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Building the swing jig
« on: January 12, 2015, 11:56:09 AM »
My wife bought me the Do-It swing jig mold with sizes 1/8 to 7/16 football heads.  This mold is designed for the Mustad EWG 38104 worm hook in sizes 3/0 to 8/0.  I own any of those hooks and don't even know what an 8/0 hook looks like.  I got it from Barlows and should have ordered some hooks but didn't know about the specification (Barlow's also has the best prices on those hooks).

When I got the mold and read the hook specification I was kind of sad.  So I decided to go to the garage and see what I could come up with.  I found that any worm hook that would lay flat on the mold would fit the clips and allow the mold to close.  Any hook that was hanging over would not work.

So what I did was use a 1/2 piece of mdf to level the mold because of the handle design.  Then I placed another piece of mdf to make a shelf for the extending hooks.




I used several different sizes and styles of hooks that I have on hand and they all worked.  Below is a sampling of the different hooks that I used.  I couldn't decide how to tell the sizes so I painted each size (no matter the shape) the same color.  I have used 1/0, 2/0, 3,0 and 4/0 hooks.  I'll just have to wait a few more months to give then a try and see what works best.  Meanwhile I'm going to try to keep from ordering hundreds of hooks and making up hundreds of heads like I have with every other thing I have ever bought.







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Offline joessmokin

Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 02:40:04 PM »
EL098BPEagle ClawLAZER MAGWORM, X-WIDE GAP, PLATINUM BLACK
 
Jig Man those look great. Above is the hook I used and bout at Captain hooks. I also found some 8/0 Mustad worm hooks at Acadey that I put on the 1 1/4 oz. I got a tip that if you have another do-it mold to lay it next to it to suport the hooks, I found this work out great for me. I am wait on more clips to arrive now. I will post some photos tonight with the 8/0 hook.
 
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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 05:19:57 PM »
Jig Man,
Here is a photo of 1 1/4 oz swing jigs with an 8/0 on top, 6/0 in the center and 5/0 on the bottom. In the photo you can see how putting another mold next to the swing jig mold suport the hooks.

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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2015, 06:40:11 PM »
Thanks for the tip Joe.  I hadn't thought about another mold and had some scrap mdf that is working out for now.  What size baits are you going to use with those big hooks?

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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 08:46:11 AM »
Jig Man,
I have some 13" worms I am going to try this summer along with some saltwater plastic baits. Last year was all about huge baits so I am going to try some stuff I used growing up fishing in Washington State. I want to get a fish tank and see how some of the baits float.
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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2015, 02:48:15 PM »
Sounds like a plan to me.

BTW:  If you decide you want to try some of the smaller ones we can probably work out a trade.  Mike at Seibert Outdoors and I have done this kind of thing off and on when one of us wanted to try something and not invest in a mold before hand.  Once in a while we even swapped molds or sold the other one we weren't using.

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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2015, 05:41:32 PM »
Great looking jigs guys, keep up the good work. Would love to try one, just gotta find one in an unleaded version.

Good luck, let me know how you make out with them this year.

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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2015, 06:20:08 PM »
Great looking jigs guys, keep up the good work. Would love to try one, just gotta find one in an unleaded version.

Good luck, let me know how you make out with them this year.

You might find them at Seibert Outdoors.  Mike try to keep abreast of current trends.

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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2015, 07:05:46 PM »
Jig Man,
That would be great. I am going to pour around 300 at least that's how maney clips I have. What size would you like and hook size.
 
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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2015, 10:04:21 PM »
Jig Man,
That would be great. I am going to pour around 300 at least that's how maney clips I have. What size would you like and hook size.
 
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It is way too early to tell as I haven't used any and probably won't for quite a while.

Is that Eagle Claw EL098BP a light or heavy wire hook?  They only cost about 1/2 as much as the Mustad 38104BLN.

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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2015, 08:00:38 AM »
Jig Man,
The Eagle Claw EL098BP is more of a medium wire hook. I layed it between my heavy wire jig hook and light wire shakeyhead hooks for a referance. They are sharp my fingers will let you know ;)
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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2015, 08:13:49 AM »
Jig Man,
The Eagle Claw EL098BP is more of a medium wire hook. I layed it between my heavy wire jig hook and light wire shakeyhead hooks for a referance. They are sharp my fingers will let you know ;)
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OK, Good.  I've been trying to decide between the two and I think I'll go with the E. C.  I don't really see a need for the heavier wire hooks where I fish.  The largest bass I had last year came on a #2 light wire hook with a cut down Charlie Brewer's slider grub using 8/1 braid and my lightest rod.

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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2015, 09:39:54 AM »
Jig Man they look awesome. Great job and the colors too.
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Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2015, 01:33:25 PM »
Thanks ski.  I am using the colors to help me remember hook size until I have a chance to fish them in a couple of months.

Offline Nitrofreak

Re: Building the swing jig
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2015, 06:09:42 PM »
Friggin AWESOME !!
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