Does anyone pour their own tube jigs?

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  1. yooperwannabe8714

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    I was wondering if anyone here pours their own lead tube jigs with a mold? I see that Do-it has a mold for 1/16 oz tapered tube jigs but I don't see anything that says it will accept heavier gauge hooks for Steelhead. Does anyone have any advice as to what mold they use?
     
  2. AdamBradley

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    All of the tube molds don’t accept the heavy hooks to my knowledge. You will need to find the hook you want to use, and the mold you want, and modify the mold as required. In most molds/hooks you can modify it with a drill press/end mill. Others you will also need to use a dremel to open up the slots for thicker wire. Nothing too hard to do and no real science to it.
     
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    Thank you sir! That's what I figured but wanted to make sure before I went through all the trouble.

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    No problem! Don’t be too intimidated by it, just take your time and it can be done pretty easily. Good luck!
     
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    I have a Do-It mold #3218 That goes from 1/8 to 3/8 ounce says hook size 2/0 or 3/0 hooks. Seems like I jumped up to 4/0 hooks too. If it’s something you think might work I’m in White lake also.
     
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    Thanks for the offer but I think the mold I'm looking at has 8 of 1/16 oz cavities which is the size I'm looking for.
     
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    No problem I did see you said 1/16 oz jigs but when I checked size it was larger than you mentioned. Thought I’d offer. I used it for bass fishing tubes.
     
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    Definitely no issue modifying the tapered tube jig mold to accept the short leg 2x strong hook. I just used a dremel with a small ball head engraving tool.
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  9. yooperwannabe8714

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    Very nice looking jogs Adam! Is that powder paint?
     
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    Thank you. Yes it is powder paint


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    Great looking jigs Adam - think I might have to paint a few up like that!
     
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    A lil tip to get the spotting like that is to place some powder in a lil cup and add a tiny amount of moisture and mix it up until it’s like ground up damp chalk consistency. Then shake it on with a brush. If you’re too wet it won’t lay down flat on the jig when you hit it with the heat after application.


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    Back in the day noone told you about opening up the molds... now that the secret has been spread everyone and their brother does it and makes jigs. Very simple to do as explained above, just be careful with your lead exposure.
     
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    Why paint tube jigs
     
  15. yooperwannabe8714

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    Also are those size 4 hooks?