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Thread: Restoring and Painting Jigs and Baits.

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    Another summer gone and the boats upside down on shore so that means my open water fishing is done for this year. To beat the winter blues I've taken to painting and refurbishing old lures and spoons that I seen to find every season. Also I've just bought another 100 crankbait blanks from those Chinese guys and have already started on these. One thing that became obvious these past few seasons is that when flatlining, color choice doesn't really matter all that much. Just about everything I threw out there took s.m. bass, pike and walleye. Same as jigs that I made, color meant absolutely nothing to them. IMG_2339.jpgIMG_2336.jpg
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    That deep diver on the first page actually looks like a Bagley bait... Nice looking paint work.... however I'm going to dispute what you said about color doesn't matter. Flat lining maybe, but bouncing a slow moving jig and twister tail definitely....
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    Could be but I'm not familiar with that critter. The 2 long skinny ones are the old Rapala shallow runners made of balsa wood. Many of those baits were salvaged when found floating along the shoreline. No hooks and little paint on most of them. As for jigs, I use 1/2 or 5/8 oz almost exclusively. My usual color choice will be pink or glow yellow. My chum uses whites blacks or whatever he can grab. We'll catch on one trip maybe 100 walleye in one sitting and we'll match each other one for one. But we're using live bait on our jig heads and one color has never made any difference. For me, its all in how you present the bait and how you jig. I do have a favorite color which is pink but it doesn't produce any more or any less than any other color I use or my chums use. If you are using plastics thats maybe a different story.
    Last edited by sawbill; November 30th, 2021 at 01:49 AM.

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    Nice work SB. Worthwhile hobby.
    They say a man turns old when sorrow and regret take the place of hope and dreams

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