Using Tin to pour jig heads

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Walleye Bob
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Using Tin to pour jig heads

Post by Walleye Bob » Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:15 am

Has anyone used tin to pour jig heads? Asking because I'm looking for a bigger jig head to match up to a bigger paddle tail swimbait with less weight. I fish shallower rivers for walleye, have caught several around the 10lb mark with 3in big hammer paddle tails. Curious to see if a bigger bait will produce larger fish.

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Re: Using Tin to pour jig heads

Post by Walleye Bob » Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:47 pm

99% Bass fishing site. Oh well, thought I'd try. Going to buy the 76 steez ags 21, pair it with a Luvias 20 2500 for this application with 18lb gliss. You bass guys are missing out on the insane punch those big eyes crack a paddle tail. Good fishing to all.

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Re: Using Tin to pour jig heads

Post by jwfflipper14 » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:09 pm

Use can melt solder down and use it
That's how I used to make a bigger but less weight flipping jigs and buzzbait years ago. It works really good.
Just must sure it does not have the flux in it

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Re: Using Tin to pour jig heads

Post by Jason Penn » Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:46 am

what was a rough percentage on weight difference?

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Re: Using Tin to pour jig heads

Post by Johnny A » Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:57 am

There was a guy pouring tin jigheads in the early 90s but I can’t remember the name. The front line tie was a short barbed hook. He was giving them away in a tackle pack for the guys fishing the NJ Bass Federation Team Tournament. If I can find more info, I’ll post it.

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Re: Using Tin to pour jig heads

Post by MCROUT14 » Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:17 am

Bassmaster Elite angler Bernie Schultz has talked about this before- he uses tin jig heads for smallmouth and in some saltwater as it keeps the baits higher in the water column.

https://thefishingwire.com/snook-fishin ... kima-bait/

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Re: Using Tin to pour jig heads

Post by jwfflipper14 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:22 pm

Jason Penn wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:46 am
what was a rough percentage on weight difference?
Honestly I don't even remember. That was 30 years ago lol
Sorry

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