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01-11-2018, 03:53 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2018, 03:55 PM by duffy.)
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I for one totally enjoy this site! I've learned more from all of you here in a less amount of time than I could have ever done from a book. The quality and friendliness of the people here is priceless and I know everyone appreciates the work you do to keep things running. It seems at certain times everyone gets busy with home and family chores and things drop off but they always seem to pick back up when we need a place to get away to. I don't do facebook (my wife does, sorta) as I find it annoying the way it operates. I would be willing to donate to the site if that would help keep it going and keep those annoying ad's away.
01-11-2018, 05:16 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2018, 05:19 PM by Pup.)
RE: 2018
Been around a number of interweb fishing sites since 1998 and it always seems to result in the same thing, diminished posting.  I'm not suggesting a cyclic pattern here either.  From what I've seen it usually results in the sale of a site, a transference, or its demise.  Just might be the sign of the times for fishing's future, in general though, based on license sale trends.   I hope not.

I like this site a lot.  Not only because its Owner(s) is/a/are great human being(s), but because I've seen more creativity posted here than at any other recreational or commercial web site that encourages jig tying activities .  That observation, itself, speaks volumes to me.

Photobucket's change in policy for their longtime 'free' users has deflated member enthusiasm at a number of posting sites and, possibly, this one.  Show those potential new members and current membership the way to other free picture hosting sites and greater participation might follow.

It would be nice if more members, rather than the regular membership, would post their work.  I've never known what to do about this, just only to comment about it now in a thread of great importance.
01-12-2018, 03:19 PM,
RE: 2018
Thanks for the support guys. I already assumed that if it ever came down to just the money situation, i would be able to ask and a few members would take care of that quickly. There are some crazy talented individuals here on this site..... from a few different countries even. It is great to see the work and get pretty much free and open discussions about how they got from point A to point B. I know a bunch of the old-timers who used to post often are still checking in on the forum and would give up their knowledge if others posted up questions. It is just a matter of getting discussions going again i guess.

I do agree with what slammingjack said, that the server issues did cause a lot of people to stop coming around. Those error screens got annoying quickly. The numbers dipped low then and never came back up when the issues were resolved. I guess my worry/wonder is that another individual might be able to do more with the site than what i have done in the last few years. When i first started it i had all kinds of ideas about ways to improve upon how other forums worked. In reality, it had more to do with the individuals running the sites and members involved than it ever had to do with the actual sites. I had a lot of free time then to tinker with web code and try to teach myself a few things and keep the galleries and tutorials active. Honestly, probably burnt myself out trying to re-invent the wheel. I just don't have that time anymore and when i do...... i have been fishing and camping............. a lot. Smile

Thanks again for the support and as i said earlier, i will not just drop the site out of the blue. I have been tying up another set of craft hair jigs for a member of another site so will try to post those up once i am finished. Not going to be able to get back on the ice for at least a few days thanks to this crazy weather. -: Russ : Co-Founder
01-12-2018, 04:51 PM,
RE: 2018
Thnx for the reassurance that the site will remain viable Russ.
We have too much to lose in the archives, tutorials, and informative posts!
Hope we can remain independent. Luckily there are a few remedies still available.
Regardless of what we do for the site we need to generate more traffic. And Russ needs a break/help.
I don't have the expertise that could assist Russ.

Thnx Russ and thnx Jigcraft members : Co-Founder
01-12-2018, 11:42 PM,
RE: 2018
Sure do like this place... Always have and always will. I have met some great people here and look forward to meeting some more. Gonna be in Ontario next month, wish I had time to look LH up while I'm there but don't know if I can pull it off. Thing is the place attracts more genuine folks than any other forum I'm a member of. And I still look in the tutorials regularly. No doubt a few issues we went thru hurt us, but I'm hoping we can get it going again... Heck I wore my Jig Craft toboggan today. Gonna need another one purdy soon...
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01-15-2018, 07:32 PM,
RE: 2018
Attica - PM Matt Leo over on Riversmallies. He may help you out.
01-16-2018, 11:34 AM,
RE: 2018
I love this site to! I may not post to often but I'm always stopping in to see all the neat stuff everyone else is making!
01-17-2018, 02:11 PM,
RE: 2018
Nothing to contribute here - I suspect a WIN 7 update disabled reading floppy discs from my dinosaur Mavica cam, so I can no longer post pics. Anyway, old ideas ain't broke yet so not motivated to try anything new.

Bout the only thing I've been playing with is pushing the limits of bending to fit 90* jig hooks into 60* molds. Pleasantly surprised that my favorite 1/10 oz Hooksup head mold designed for heavy wire 60*#2 can fit 90* sizes from #4 2x to 2/0 light wire.

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