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Home Made Ice Jigs
« on: December 21, 2013, 12:45:48 AM »
So I had some time to burn and created some of my own ice jigs.  Has some tiny egg hooks and other snell hooks.  I used small lead split shot and pliers to mold and form the jig body.  I also melted a lead weight in some tinfoil over the stoves so it was about 1 mm sheet thick.  Used this to mold around the hooks as well.  Once my shapes were fashioned I painted them with a base layer of white nail polish, then color layers following.  Finished off with a few coats of clear coat.  So Here are the final products and I'll have to try them out and see how they work now.



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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 12:59:43 AM »
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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 08:09:35 AM »
They look very interesting Brandon,, some good colours happening. I can't see why most any of them wouldn't work.


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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 08:48:56 AM »
Looks good Brandon, let us know which ones work the best for you.

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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 12:30:29 PM »

I made a trout jig the other day.  I'll have to try again to get a picture of it.

I know that trout eat a lot of "beetles"  Water beetles and terrestrials that end up in the water.  So I am always looking for a "beetle" pattern.

I hot glued a coffee bean onto a small lead head jig and it has a real beetle look to it.

It may theoretically fall outside the definition of a "non-bait" lure and be considered bait.  After all most trout are looking for a cup of coffee in the morning.

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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 08:47:04 AM »
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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 06:00:16 PM »
maybe set up a new product that features The Fishing Doctor Adventures ultra-light fishin tackle. ;)

Yeah I'm thinking about it.  We will see.  Maybe someday I'll have my own line of lures, haha!
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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 06:32:32 PM »
Brandon, can you recommend a good underwater camera. Thx!

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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 12:10:48 AM »
Brandon, can you recommend a good underwater camera. Thx!


Well to tell you the truth I don't know a whole lot about them now.  Got an Aquavu when they started to come out, now we hardly use it.  I'm much more into the MarCum Flasher.  From guys underwater video I see on Youtube I think the MarCum underwater cameras are pretty good.  Some of them have four cameras so you can see in every direction without spinning.  If I was to buy a camera again I'd either get the flasher camera combo by MarCum (expensive) or the camera with four lenses so you can see in every direction. 

Sorry I'm not much good with camera selection.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 09:42:19 AM »
I was wondering about the Omni directional cameras. I think they would be much more convenient. Time to do some research, thanx for your input Brandon!

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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 10:07:41 AM »
Looks like you had some fun. I have made my own jigs in the same way you have and had good success. I must say my paint job was much more rudimentary in comparison to yours though.

I can't really tell from the photo's but you might run into gap problems on a couple of them. i.e. the space between the point of the hook and the shaft is quite small looking on some. This could lead to poor hook up ratios. You might be able to fix this by opening up the hook a bit or twisting the pointy (upward curving) part so it is no longer in line with the shaft.

Either way I would be interested in how they work out for you.

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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 12:14:51 PM »
Nicely done...Painted with nail polish, has your wife noticed it missing yet...lol
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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2014, 12:49:21 AM »
Looks like you had some fun. I have made my own jigs in the same way you have and had good success. I must say my paint job was much more rudimentary in comparison to yours though.

I can't really tell from the photo's but you might run into gap problems on a couple of them. i.e. the space between the point of the hook and the shaft is quite small looking on some. This could lead to poor hook up ratios. You might be able to fix this by opening up the hook a bit or twisting the pointy (upward curving) part so it is no longer in line with the shaft.

Either way I would be interested in how they work out for you.

Yeah a few of the gaps are pretty small I realize that.  I guess we'll see how they were.  Some of these are pretty much works of art that eventually I'll lose to the fish gods haha!  Hopefully I'll get to give them more of a try later.

My wife doesn't miss her nail polish, I even bought more colors.  For some reason she seems to support my habbit!  I guess she figures I've worked are I should get to play hard.  I love her.  Wouldn't trade her for the world. 
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Re: Home Made Ice Jigs
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2014, 10:02:08 PM »

I like the idea of putting eyes on the hook end.  Most fish like to swallow other fish head first and so I reckon they go for the eye end.

It is frustrating to be looking down the hole and see a fish move in and bite at the line end and not get the hook in its mouth.