Screw jig

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Screw jig

Postby RhettWheeler » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:53 pm

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9CdYFHr9fS9tfJd97

Little jig project I’ve been working on. Wanted versatile rigging options. Or maybe I’m just a weirdo who designs jigs without hooks. The world may never know.
Poured the heads in resin, tungsten weighted the chin, foil, copic, epoxy. It’s like a medium sink rate jighead. Slow rolls great.
Crimped on an inline single hook with a hand tied modified keeper so it seats as a tophook.
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Re: Screw jig

Postby RhettWheeler » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:27 am

"Fear not the man who knows 10,000 kicks but has practiced them one time. Fear the man who knows one kick and has practiced it 10,000 times."
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Re: Screw jig

Postby dahlberg » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:40 pm

Those look great and, as the guy who tests the blades on the Forged in Fire show says, That blade will cut!!"
thanks for sharing!
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Re: Screw jig

Postby RhettWheeler » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:29 am

https://photos.app.goo.gl/R85FGezSeGeGgkAM8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Y15ik2bpGtRfbuFs6

Here’s a larger version I designed- I’ll get a nice swim video when the weather improves. The body in the pic is what I’m leaning towards. Ignore the hook presentation on it- when fishing id possibly use a larger hook further back. I was seeing how a stubby body would work on the head. Seems like something in the 5”+ range works a lot better. Anyway. I plan to make a perfect body to go with the jig. Looking forward to playing with it this spring. Nice little slow roll bait.
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Re: Screw jig

Postby Caja » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:07 pm

Cool design, hook gets weak just replace Hardware nice
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Re: Screw jig

Postby dahlberg » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:47 am

I like it! I played with similar ideas when i was first developing Mr Whiggley. You might try recessing the body into the back of the head slightly allowing the gill plates to over lap the plastic body.
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Re: Screw jig

Postby RhettWheeler » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:30 am

Caja- Exactly I wanted something the end user could easily modify to suit their presentation. The idea for me started w clipping the hook off of a regular jighead and “pegging” a soft plastic swimbait body. The issue was I had to use glue to fix the bodies! That’s where the oversized centering pin comes in handy. I found that it acts almost like a backbone in the bait too and gives a really cool tight swim and body roll. I love just regular jigs with a little paddle tail- but the hook shank seems to trash the bodies after a few fish. So I figured something that would allow the hook to swing independently from the body helps. I’m all for line thrus on certain baits- but decides why not give this a try instead.

Larry- thanks for the advice. Still in the early stages of design on this but I’m encouraged by your kind words and tips. Always helpful!
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