Making Cod Jigs....How To?
Posted September 03 2003 - 8:51 AM
I though I would pick your brains here. We use a 12 ounce jig the GOM made by a guy named Danny Angerman. His jigs work well,but, they are hard to come by and you tend to loose a 2-3 every time you fish Northern Jeffries. At 12 bucks a pop + 2.50 for a ball bearing swivel + $1.00 for a VMC trebel hook it gets kinda pricey, plus it's a crap shoot whether you are going to find replacements.
How would you go about making a mold for these so you can pour your own? Can you use RTV silicone to make a mold for these? Were talking 12 ounces of lead here.
Also....one of the bad thind is that these jigs will bend when you opound the bottom. Cam you alloy say 10-20% Tin into the lead to make em less prone to bending?
Posted September 03 2003 - 1:03 PM
Posted September 03 2003 - 2:55 PM
Posted September 03 2003 - 4:09 PM
Posted September 03 2003 - 7:05 PM
Posted September 04 2003 - 6:49 AM
P.S. If you are using wheel weights, these are already alloyed and should be plenty hard enough. With a mold this size you should not have the problems you can run into with smaller molds.