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Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? #12564019
01/04/18 06:13 PM
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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?

Re: Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? [Re: Fly chef] #12565244
01/05/18 03:59 PM
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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.

Last edited by REDGUN; 01/05/18 04:00 PM.
Re: Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? [Re: Fly chef] #12565273
01/05/18 04:18 PM
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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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Re: Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? [Re: Fly chef] #12565282
01/05/18 04:27 PM
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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?

Re: Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? [Re: Fly chef] #12565664
01/05/18 10:32 PM
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Kaufman...kind of.
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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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Re: Does anyone pour there own Horsehead Jigs? [Re: Fly chef] #12566240
01/06/18 02:02 PM
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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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