sure what all is possible with that and hooks combinations).  If at all possible, using Owner hooks (can be discussed - Mustad Ultra Points is second choice).  I am willing to let the expert weigh in on colors/patterns, etc.  I may sound picky, but that's just how some fishermen are, IMO.  I hope that is understandable.  Recommendations are also welcome.

Sorry for being one of "THOSE" guys but I've spent about 5 weeks scouring the internet (not a social media user) and haven't found too many that piqued my interest or wasn't quite the quality I expected or they were taking a break, etc.  I'm getting a bit frustrated with all the dead ends to say the least.  Saw some folks posting their work here and other forums and thought I'd at least do a "bit of fishing" and see if anyone would bite.

To be completely transparent, I'm not trying to steal anyone's work, etc.  Jigs will ONLY be used for fishing by me - not sold, etc. and I won't PM anyone that doesn't contact me first.  Any contact information won't be shared with others unless given permission.  I respect what everyone does for a living and a hobby and not looking to step on any toes with this request.

A bit about me - I'm a dad of 2 20-somethings who lives in IN and fishes when the water isn't hard - mainly for largemouth in old coal strip pits but when the gills and crappie are biting, I don't mind breaking out the ULs and getting some slabs for the freezer.  I do fish some bigger public waters but the pits are on what I cut my teeth and where I have caught all of my PBs. (7.5 is my best and still swims in the pit from where she was caught)  Have fished a ton with my dad over the years - and very thankful for that.  He took me to Quetico for my graduation present in 1989 and have had at least 1 smallie trip (usually up north somewhere - CAN, MI, WI) every year since (when life allowed).  Also fish for LM in the south - Stick Marsh/Farm 13/Kenansville in FL, Guntersville, and more recently Seminole in GA.

A huge thanks for all of your time if you read this far and feel free to respond in this thread or PM me.

Tight lines, all and thanks again for allowing this post, etc.!!!

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  Rosey's Transparent Gold, Candy Gold, Transparent Brass
Posted by: AllenOK - 01-28-2019, 08:19 PM - Forum: Paintshop - Replies (2)

I was helping out a new friend on FB, answering some basic jig painting questions for him.  I was telling him where to buy various powder paints, and just happened to hit Rosey's website.  They have those three colors listed.  Has anyone used them?  The website said you want to use a base coat of Super Chrome, then the Candy Gold for a top coat.  Haven't looked at the other two colors yet.

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  Mini Ice Spoons
Posted by: AtticaFish - 01-16-2019, 04:25 PM - Forum: JigCraft.com - Replies (14)

Not necessarily 'jigs' but i fish them pretty much the same vertical style through the ice or below my kayak in summer.  Can also use them pegged under a float just as easily.  These are all small lightweight spoons that i added solder to the back of to add some extra weight and then i powder coated.  The extra weight comes in handy on the ice when you want to get down to fish on the finder quickly.  Added on a #12 or #10 treble to a few and then going to add on single dropper hooks on a few others.  Hopefully be using these soon....... ice is building here finally.  Icon14

   

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  The Wild Child....
Posted by: LRB - 01-14-2019, 08:58 AM - Forum: Jig Pics / Recipes - Replies (6)

It was to cold to be outside this weekend...so I tied some Jigs.....I call it The Wild Child...made from Natural Badger Hair...on a Matuzo Hook...hope to try it out this week...plus going to use a trailer on it....


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  Spinning Reel Line
Posted by: Hawnjigs - 01-11-2019, 02:56 PM - Forum: JigCraft.com - Replies (9)

Yah, we've had this conversation before but its a new year and "progress" has been made?  Personally, my fave is still long casting Nanofil 6# for trout and 8# for warm water species.  There is a caveat for using Nanofil, one must be continually vigilant remedying line twist which causes weak spots at the kinks prone to fibers shredding.  Myself, after every retrieve I let the jig dangle and spin out as much of the twist as possible, and cut out any frayed sections usually on the front end near the jig.  Many disgruntled users ditched Nanofil in disgust after breakages in use but since becoming aware of maintenance don't remember any lost fish, in fact this year a 30# carp and 40# flathead were landed on 8# Nano from shore. The main reason I prefer Nanofil is significantly fewer wind knots compared to Power Pro and Sufix 832.  I really like how rounder 832 8 carrier braid doesn't kink twist so I'll continue to use it on my 10# test beef rig, but breaking the occasional hard small wind knots that are impossible to pick out eventually depletes the spool till a new refill is necessary.

Berkley has some newer microfibers out, Fireline Ultra 8 fused and Trilene Professional Grade Braid (8 carrier) so I'm wondering if anyone has found newer and better than same ol'?

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  Question about Glow powder paint
Posted by: AllenOK - 01-10-2019, 10:00 PM - Forum: Paintshop - Replies (7)

A couple years ago, I bought a small jar of Glow White powder from CAT.  When I did those tungsten jigs a couple weeks ago, I noticed that the ones painted with Glow White had a mottled glow effect.  I've got a test batch baking right now to try and rule out some variable.  However, while I was prepping those, I hit my open jar of powder with my UV torch to "charge it up" a bit and held down below my desk to see how it was glowing.  What I noticed right off the bat, with the UV torch on it, was that the loose powder also had a "mottled" effect, as it will fluoresce under UV light.  When I turned the torch off, and held it below my desk in the shade, again, a mottle effect.

Does this stuff loose it's potency after awhile?  I bought some Glow Chartreuse and Glow Hot Pink last year, and those are glowing fine.

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  Open Water - In January
Posted by: AtticaFish - 01-07-2019, 05:18 PM - Forum: JigCraft.com - Replies (3)

We have had some odd ball weather this winter..... Going from 50's to mid 30's has not let any ice form except for quick melting skims.  Sunday was a beautiful day with low 40 temps, no wind and lots of sunshine.  Decided to get out to my small hometown reservoir and give it a shot.  Tried using tiny jigs and waxworms at first and the small bluegill were ready and willing.  Lots of bites, no size.  I switched up another rod to a small pink homemade spoon (willow blade with added solder) about 3' below a bobber and started to catch some crappie.  Managed to put 8 in the bucket before it was time to head home for supper.  The 2 on the board are 13" and 11".  Not a bad start to 2019.

   

   

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