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modifying jigs
« on: March 10, 2017, 04:41:56 PM »
I'm getting ready to leave for grand lake and I wanted something a little bit different when I get there so I pulled out some of my green jig heads and started painting them purple with a marker.  They looked OK, but then I thought back to something I read one time about using fingernail polish.  I quickly ran up and went through the wifes finger nail bucket and found a purple sparkle polish and the clear coat and ran back downstairs.  I did a bunch up and thought they looked great!  I've attached a pic of the first one I did which I thought turned out well, but some of the rest were even better!  Whats something you do to modify your jigs?

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Re: modifying jigs
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 04:56:21 PM »

Love that skirt, bb!  Definitely a good Mo. color.


If I'm fishing clear water, I paint (finger nail polish) the heads of several jigs as close to green pumpkin as possible. If it's not a deep, clear lake, the jigs get painted black.


Also, the claws on a bag of trailers will get a touch of chartreuse as will a few of the skirt ends.


Other than that, the weed guard might get trimmed a little, but nothing much more.

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Re: modifying jigs
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 06:23:53 AM »
Well since I make my own from scratch I guess all of mine or maybe none of mine are modified depending on how you look at it.  What ever my little pea sized brain can come up with I will attempt to concoct.  There are way too many variables to discuss because of all of the size and color combinations that I use.
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Re: modifying jigs
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 07:43:55 AM »
I often trim my skirts and then I trim the weed guard. After I trim the weed guards I spread them out side to side a bit. The last thing I do with my jigs is open the hook bend a skoach so that the hook point is pointed up slightly. I only change it's angle by a few degrees.

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Re: modifying jigs
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 10:16:03 AM »
Yep, I spread the weed guard, too.

Ha! Like jiffy wrote, there are a lot of variables. Gonna forget something for sure in a reply. Lol!

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Re: modifying jigs
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 07:17:10 PM »
The jig worked great on grand lake today!  Paired it with a big bite swimming craw and was able to manage several fish on a very tough day!

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Re: modifying jigs
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 07:29:48 PM »
Hey buzz glad you got out there and caught some fish. Did you do a report with some   :D

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Re: modifying jigs
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2017, 07:52:43 PM »
Excellent, buzz! Any pics?

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Re: modifying jigs
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 07:09:51 PM »
Well since I make my own from scratch I guess all of mine or maybe none of mine are modified depending on how you look at it.  What ever my little pea sized brain can come up with I will attempt to concoct.  There are way too many variables to discuss because of all of the size and color combinations that I use.
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