Author Topic: Heat Shrink  (Read 1131 times)

Offline Coosa Redeye

  • Keeper
  • ***
  • Posts: 75
Heat Shrink
« on: 01/30/21 08:09 UTC »
I powder paint all my jigs and chatterbaits. In order to keep the hook eyes, etc. free of paint, I use a small piece of heat shrink. Takes a little extra time, but the hook eye will be completely clean.

Offline ctom

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 10111
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #1 on: 01/30/21 08:18 UTC »
Several members here use the shrink tube for keeping the eyes open but its always a great tip for those just starting out on powder painting. Myself I paint a ton of smaller heads and use a forceps to hold the eyes to keep paint out. Works super good.

Offline Coosa Redeye

  • Keeper
  • ***
  • Posts: 75
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #2 on: 01/30/21 08:37 UTC »
Here's a sample of my end results.

Offline Lines

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1774
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #3 on: 01/30/21 14:53 UTC »
Those are awesome Coosa Redye. Coosa, as in river?

Offline Coosa Redeye

  • Keeper
  • ***
  • Posts: 75
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #4 on: 01/30/21 18:04 UTC »
Thank you.
And, yes, as in Coosa River. Love to chase me some Coosa Spots.

Offline Lines

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1774
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #5 on: 01/30/21 18:41 UTC »
We live near the Coosa below Weiss Lake.

Offline Coosa Redeye

  • Keeper
  • ***
  • Posts: 75
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #6 on: 01/30/21 19:56 UTC »
We live a bit west of Gadsden. I fish tourneys on the Coosa often. Weiss is my favorite Coosa lake.

Offline Lines

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1774
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #7 on: 01/30/21 20:37 UTC »
Cool. I don't fish tournaments, but maybe we'll run into each other sometime. Moved here about 6 months back.

Offline Lines

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1774
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #8 on: 01/31/21 08:56 UTC »
What color did you use for the jigs in this post?

Offline Coosa Redeye

  • Keeper
  • ***
  • Posts: 75
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #9 on: 01/31/21 09:08 UTC »
Pro-tec Green Pumpkin

Offline Lines

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1774
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #10 on: 01/31/21 09:11 UTC »
That's what I was thinking. Thanks!

Offline bassinfool

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 745
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #11 on: 02/01/21 14:22 UTC »
We live near the Coosa below Weiss Lake.
My parents live on Lay Lake and it is where I spend a good chunk of my free time.  If you ever find yourself up that way give me a shout.

Offline Lines

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1774
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #12 on: 02/01/21 14:44 UTC »
Hey bassinfool, where is Lay Lake located in relation to Weiss Lake?

Just did a search, it's below Logan Martin?
« Last Edit: 02/01/21 14:49 UTC by Lines »

Offline bassinfool

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 745
Re: Heat Shrink
« Reply #13 on: 02/02/21 08:34 UTC »
Hey bassinfool, where is Lay Lake located in relation to Weiss Lake?

Just did a search, it's below Logan Martin?

It is a little southwest from Weiss in central Alabama.  Yes, below Logan Martin.  My parents live around mid-lake on the main river outside of Peckerwood Creek, but I grew up on Waxahatchee Creek which is on the deeper southern end of the lake.  Lay gets a fair amount of fishing pressure but it is still a good fishing lake, can just get tough at times.  Big spotted bass and healthy largemouth population as well.