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 Post subject: jig eye
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:13 pm 
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something i do that may help others
when i go to paint the jig heads i usually lay out several heads to paint at one time
as i heat the heads and dip them into the paint sometimes the line tie eye on the jig
fills with paint. While the jig is still hot i will pick up another jig i have laying on the table
and use the hook point of that jig to poke into the eye that is filled with paint and just wobble
that hook point from side to side and it clears the hole good and takes little time.


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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:17 am 
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I use my jigs from walmart and academy and the eyes are always covered so i use a straight pin to clear them ; never thought of using the other jig , thanks
that there is pretty ingenios o rmaybe iam jsut not very smart :mrgreen: :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:25 pm 
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that is where i learned it was out on the water and had nothing in the boat to get the paint
out of the eye on those academy jig heads. The jig point will even open the cold paint takes
a little more effort.


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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
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When painting jig heads, I use forceps to grasp the eye and cover it. After paining and re-heating, never any paint in the eyes.

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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:37 pm 
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Craphac wrote:
When painting jig heads, I use forceps to grasp the eye and cover it. After paining and re-heating, never any paint in the eyes.

Yeap....

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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:16 pm 
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i use forceps also but never covered the eye didnt want to paint the forceps when i dipped the head


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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:24 pm 
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OK you guys. Just don't dip the eye in the powder paint!!! Loosen the powder by inverting the jar (with the lid on) and tip it so one edge of the powder is just below the jar lip. Then heat the jig head with the forceps on the hook bend. Pick up the paint jar, tilt it towards you (without spilling), and lower the jig head into the paint with the hook shank touching the edge of the jar. Move the head back and forth sideways and the loose paint will swirl over the jig head without coating the eye. Takes a little practice, but soon becomes easy. SK, should be easy in your fluid beds.

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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:30 pm 
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if your not getting the heads hot enough the paint chips off very easy when in use.


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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Curing the paint helps with the paint chipping....

Might have to give that a try Dutch...

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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:26 pm 
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So many ways, now I am really confused :shock: :o :shock: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:58 am 
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Guess i have used many store bought jigs with chipped paint and no eyes and they still manage to catch some fishes :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:17 pm 
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I have caught more crappie on unpainted heads than i have on the painted ones.

I think the painted one just catch more fishermen . The fish do not seem to mind

if they have paint or not.


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 Post subject: Re: jig eye
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:19 am 
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Is kind ah like eatting shrimp , nobody I know eats the head. :shock:

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