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#12564019 - 01/04/18 12:13 PM Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs?
Fly chef Offline
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Registered: 02/21/13
Posts: 172
Loc: Temple Tx
Looking to learn how to pour my own jigs but don’t know if the cost would save me any money what’s your 2 cents?

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#12565244 - 01/05/18 09:59 AM Re: Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? [Re: Fly chef]
REDGUN Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 847
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: Fly chef
Looking to learn how to pour my own jigs but don’t know if the cost would save me any money what’s your 2 cents?


Making your own jigheads is fairly easy, but you would have to use/need a BUNCH of them, to make up for the start up cost's.

Lead melting pot: around $50-$60
mold: $35
hooks/swivels/blades: $30-$50
Lead: around $2 per lb (ebay)

I have the smaller pony head mold, but not the larger horse head. I have always just used a minnow/roundhead, when I need a heavier/bigger head.


Edited by REDGUN (01/05/18 10:00 AM)

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#12565273 - 01/05/18 10:18 AM Re: Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? [Re: Fly chef]
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Registered: 01/09/09
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Loc: Mesquite Texas
X2 I have both large and small molds ( add another $35.00 ) Some cavities are easy to fill and others are not. takes a lot of patience and time to learn all the ins and outs of jig making.
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#12565282 - 01/05/18 10:27 AM Re: Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? [Re: Fly chef]
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Ask yourself say in 3 months just how many you go through, I bet you when you figure all involved you will find it cheaper to buy them give MTPOCKETS a call, now if it what you want to do then go for it. Do you use 50 in 3 months?
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#12565664 - 01/05/18 04:32 PM Re: Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? [Re: Fly chef]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 4708
Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
If you want something not offered as far as color, size, or hook selection it's a slam dunk. I got started casting jig heads back in the '80's because I was easy to go through 100 a day fishing the rip-rap on the river.

I keep doing it because it gives me something to do. I do some lures that you're not going to find in stores.


The cost savings can be substantial. After covering startup costs a basic horse/pony head runs less than a quarter.
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#12566240 - 01/06/18 08:02 AM Re: Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? [Re: Fly chef]
don the angler Offline


Registered: 09/05/01
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Loc: Dallas,Texas,USA
I have been pouring jigs & slabs for 30+ years. Yes, you will save money in the long run, but I do it just because I enjoy it.
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