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- Customize your casting spoons or jigging spoons
Have you ever been crappie fishing and suddenly the crappie that was on fire yesterday, or as recent as earlier that day, is now barely eating your jig? You feel a thump and a bump, set the hook, and nothing is there. That doesn’t happen just once or even three times but a bunch of times that day. The thought comes to mind to go smaller and lighter, but there are two problems — its 10 MPH winds gusting 13-15 MPH, and you’re fishing 15-feet deep. The 1/8th oz. jig head is the perfect weight, but the big bait is not the ticket.
I’ve been honored to be a part of Do-It molds for 3 years now, but really my Christmas gift when I was 12 years old was when it all started. That year was when I got the materials and lead pouring supplies to start making my own crappie and white bass jigs. Fifteen years have passed an my mold collection has grown substantially and in my co-angler days on the FLW Tour, I was always the guy known for having the extra shaky heads and drop shot weights.
In today’s world, it’s all about having your own theme or customizing everything. You can customize your Xbox 360, your desktop, even your iPhone. Why not customize your plain, dilapidated casting or jigging spoons. Just look at them, spoons may be the most unappealing lure anglers fish with…for real, though they hardly look realistic. Just think of how many more fish you could catch by customizing them. Why not put scale pattern decals, 3-D eyes, or a feather dressed tail on them? No doubt about it, the customized spoon will catch more fish.
We get questions similar to the following on occasion:
For many years I have been using a particular jig that is very popular here on local lakes but I am no longer able to find them. I’ve looked through your catalog and have not found anything similar. If I were to send you a jig could I have a mold made that will cast these jigs?
Some fish never get the respect they deserve.
The stars of the angling show are bass and walleyes. We see them on television, on the covers of outdoor magazines and in our local newspapers. Sometimes, however, fishing isn't about old glamour gills. It's about spending a few hours on the water. It's about feeling a tug on your line. It's about sharing a day full of laughs. Maybe it's about bragging rights and the camaraderie among a group of anglers less concerned with the final results than the common experience. And for the sheer pleasure of fishing, it's hard to beat the homely, hard-fighting sheepshead.
We get various question about trouble with getting the collar area to fill all the way, wrinkled surfaces, more flashing than expected, etc. These things are easy to correct.
There are many things that can contribute to these casting problems. The casting problem diagnositc guide addresses some of the more common problems and their solutions. Try some of the casting tips located there and if you are still having problems you may call and speak with a shop tech. toll free (866) 984-3408.