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Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« on: March 20, 2023, 07:42:19 AM »
I was playing with idea of cast my own jig heads, for saltwater fishing. I was wondering if someone on here was doing this and what brand mold are you using or recommend.  What size in ounce's do you make? Anyway, just something I was kicking around. Wanted to hear others thought and input.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2023, 07:58:26 AM »
People have been pouring lead into pinched end copper pipe to make them for a long time. No mold needed. There are a bunch of vids of people making them.
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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2023, 08:34:21 AM »
Made a bunch from copper pipe. I'll get some pics for ya. I think they'll do great this year. Ling pipes come out to 14oz and the halis are 40oz.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2023, 08:52:54 AM »
Would love to see them.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2023, 08:55:19 AM »
I don't cast jigs but have been using an old one that I bought decades ago for bottom fishing and have been using out of La Push and it has been very productive on lingcod and halibut.

The photo of the jig is close to what I've been using. ****I don't believe that these are available in the 26 oz. size any longer.

https://www.evike.com/products/65622/

Dimensions:

9 1/2" long

2" wide (at the widest point, in the middle......narrowing on both ends)

1" thick (at the widest point, in the middle.......thinning towards both ends)

Flat on one side......rounded on the other.

26 ounces

Reddish orange color

10/0 Treble hook

This has been used 30 miles out from La Push (600-700 feet) and has hooked both halibut and lingcod. The bottom must have been sand and gravel because I haven't lost it on rocky bottom structure. I think that it's made of iron and the 26 ounces gets down there and doesn't tangle with 2 lb. leads, if those are also in use by others on the boat. Bottom line: this shape and weight has been productive. Just passing along what I've seen work on the species that you are hunting.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2023, 11:22:31 AM »
Ya pipe jigs. Best jig you can pour.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2023, 11:47:16 AM »
The Do-It molds work great for near shore lingcod tackle. We make our own jig heads from 3/8 oz all the way to 3 oz. Cheap and easy if you have the lead available  :tup:

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2023, 11:54:53 AM »
Ive done pipe jigs and bullet jigs

Bullet jigs 4 oz 8 oz 10 oz 12 oz 16 oz

Pipe jigs super easy also, i got end caps on mine because it looked cleaner and made the pipes fall straight rather than crimping it.

I just recently starting pouring my own soft plastics too which is also pretty fun.

I use the Do-It mold for the 4 oz and then a custom one off ebay for the 8-16 ounce.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2023, 02:38:55 PM »
Ive done pipe jigs and bullet jigs

Bullet jigs 4 oz 8 oz 10 oz 12 oz 16 oz

Pipe jigs super easy also, i got end caps on mine because it looked cleaner and made the pipes fall straight rather than crimping it.

I just recently starting pouring my own soft plastics too which is also pretty fun.

I use the Do-It mold for the 4 oz and then a custom one off ebay for the 8-16 ounce.
You doing the injection type molds or the pour in's, for your soft plastics.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2023, 02:40:24 PM »
Pipe jigs were already on the list. Was wanting insight on the jig molds. Seems like a good winter time hobby.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2023, 02:45:05 PM »
Iím pretty cheap on most things, but I donít have any interest in playing with lead.  eBay has jigs in nearly every style and weight.  Iíd rather use cheap rods and reels and have someone else pour the lead.  Good luck.
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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2023, 03:03:48 PM »
Pouring your own fishing stuff is another rabbit hole. I can remember when I got one to pour because Ďthat is all I really needí.
Yeah right.
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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2023, 03:52:11 PM »
I pour pipe jigs and 24oz bullet head jigs.  I've seen guys make knock off Norwegian jigs out of lead.  Not sure how they worked compared to the real deal Norwegian jigs

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2023, 08:52:09 AM »
hilltop, your inbox is full.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2023, 08:57:35 AM »
Ive done pipe jigs and bullet jigs

Bullet jigs 4 oz 8 oz 10 oz 12 oz 16 oz

Pipe jigs super easy also, i got end caps on mine because it looked cleaner and made the pipes fall straight rather than crimping it.

I just recently starting pouring my own soft plastics too which is also pretty fun.

I use the Do-It mold for the 4 oz and then a custom one off ebay for the 8-16 ounce.
You doing the injection type molds or the pour in's, for your soft plastics.


Both, I dont like the open pours as the injection is much faster and easier.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2023, 09:31:46 AM »
I have a 6 inch open pour swimbait that I use for bass. I've been thinking about getting some plastisol that's made for saltwater and making some swimbaits for lings. Go fish them off the jettys.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2023, 09:42:30 AM »
You could use the plastisol you have now, Its just softer and will have more action. The downside is its not as durable and lingcod will tear it up faster.

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2023, 10:07:56 AM »
hilltop, your inbox is full.
Copy that, I'll get it corrected

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2023, 10:47:49 AM »
Ive done pipe jigs and bullet jigs

Bullet jigs 4 oz 8 oz 10 oz 12 oz 16 oz

Pipe jigs super easy also, i got end caps on mine because it looked cleaner and made the pipes fall straight rather than crimping it.

I just recently starting pouring my own soft plastics too which is also pretty fun.

I use the Do-It mold for the 4 oz and then a custom one off ebay for the 8-16 ounce.
Ok another question, what brand mold are you using for your 8oz and up bullet jigs?


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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2023, 04:21:53 PM »
Here they are. Ugly, but it is dark down there. Impale a herring on the hook with some stretchy thread, good to go! And there cheap

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2023, 04:30:16 PM »
Forgetted the pic

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Re: Anyone casting their own Lingcod and Halibut jigs?
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2023, 08:27:00 AM »
Forgetted the pic

Add a swivel between the hook and you will lose less from twisting off. And the rubber is an insulator. They probably would fish better without something thatís reducing the electrical signal and vibration being put off.

 


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