- Manufacturer of jigs with your hands
- The lure is made from lead pellets
- Jig with hook, made of brass
- The advantages and disadvantages of home-made jigs
What is a jig? This little sinker with a certain color and form, which was mounted hook and a hole for fishing line. Jigs are used as artificial bait for fish. For production use a variety of alloys and metals.
In this article we will talk about a homemade jig, let us examine a few ways to make them, compare homemade and bought jig.
Manufacturer of jigs with your hands
Now we will consider several types of jigs that you can do at home, as well as methods for their manufacture. For these jigs is willing to react as perch and roach.
The lure is made from lead pellets
For manufacture of the pellets required a minimum of tools, namely: a lead pellet of the required weight, the hook (on how to choose the right size, see just below), a thin awl or needle and a soldering iron.
Take a pellet in the middle and pierce it with a thin awl (a needle) through.
Next, you will need to give the pellet cone shape. To do this, you need a smooth surface, the friction which is strong enough. As such a surface, you can use the back of the tile or table, the surface of which spread out sandpaper.
When the bullet was about the same as in the photo, you need to trim the edges of the pieces with needle files, then you can proceed to the next step. With the thick end of the pellets make a puncture obliquely (see photo right). Through this hole you will be putting the future of the jig on the line.
Now about the hook. View the workpiece jigs and pick up a hook, the width of which is approximately a quarter morethan the diameter of the body of the jig. Now cut the hook ring and solder solder acid residue of the forearm.
Just in case in the location where you will slide the fishing line, before soldering, insert the wire, which is not amenable to soldering. Good wire made of tungsten or plain old rusty steel piece of wire or a nail.
Solder a hook to the body of the jig is necessary so that the stinger hook was looking at the point of attachment of the lure to a fishing line, or at least were close to it. Then you have to wash my lures with soap and water.
If necessary, the jig can be painted in any color. For staining of the jig there are many ways. For example, can be immersed jig for a couple of hours in a solution of potassium permanganate, the temperature of which is approximately 60 degrees Celsius. Couple of hours later the jig will be dark brown. The result can be seen below.
Jig with hook, made of brass
Copper – the material is relatively heavy, and it is possible to obtain a good jig. For and the manufacture of jigs you will need copper wire (diameter approximately 3 mm), hook, a file or hacksaw, soldering iron.
Taking a small piece of copper wire, with a file give it a conical shape. Further, using a hacksaw, make a well in the cone relative to its generatrix. The body of the jig are ready.
Next, prepare the hook. Select it is necessary long. Solder the shank with the help of soldering acid.
Solder the hook to the body jig. Next, rinse the lures in soapy water and Polish her copper piece. The jig is ready. Optionally, you can wear the beads or lead bead, to add to the heavy jig.
Another option is making the jig you can see in this video where the author talks about the making of baitless jigs. In addition to the regular production version of the jig, this video shows the many tools that will come in handy while working on a homemade jig.
The advantages and disadvantages of home-made jigs
Many probably had the question: why engage in the manufacture of jigs, if the store has a jig of any size, characteristics, shapes, made of any desired material, both branded and artisanal? Opinions on this subject differ. Some experienced fish make the jig yourself or buy them from the masters, others deny the benefit of home-made jigs and use only the brand purchased.
The advantage of homemade lures that you decide all the parameters of the jig, making it for myself. Not all of the purchase jig will meet your requirements. Disadvantages of homemade jigs can appear only due to insufficient experience in their production.
The theme of the manufacture of jigs is very extensive, and each fisherman has his own experience in this matter. And what are some tips for making jigs would give you?