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#1 glen

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25/1/2002
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Hi all,



I would be interested to know if anyone out there has tried to make their own squid jigs. I have tried but i am still at the beginner stage.



The method i used was to first tie some barbess hooks onto a thick piece of wire (about 1mm thick)in a ring formation using some fly-tying thread. I then used epoxy glue to hold them in place. The wire was about 3 inches long and i twisted the wire at the "fishing line" end so as to form a loop where fishing line could be attached.



Next i carved some balsa wood into the shape of a squid jig. I cut this in half and tried to hollow out the inside so i could fit some lead in there.



Then i glued the two pieced of balsa wood together with the wire running through the centre and the ring of barbless hooks protruding from the end. I then painted the jig pink and gave it a coat of nail polish.



Then for the test drive....arghhh...it floated! I didn't use enough lead obviously so I will know next time.



Back to the drawing board.



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Hi Glen,

First, congratulations for the new chatboard!

As for your early attempts at squid jig making, all is not lost. Even if the jig floats, you can still utilise it with a paternoster rig; what's probably more critical is for the jig to rest horizontally or with the tail end slightly raised, and not bottom heavy. Chaps still fish successfully with normal sinking jigs and the paternoster set-up.

Cheers.


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10/6/2002
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I made some from yellow bic pens, cut in half, and glued a set of long shank hooks to the bottom

- didn't catch any southern calamari squid, have not tried it on arrow squid in Cowan waters.

I plan to cut down my retired jigs down to a 1" jigs one day.....


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I use a double Z jig and find that they last as long as Yo-Zuri jigs.As they cost $4.50 I could not afford the time to make them.

see-ya

Nic


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I made a few by combining Torpedo float (polystyrene), metal fish holding jag and 1/2 or 1 oz sinker (type with attachment loop at the top) .



First remove plastic line guide inserted in the float . Then make a hole in one side of float about 2" back from the orange end and slide sinker loop in to hole , run squid jag through the middle from other end and hey presto slow sinking squid lure , a little large but works killer on the larger specimens and has an awesome action in the water plus the bonus of excellent visibility .





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