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TapOut64
12-12-2006, 03:49 PM
I know there's a tool out there somewhere that will remove the paint from jig eye holes, anyone have a link? Will it work on 1/16 and 1/32 jigs?

The Eyes Have It
12-12-2006, 03:52 PM
The eyebuster
made by Mertens Tackle

Backlash
12-12-2006, 03:55 PM
Wal Mart has several tools that can do that. I got one there years ago that looks like finger nail clippers with a little pin on it to poke into the eye holes. Also clips line. Probably under $2.00

guest01
12-12-2006, 03:57 PM
if its poweder coated an eye buster may not work but you can heat up a paper clip and push it through

deathb4disco
12-12-2006, 04:00 PM
safety pin

PanMan_VA
12-12-2006, 04:23 PM
http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=29673&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults

This will give you an excuse to come to our next VA crappie.com BPS/Hotters meeting.

slabsrus
12-12-2006, 04:44 PM
Mustad makes a tool called the JIG-EYE BUSTER. It comes with a 36" lanyard. It also comes in a multi pack with a couple other tools. They only retail for $2.49 at Jays Sporting Goods in Clare Michigan. I use it regularly and it really does a good job.

John Brower
12-12-2006, 05:51 PM
Grizzly Jig Has One, But The Shipping Would Kill You.

John B.

bama647
12-12-2006, 05:54 PM
ive been using a fish hook

IwishIdid
12-12-2006, 05:57 PM
I've used all of the above and they all work. The trick is to go on and clean a hundred or so while you're setting around so that you don't have to fiddle with them in the boat. Really good idea when it's freezing out on the water.

jlaughlin72
12-12-2006, 07:58 PM
Bill's sport shop has it, and an image for you too look at. Walmart has some cheap ones, little fingernail clipper looking thing with a pin on the end for painted eyes.
http://www.billssportshop.com/fishingaccessories/misc/misc12.html

hogster
12-12-2006, 08:12 PM
I use powder coat and after bakeing a eye buster wont work.So wally world had a pair of split ring pliers. They have a little hook on the jaw for opening slit rings,i filed the hook down so it fit though an eye hole and it works great.:D

haugboss
12-12-2006, 09:30 PM
this one works great even on hard paint
http://www.crappiepro.com/store/store_product_detail.cfm?Product_ID=16&Category_ID=7

justcrappie
12-13-2006, 05:03 AM
Try a Butane Pen.

papasage
12-13-2006, 06:47 AM
i use a hook point . that is what green carp hooks are good for :D

Crappisaurusrex
12-13-2006, 06:52 AM
pocket knife:D

hogfaninla
12-13-2006, 07:44 AM
another jig the same size works well

fishin3
12-13-2006, 08:13 AM
Rapalla makes one that you can get a "fishing necklace" as some would put it. It had a pair of clippers, hook file, and jig eye buster. I got one cause dentist keep getting on to me about biting the line with my teeth. Then also after about million times of putting a knife, or other hook in my finger trying to get the paint out I decide to get smart and get one of them. Not a real fast learn sometimes. Here is a link to it out of Bass Pro shop:

www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=30224&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults

skiptomylu
12-13-2006, 08:15 AM
All I know is when I paint a jig I try with all I have to clear the eye before it goes in the oven because after that it's one tuff thing to do.

TapOut64
12-13-2006, 12:27 PM
this one works great even on hard paint
http://www.crappiepro.com/store/store_product_detail.cfm?Product_ID=16&Category_ID=7

Looks like what I'm looking for. I've been using nail clippers but it's just too time consuming. I need something quick.

TapOut64
12-13-2006, 12:30 PM
http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=29673&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults

This will give you an excuse to come to our next VA crappie.com BPS/Hotters meeting.

I looked around last time I was there and didn't see that one. If it's 35 degrees with rain coming down in buckets and the wind blowing over 40mph I might just have to skip fishing that day and meet up with you guys. :D

PanMan_VA
12-13-2006, 06:53 PM
I looked around last time I was there and didn't see that one. If it's 35 degrees with rain coming down in buckets and the wind blowing over 40mph I might just have to skip fishing that day and meet up with you guys. :D

If they have any, they will be with the pliers and other tools near the saltwater stuff. I had to stop in 3 or 4 times before they had any on the rack.

Luremaker358
12-14-2006, 08:19 AM
When I panit them I clean them out before they dry. A&R Jigs always cleans out the hole when they paint all their lead heads, you can contact them at a_r_jigs@yahoo.com

Luremaker358
12-14-2006, 08:41 AM
A&R Jigs clean out all the eyes after they paint them. You don't have to worry about this while fishing.

skiptomylu
12-14-2006, 09:08 AM
There is some Loon Forceps that are good and have a eye clearing needle, but if the head is real close to the eye I don't think they will get close enough. But they do have a very sharp point in the jaws of the forceps.

Just scroll down a little and you will see them and the needle is near the back of the jaws and if I can get that over the eye it's a done deal.
http://www.loonoutdoors.com/loontools.html

old fuzzy
12-14-2006, 10:43 AM
just use another jig hook point,do'em on a off day and your done

slabcatcher
12-14-2006, 01:08 PM
check out www.crappiepro.com they have just what you are looking for. it is an eye cleaner, split ring tool and has a sharpening stone all in one. this is a nice tool. larry will have it to you in no time

gonefishingee
12-14-2006, 01:52 PM
Tap,
Are you painting them or are they bought?
I can tell ya how to keep them clean when painting with powder.
http://www.crappie.com/gr8vb3/showthread.php?t=27949

ReelFun
12-14-2006, 02:36 PM
I have the one PanMan posted and it works great. Used it on everything from the jigs with the eye real close to the powder coated. Love it, Don't know where I got it but probibly BPS.