The plan to do this came from Kayakerinkeywest on this discussion board. He has a couple of quite very good video clips on exactly where to buy the blank jigs and then prepping them for fishing. I just kicked it up a notch from what he was doing and included glass or doll eyes.
I located that the very best way to paint a lot of them was to put them shut jointly on newspaper, and do all of one colour at a time. The kinds that have a colored stripe on just on side have been stacked in a row on one edge. that way the spray paint only hit the prime portion of each jig in the row.
I’ve produced guide hooks for all of these jigs utilizing 250 pound Kevlar line and weighty obligation brief shank offset hooks ranging from 2/ for the small jigs up to eight/ on the huge kinds.
Far still left row = Hammered jigs (8oz / 228 Gram) The base 4 have silver backs. Center 4 have purple backs and the prime 2 have black backs. Mainly because these heaviest jigs will be use in deep water, and colour disappears in deep water, black colour will make the very best silhouette. Black and darkish purple really should be the most seen underneath three hundred ft. In low light ailments even shallower. Appear up Kayakerinkeywest’s movie on light penetration and it result on colour.
The rest of the jigs are proven in pairs. Each and every pair displays the colours on each side of that jig.
2nd row from still left: Decrease set (6oz / 171 Gram) Kinda involving velocity jigs and flat fall jigs. Upper component of row are 4oz jigs.
third row from still left: (4oz/ 114 Gram) Also kinda involving velocity jigs and flat fall jigs. The darkish colour in this row, and rows to the right, is purple, not black.
2 much right rows: ( 2oz / 57 Gram and 1oz / 28 gram) Herring style jigs. I was believe that these may possibly do the job for fish hanging all around the reef in less than 80ft of water. Searching ahead to attempting these when I see marks on the finder but will not want to anchor up and chum for them.
I produced various duplicates of lots of of these that I thought would be favorites.