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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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Re: modifying jigs
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2017, 07:21:24 PM »
I don't know that I can add a lot to this thread with all the great info already posted but I do the same as most, trimming the skirt, the weedguard, etc...

Other things I'll do is I always carry a magic marker with me because sometimes I want to change the profile of a jig head just a bit, to do that I'll file on the lead, either to change the fall rate or to help it do something else such as skip, then I'll use the marker to cover the lead, this works especially well if you don't have a large assortment jigs or extra rods for several different applications, another that I do is dye with a Q-tip, the Q-tip allows me the freedom to place the dye in specific areas as highlights on the skirt as well as the trailer.
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