Thanks for all the PMs and even a few calls. I think I have it covered now.
Pope, CV actually mentored me some when I was getting started and my box full of his jigs certainly inspired me along the way.
make yourself some lure knockers ! You'll save a lot of jigs! Finch nasty lures makes a good simple design. I use them on crappie jigs and bass lures! I've saved an absolute fortune!!
Skeeter, X10 on that! I buy these off Amazon, $13 bucks for 36 3/4oz knockers.
9 times out of 10 I'll successfully retrieve a hung jig!