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Offline Chr43

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Round Socket Eye Jig Sz: 3/8
« on: 01/27/21 04:41 UTC »
Hi,do anyone uses this kind of mold?
Can this jig be used for soft baits(curly tail-crub tail shads) 3"-5"?
What size of 3D eyes does the jighead takes?
Thanks

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Re: Round Socket Eye Jig Sz: 3/8
« Reply #1 on: 01/27/21 07:15 UTC »
Welcome to the Do-It forums Chr43 !

Do-It has nothing in a true round head with eye sockets so I'll just take a stab at an eye of between 2.5 and 3 mm. The Do-It Aspirin head and the Free-style head, each a flattened round head, both use eyes of 2.0 to 2.5 mm in all sizes to 1/2 ounce. What mold does the questioned head come from?

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Re: Round Socket Eye Jig Sz: 3/8
« Reply #2 on: 01/27/21 07:39 UTC »
Round Socket Eye Jig
Sz: 3/8.
I have found it in the doit_molds eshop.

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Re: Round Socket Eye Jig Sz: 3/8
« Reply #3 on: 01/27/21 08:44 UTC »
Welcome to custombaits.com Chr43. I see where you're coming from. The cast item detail does not give the eye size needed. One of the DO-IT crew will have to help us out here. Description calls for a 3D eye, but gives no size requirement. They will help for sure.
« Last Edit: 02/01/21 13:11 UTC by Lines »

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Re: Round Socket Eye Jig Sz: 3/8
« Reply #4 on: 01/27/21 08:51 UTC »
You're right. I see it in the online catalog but the new paper catalog doesn't list it specifically line the online version does. I checked the head size and looked at the socket and will stand by the 2.5mm to 3mm eyes. A 4mm might also work.

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Re: Round Socket Eye Jig Sz: 3/8
« Reply #5 on: 01/27/21 09:01 UTC »
It should work okay for the size of soft plastics you are asking about. 3" may be a little small, but it would depend on the diameter of the grub body.

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Re: Round Socket Eye Jig Sz: 3/8
« Reply #6 on: 01/27/21 10:01 UTC »
I would like to thank you all for the reply 😊

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Re: Round Socket Eye Jig Sz: 3/8
« Reply #7 on: 01/28/21 08:09 UTC »
That mold uses 2 sizes of eyes, 5/32" and 1/4". The 3/8oz size takes a 1/4".  For 5/32" it would be 4mm size 2.5 and the 1/4" would be 6mm size 4.

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Re: Round Socket Eye Jig Sz: 3/8
« Reply #8 on: 01/28/21 17:33 UTC »
I have a couple of those molds in the various weights. The collar is fine for plastics, but the single lead barb loses it's grip quickly. I don't use them too much for plastics, but you might consider a modification and adding a wire keeper too and the end of the collar lead, and opposite the lead barb. Particularly for larger baits.


I would use the WB800 wire.

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Re: Round Socket Eye Jig Sz: 3/8
« Reply #9 on: 02/01/21 05:21 UTC »
Thanks for the informations