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    So I just got some new molds in the other day. Being as family matters have kept me home and not out fishing as intended I decided to cast a few and see how they turned out.
    For the record these are NOT FOR SALE!
    I am really liking these CNC molds. They cast real nice and are just a joy to work with. I also like how the finished product turns out.
    I am really liking these jigs.
    First I made some of the Cook Inlet Candy jigs in the smaller sizes 16 and 20 oz. There are now three sizes of this jig 16,20,and 25oz.
    I found the 2 tone paint to be my favorite so I tried several colors over the base of super glow white. Super glow blue, green, orange and then a candy purple.
    I also added some die cuts and ladderbacks to a few of them.


    I also made some vertical squid heads. The mold makes 1,1.5,2,3,4,5,and6oz jigs.


    What do you think? Will the fish eat these or what?
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    I'm diggin the squuid head jigs... I'd be all over these if I saw them in the store! 6oz please... LOL
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    I agree with Swissy. Those 6 oz look amazing. Also, I regret getting some of the big 25 oz candy's awhile back. I've been hearing too much good stuff about them. Great looking jigs from the Roust-A-Bout workshop.
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    Think these are effective out on the beach?

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    Sorry Chris, this looks like a reject batch. Send them to me for proper disposal.

    What do you think? Will the fish eat these or what?

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    They look great! The vertical squid heads in 6 OZ would be killer!
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    Sorry I mis-posted the previous pics are horizontal squid jigs. I did also paint up some vertical squids though.
    If you had to pick which would you prefer vertical or horizontal?
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    They both sure look great. But I think I'd fish the horizontal type. But man those verticals sure do look like they'd swim pretty realistic too. Are those bottom hooks swinging or solid like the horizontals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    They both sure look great. But I think I'd fish the horizontal type. But man those verticals sure do look like they'd swim pretty realistic too. Are those bottom hooks swinging or solid like the horizontals?
    They are a free swinging hook attached via split ring.
    I was thinking bucktail would look nice on either of these but the hoochies are so much simpler.
    Plus they are cheaper and easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    They are a free swinging hook attached via split ring.
    Manoman, is that ever important. On jigs with a siwash crimped right to the jig ring, I've had halibut twist open the siwash. And not all that big a halibut. I also have come to believe I lose fewer fish with the split rings, even if the hook doesn't fail.Never an issue with split rings, so long as they're good rings. I have had cheap split rings pull open, but never the good ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    Manoman, is that ever important. On jigs with a siwash crimped right to the jig ring, I've had halibut twist open the siwash. And not all that big a halibut. I also have come to believe I lose fewer fish with the split rings, even if the hook doesn't fail.Never an issue with split rings, so long as they're good rings. I have had cheap split rings pull open, but never the good ones.
    I concur...whenever I can I put a swivel between the lure and the hook to stop all of the leverage.


    Really nice paint work Chris and I do believe the horizontal squid will fish great too. All of your creations seem to be fish catching machines.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    For the record these are NOT FOR SALE!
    Well that's like dangle'n a carrot in front of a bunch of wasky wabbits. Why do you insist on teasing us so much...???!!!...........lol

    Look great...!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    Manoman, is that ever important. On jigs with a siwash crimped right to the jig ring, I've had halibut twist open the siwash. And not all that big a halibut. I also have come to believe I lose fewer fish with the split rings, even if the hook doesn't fail.Never an issue with split rings, so long as they're good rings. I have had cheap split rings pull open, but never the good ones.
    That's why I only use American made split rings. Mostly Roscoe brand.
    I have some size 6 in a 2x strong that I really like and I use them on my torpedo jigs. I bought a bag of 500 of those and they are rated for twice as much weight as a regular size 6. They have thicker wire that doesn't always work with the eyes on all my jigs though.
    I am not a big fan of siwash hooks either for the exact same reason.
    I use as many American made components as possible when making jigs. That is one of the benefits of making your own tackle. You can use better quality components than many of the store bought jigs.
    I don't like brass eyes in my jigs so I only use stainless steel eyes. sure they cost a bit more but they won't twist off like I have had happen with brass ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninja View Post
    Think these are effective out on the beach?
    I don't know how they would do on the beach.
    How would a guy fish these off the beach? Cast out and reel them in slowly maybe?
    We will have to meet up someday and I'll give you one to try.
    I think I'll stick to my surfcast weights I just made and a chunk of bait.
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    My wife thinks this looks better without the reflective die cut on it. I'm thinking the same way but I had to see what you guys think.
    Do you guys think adding reflective tape or a reflective die cut to a jig in anyway makes a lure look/work better?

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    I don't think it would hurt in most cases. Your jigs are already pretty bright though at depth due to their UV coating and/or glow in the dark paint. On dark days it just may be the ticket though.


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