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I sat down and played with some new jig skirts the other day. I had also bought some new powder paint in a dark purple. These are what I came up with.

The first jig, a 3/8 oz. Arky style head without a skirt, has a 5/0 Mustad Ultra Point in it, and is powder painted orange with some greenpumpkin. I was experimenting with powder paints in two colors.

The other Arky heads are 1/2 oz., one painted purple, the other greenpumpkin, and molded with a Trokar 4/0 hook.  They're dressed with skirts that are purple & greenpumpkin.

The Brush jig is 3/8 oz., painted watermelon, and has a Mustad Ultra Point in 5/0. The skirt is blue with watermelon tips.

All the skirts are tied on, and have some glitter in them.  :)





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Looks good Big Jim.

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Very nice work as always Jim. Are you gluing the weed-guards in after pouring the lead and powder coating?
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Very nice work as always Jim. Are you gluing the weed-guards in after pouring the lead and powder coating?

Thanks Steve! Yes,  I pour, then powder paint, and use teflon pins to keep the holes clear of the powder. Then epoxy the weed guards in place after I tie on the skirts if I'm adding a skirt. That way the weed guard is not damaged by the heat from pouring or the painting, and not in my way while tying the skirts.  :)

I also have silicone caps, and teflon tape that I use to keep the hook eyes clean while painting. Although some jigs, like the brush jig with the eye recessed in the lead, it's not possible to cover the hook eye, so they get painted. I stick pieces of round, wood toothpicks in the eye to keep them open, and remove them before curing the paint.
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Nice looking jigs. I could catch bass on all those.  :) ;D

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Very nice work as usual Jim!!! ~c~ ~c~ ~c~
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