You can wait for years or you can just spring for a custom mold.
They cost more but you'll have your mold a lot sooner.
Does anybody know if anyone owns the rights to this jig design?
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The mooska jig being discussed is a foreign critter so I'll just assume that there are no domestic patents on it. Custom Jigs and Spins makes a jig called the "diamond jig which is similar but the surface is faceted, not smooth, and it is made in China. I'm not certain that Custom has any patent protection here but there is a ton of difference between the pictured jig and a diamond.
The tiny, very light wire, flat eye hook might be troublesome to round up though and the hook seems to be what gives all of these similar baits their action and makes then very preferred in ice fishing circles. They're compact and even lead ones are heavy for their actual size.
I'm in Kasilofchrisn'c court on this. A person can make a block mold to use with RTV silicone. Making some sprue plugs to go into the mold would be a snap with using a common countersink to cut indents into a block of plaster-of-paris and poured with lead. File a flat on the point of each of the sprue plugs and glue a jig on each where a break-off is wanted. Then glue the tops of the plugs to the centerline of one side of the mold. Fill the mold half way with RTV, insert a couple of guide pins and let it cure up. The next day spray the whole inside, or brush it, with release agent and fill the rest of the mold up with the RTV and set it aside for two or three days to cure solid. Take the RTV block from the mold and separate the halves and start casting away....if you can find the hooks.
I rounded up four different brands of size 10 and size 12 jig hooks of the 570 style. Then I got my hands on two different sizes of plastic, faceted, teardrop beads. The beads had a hole running thru them. Using a very thin craft files I cut slits in the beads from top to the hole lengthwise. Then I inserted hooks where I wanted them ad put a drop of super glue on each cut. I used craft clay to hold the beads while I laid the hooks and the glue was drying. Then I built a mold frame using 1/8" plexiglas and found the centerline on one long side before gluing that side in place. I used POP to make the aforementioned sprue plugs and did as mentioned to create a gluing flat on each and super glued the beads to the sprue plugs. I glued the flat top of ach plug on the centerline of the final side as described and then glued that final side in place. Everything was done as mentioned here to finish up. The height of the mold frame was 1.5", so the centerline was set at .75". The aluminum 1/8" guide pins were cut to 1.5".
Using the release agent on the first half of the mold made separating the halves a snap and all I ever do is put a small drop of oil on the pins occasionally. The hooks are not the flat eye but the jigs work great.
NO....I don't sell any of these. NO.....I am not making another mold. NO....I am not showing pics of this mold or the jigs simply because I do not trust other companies from using courts to get after me....AGAIN, since I've already been down that road. The molds are able to be made and if you want on bad enough you can make one. But honestly there are so many sources today for jigs of this basic design it is easier and cheaper just to buy them. The St. Paul [MN] Ice Fishing Show starts the first Thursday of December and runs for the next four days. There are vendors all over the place that sell jigs just like the one shown here in this thread and many of these vendors sell the un-finished product so people can customize their own finishes. If this show is hit on the Sunday one an find show-end deals like never seen before and I'd bet a person could buy a thousand of these heads for $20.00 just so the vendor didn't have to re-pack them. I'm pretty sure Kyle has been to this show, maybe not, but it is something to see and witness. To work entirely thru it will take about 6 hours and the seminars [all free by the way] are superb learning tools. Andy might have been to it. I've worked it many times with Thorne Bros and Marcum Technologies. The jigs can be made in a custom mold like I made or they can be found at sources like the show, but those flat eye hooks in light wire are going to be the real hold up in molds.