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    Does anyone make their own jig heads? If so is the price of the molds and time spent doing it cost effective. Any thoughts or input would be welcome.

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    Depends on how many you use. If just pouring for yourself I find the self satisfaction of pouring and painting my own then catching fish on my creation is well worth the cost. But if just using a few dozen a year it probably more cost effective to just buy from someone who sells a good quality jig.
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    Though I neglected to mention it before, type or style better served for crappie fishing. Looking at Do It Molds there is a confusing amount of molds available. Though I have my Own opinion, I have learned to temper it with advice and insight from others.

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    I haven't bought commercial made jigs in 40 years. A mold will last you a life time. I have molds that range from1/80 to 2 oz. When I pour I line them up and just pour. I don't care if I loose them. Hooks are around $.04 apiece and lead cost what your willing to pay for it. I bought some from a tire shop that had old grease barrel full of wheel weights. Had to go through and get the lead ones. Ended up 80# for $15. Most jigs end up costing about a dime a piece. With the cost of the paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crappieorbust View Post
    Does anyone make their own jig heads?
    Enough that there's a whole sub-forum devoted to it:

    https://www.crappie.com/crappie/pour...ting-jigheads/
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    No question in my mind that pouring your own is worth the cost and effort. I get the hook and size I want, when I want, painted like I want. Not something close I found at the store that was close to what I wanted. I also meet some nice folks when I give em a couple of what I make while leaning on the side of the boat at a ramp. You’ll find that you can do that when the cost is negligible. Many more benefits than one would think.
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