Jig head with his hands

Over the last 10-15 years jig baits became popular. This secret is their versatility, reasonable price and quite high efficiency.

With the aim of increasing range of baits and reduce their cost, many anglers prefer to make jig heads with their hands. Each reservoir has its own characteristics that affect the success of fishing. The bottom topography, required casting distance, type of fish – this is an incomplete list of conditions that must be considered when selecting jig heads. We offer the range does not always satisfy the demands of the spinning and the optimal lure is easier to make in the offseason himself.

There are many ways to manufacture this type of bait, but they are all based on the casting of the necessary forms made of lead or similar material.

Many anglers casting jig heads use molds consisting of two parts, under a certain weight and thickness of the wire. But the manufacture of gear this way takes a lot of time and appropriate skills. Given the fact that for each weight of the lure it is necessary to make a separate form, and they tend over time to come into disrepair, the procedure is quite tedious. Molds jig heads are made mostly from gypsum. Sometimes quantities are used in the form of potatoes or wood, but these molds for jig heads quickly come into disrepair and require replacement.

As a result of long experimentation and testing of finished products there is a more simple method of manufacture of jig heads. Its essence is that the form is not made of two parts, and made its impression in the plaster.

Picking up the required capacity, it is filled with a plaster solution. The size of the form depends on the number of simultaneously produced.

The specimen is lubricated by oil and in a solution of plaster to make impressions for future heads. In order to correctly calculate the weight of the jig head. prints better to do ball gruselle in such a way that the product will be two times lighter. For this purpose you can use other dies, such as ball bearings or the purchase of ball heads.


After the form is frozen, it is ready to use. The advantage of this shape is its durability and convenience. The finished products are well shaped and easily removed.

Hooks for jig heads with this method of manufacture can be used as both special and ordinary. To conventional hook with stainless steel wire fasten the lug at an angle of 90 and he is ready for the manufacture of the head. The wire which is wound on the hooks in the future will serve for the attachment of bait.

If necessary, this wire can be fabricated lugs locks which then will be filled in sinkers.

Preparing all the necessary details of the product can begin their casting. If it is to produce one product, the hook or eyelet can hold with pliers. And in order to pour several heads is better to make special holders, in which to fasten the hooks or lugs.

On a gas stove, or using a special heating pads, in a copper saucepan heats up the required amount of lead and they fill in the form.

After the product was frozen, the wire is twisted around the hook and is clipped.

Equipped with Twister jig head shown below.

This method of manufacture allows for several hours to make a tackle, not a fishing trip, but for the entire season. Fishing jig head made with his own hands – a pleasure.


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