Author Topic: Ice Fishing Lead Mold.  (Read 669 times)

Online Mike J

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Re: Ice Fishing Lead Mold.
« Reply #15 on: 01/25/17 18:11 UTC »
I assume Tom is referring to the fact tungsten jigs are measured by width instead of weight and lead jigs are measured by weight.
What ever design the jig is I would like to see it be balanced so that it hangs perfectly horizontal. I think most of us that ice fish know that panfish can be super picky in winter and many times if the jig is tilted any away from horizontal at all they want nothing to do with it. 
The way most of us combat this is by tying a tight knot to hold the jig how we want it. It would be real nice to not have to real up and adjust the position after a missed fish or just toss it back down the hole after a catch instead of adjusting again.

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Re: Ice Fishing Lead Mold.
« Reply #16 on: 01/25/17 18:22 UTC »
Duh, totally went over my head. Thanks MikeJ.

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Re: Ice Fishing Lead Mold.
« Reply #17 on: 01/25/17 19:31 UTC »
Everything that references a jig's size in mm. Metric. Generally the thickness. I use hook size to determine the jig's size since most of the better commercial jigs either increase or decrease weight when they go up or down in hook size. The most common hook sizes in ice fishing are between a size 8 and a size 14. The European tackle makers [or should I say the Asian tackle market] using tungsten seem to like this mm sizing. I guess I'm just old school and prefer sizing my jigs according to hook size like I used to do all the time.

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Re: Ice Fishing Lead Mold.
« Reply #18 on: 01/26/17 10:54 UTC »
How about an ice fishing jig like the moon glitter .

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Re: Ice Fishing Lead Mold.
« Reply #19 on: 01/26/17 11:05 UTC »
You can buy those and a few other styles of  unpainted ice jigs at Janns if you are looking to get a hold of some. They are a little tedious to paint but they work.


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Re: Ice Fishing Lead Mold.
« Reply #21 on: 01/26/17 12:00 UTC »
my go to baits are the rat finkie and the moon glitter. I did do the soldier and tiny tear already they workout but i still prefer the first 2.

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Re: Ice Fishing Lead Mold.
« Reply #22 on: 01/26/17 22:24 UTC »
There could be some real issues with design as well. The legal type.

I highly doubt it about every company has a jig in this design.....kinda like the acme kastmaster....every company makes it.

Just looking for a lead mold with a small up to a really large head. I know a guy could never pour tungsten. However it might be possible to put som tungsten powder or pellets in the mold then pour the lead in to glue it all together.