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Finally found some time ...
07-28-2016, 11:38 AM,
#1
Finally found some time ...
Got some time last weekend to break out the Lee's pot & melt some lead

Probably not a smart thing to do when the temps outside were over 100dF, but worked outside in shifts

Through the week, cleaned off the slag & painted 100 jigs in 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 oz on 2/0 and 3/0 Mustad hooks

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07-28-2016, 12:40 PM,
#2
RE: Finally found some time ...
Well done. Do you use those for fresh or saltwater? That is a great weedless flounder jig.
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07-28-2016, 01:39 PM,
#3
RE: Finally found some time ...
Although it would work for salt, I use them mostly for fresh water rivers - the mid-atlantic rivers are full of ledges & holes that eat jigs on the first cast. This design resists snags so I can drag a tube, stixbait, swim bait or any other chunk of plastic across the bottom
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07-29-2016, 12:48 PM,
#4
RE: Finally found some time ...
Dang, you are brave melting lead this time of year... Didn't know it got that warm there.
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07-29-2016, 03:26 PM,
#5
RE: Finally found some time ...
I like the swim jig design of that mold compared to the cylinder style molds. It offers a nice wobble on the fall and when retrieved. I use a Walleye style swim jig for Pompano.
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07-30-2016, 11:15 AM,
#6
RE: Finally found some time ...
What weight?
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07-30-2016, 12:20 PM,
#7
RE: Finally found some time ...
To fish for Pompano, I use mostly 3/8 with a teaser on a loop knot. To fish for Specks, Flounder or Reds with plastic, I use mostly 1/8, 3/0.
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07-30-2016, 04:34 PM,
#8
RE: Finally found some time ...
Most of the time I'm throwing 1/8 oz for small mouth, but the 3/16 works in deeper areas

Nice color - I'm either basic black or green pumpkin
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07-31-2016, 01:41 PM,
#9
RE: Finally found some time ...
That's a nice looking jig. Should have good wobble to it. As far as casting when it's hot out, what the heck, the mold is just pre-heated that way! Just don't let your sweat drip into the melting pot Big Grin
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08-01-2016, 08:39 AM,
#10
RE: Finally found some time ...
Quote:Just don't let your sweat drip into the melting pot Big Grin

Learned that a long time ago. Now I keep well back from the melted lead when the sweats dripping
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