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    Default Another new jig. Kachemak Candy!

    So I just got these painted and was wondering what you all think about them?
    These my wife calls Kachemak Candy.
    They are 10oz,12oz,and 16oz.
    They all have glow eyes where the edge of the 3D eye glows.
    The orange,blue and white glow and have a coating of UV blast. The silver looking ones are a Chrome powder paint.
    I tried adding UV blast over the chrome but it dulled it quite a bit so the other chrome ones didn't get the UV coating.
    I think the orange ones may work well for Lingcod as they look like a Juvenile yelloweye rockfish.



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    I think they look pretty darn good. Would love to try that orange one out for you
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    They all look great. The ones with the blue or green on top, fading into white pearl glow catch my eye the most, but that orange one looks like it would really work on the lings! These are as big as I would ever use in PWS, if you need anything bigger, either too much current or wind for me!

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    Love 'em. I'm partial to the blue/white/glows. I fish a ton of jigs in the 7-9 oz. class and always wish for just another oz. or two. Really cool.


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    Chris,
    Those are some sweet looking jigs.
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    Those oughta kill some fish! I'm also a fan of the blue/white and green/white color scheme.
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    Default Nice!!!!

    I like.....where'd you get the mold? Id like to add it to my arsenal!
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    Just when I said I was done buying jigs of all sorts for this year...

    So I'll ask the question, you plan on selling any ?
    When all else fails...ask your old-man.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Hunter View Post
    I like.....where'd you get the mold? Id like to add it to my arsenal!
    This mold was made by master mold maker Shawn Collins. It is a CNC mold and top quality.
    Of course being a Shawn Collins mold it isn't cheap. This is not a cheapo sandcast mold so like I said be prepared to spend some $$$.
    I have over 20 molds now between the weight molds and jig molds. I'm at the point where Custom or Semi-custom molds like this one are calling to me. Nothing wrong with a do-it or a Hilts mold and I own lots of those but for ALaska sized stuff especialy the butterfly or slab style over 9oz they require something not mass produced.
    Post up some pics of your jigs for us all to see. It is always interesting to see what different people make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKArcher View Post
    Just when I said I was done buying jigs of all sorts for this year...

    So I'll ask the question, you plan on selling any ?
    Yes I might sell a few to cover the cost of my molds and such. I need to talk with the powers that be here about the fees and such. I also need to come up with some pricing. Looking at Wally world last night I was suprised what some of their jigs cost.
    What in particular interests you? I can make plenty of these.
    I have a bunch of other stuff I make in similiar sizes as well.
    Have you ever fished a Torpedo jig? Those are killer on the Halibut for me. I can post up a pic of one of those if you are interested.
    Torpedo shaped with a double skirt wired on 14oz on this one. I also make 2 bigger sizes.
    I changed the hooks and rigging on these but this should give you an idea about what I am talking about.
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    Chris
    If you're going to start selling this stuff don't forget to account for the 10% manufacturers excise tax you will need to remit to the IRS on your sales.

    Don't want the "Man" coming after you!!!

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    I bet Chris meant "donations" are accepted.
    Of course Michael Strahan will want his cut too!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    Chris
    If you're going to start selling this stuff don't forget to account for the 10% manufacturers excise tax you will need to remit to the IRS on your sales.

    Don't want the "Man" coming after you!!!
    Thanks Dave. Yeah that's why you don't see me trying to sell this stuff retail.
    That and I don't want to spend all my free time making lures.
    I need to fish them as well.
    A few small sales err "donations" for some of my excess lures to help offset some of my mold costs would be nice though.
    Lots of paperwork and hassle in dealing with the tax stuff.
    So I mostly make stuff for family and friends.

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    OK guys I have a new custom mold on order so I guess I have been talked into selling a few jigs.
    For those who have asked or sent me a PM I have made the arrangements with Michael Strahan to sell a few jigs via the forum.
    I plan on doing a limited production of my most popular jigs and selling them on the swap and sell forum.
    I am on the slope right now at work so it will be 2 or 3 weeks then you will see them listed there.
    Once they are gone I won't have any more for sale as I am not a full fledged lure company and dont intend to become one.
    Thanks for the interest,
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    So I finally decided to just do it and order another Kachemak Candy jig mold.
    The new mold will make the exact same jigs but in smaller sizes. The new mold makes 1,2,3,4,6,and 8oz size jigs.
    I am thinking some of these sizes will work good for Salmon and Rockfish.
    When I get a few made I will post some pics.
    Instead of a single assist hook some of these may be rigged with a split ring and hook (single or treble?)off the bottom eye. Would that be a good alternative or should I stick with assist hooks on these smaller jigs? Maybe even go with a few of each in my tackle box?
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    Kasilof, I have no ideas on the hook ideas but must say those jigs look great. The butt jigs look like cod killers! Probably minimal snagging bottom too for us that fish rocks daily. Great job.
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    Or try this under swap and sell

    "Looking to trade....2 Kachemak Candy jigs for a small green piece of paper with a portrait of Andrew Jackson on it.".......Wha'ts "the man" to say to that?

    That yelloweye set looks really good. If you have the capability, I'd gladly see if Juneau butt, rocks and lings find it tasty.....and I'll even trade you a few Andrew Jackson portraits.

    Nice work,

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    Thanks for the compliments guys.
    I made a deal with Michael Strahan to sell a few on here in the Sawp and Sell forum. I am on the slope at work right now so it will have to wait a few more days.
    Maybe Sunday or Monday I will start taking requests and then Wednesday and Thursday I will start molding jigs and getting them completed.
    I'll probably only make 20 or so of each of the 3 current sizes of this jig then 20 or so Cook Inlet candy jigs and the same for the 14 oz Torpedo jigs.
    Hopefully that is enough to keep people who want aome happy and allow me to pay for the last 2 molds I ordered. These Custom and Semi-custom molds are not cheap but the end product is awsome.
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    OK I got some jigs for sale posted in the swap and sell forum. Get em while you can as I only have a limited number for sale.
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    So I got my new kachemak candy mold in the other day. This mold makes 1,2,3,4,6,and 8 oz jigs.
    I really think these smaller sizes will work great for Rockfish and even Salmon.
    The ones in this pic are 4oz,6oz,8oz,and the big one is 16oz.
    I did them all in a Chrome powder paint. Tried out some different 3D eyes in some of these.
    Any ideas on how I should rig one of these for salmon trolling or jigging?
    Let me know what you thnk of them.



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