Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating

     

Left Nav S-B Home Register FAQ Members List S-B on Facebook Arcade WEAX Tides Buoys Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Right Nav

Left Container Right Container
 

Go Back   Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating Main Forum TUNA & Big Game

TUNA & Big Game TUNA - Offshore Fishing for Tuna and Other Big Game

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
AT Grimaldi
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 92
pouring my own tuna jigs

hello all.

So I have about 30 different molds for sinkers and jigs. All different sizes.

Normally I pour them, powder coat them, bake them and then finish them on the fly tying vise. In the past I have used duratin Mustad hooks and have never had an issue with rust or straightening hooks. I have also never hooked into a tuna with one.

I have a few questions, and would be willing to host a small tuna jig pouring day if people are interested. BYOHL (bring your own hooks and lead). I have everything else we would need.

1. What shapes would be best for casting to tuna with hogy's, sluggos etc in mind?

2. What variety of jig weights should I have on board?

3. Any color preferences? White seems to be a KISS solution, but I have all sorts of powder paint.

4. Lastly, and most importantly, will these Mustad Duratin hooks cut it or should I go up to the Owner Jig hooks and have a separate jig box just for tuna?

thanks for any advice or suggestions. If you are interested in pouring some with me, send a PM.

- ATG

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AT Grimaldi

RISAA Member

Ron Arra Lami 1083 biggot!
Penn 4500 SS w/ 14# chart. FireLine

Ron Arra Lami 1083 custom
Abu Garcia C3 6500 Rocket

Hopelessly addicted custom wood addict. Working 2nd Step.
AT Grimaldi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 11:35 AM   #2
clcharette
Get off my Rock
iTrader: (0)
 
clcharette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mansfield
Posts: 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by AT Grimaldi View Post
hello all.

So I have about 30 different molds for sinkers and jigs. All different sizes.

Normally I pour them, powder coat them, bake them and then finish them on the fly tying vise. In the past I have used duratin Mustad hooks and have never had an issue with rust or straightening hooks. I have also never hooked into a tuna with one.

I have a few questions, and would be willing to host a small tuna jig pouring day if people are interested. BYOHL (bring your own hooks and lead). I have everything else we would need.

1. What shapes would be best for casting to tuna with hogy's, sluggos etc in mind?

2. What variety of jig weights should I have on board?

3. Any color preferences? White seems to be a KISS solution, but I have all sorts of powder paint.

4. Lastly, and most importantly, will these Mustad Duratin hooks cut it or should I go up to the Owner Jig hooks and have a separate jig box just for tuna?

thanks for any advice or suggestions. If you are interested in pouring some with me, send a PM.

- ATG
1. What ever heads that match the dia. of the plastics. I'm a big fan
of the Ronz head.

2. 2 to 4 oz heads.

3. white and silver

4. Owner Offshore or Gamy's, go with the strongest hook possible.
clcharette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
keeperreaper
Spot Preserver
iTrader: (0)
 
keeperreaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Mansfield
Posts: 2,458
The best jig heads on the market are the Got Stryper with the owner hooks PERIOD. They are designed for the larger class mediums 160 -250lbs and fit perfectly on the plastic. Ronz heads are decent but when the chips are down give me the GS jig heads. This is no knock on Ronz and the jig heads he porduces I just feel that their is a better mousetrap on the market.

As for the Duratin hooks they are more than adequate for the task at hand.



The Obama nightmare continues.
keeperreaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 10:46 PM   #4
clcharette
Get off my Rock
iTrader: (0)
 
clcharette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mansfield
Posts: 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by keeperreaper View Post
The best jig heads on the market are the Got Stryper with the owner hooks PERIOD. They are designed for the larger class mediums 160 -250lbs and fit perfectly on the plastic. Ronz heads are decent but when the chips are down give me the GS jig heads. This is no knock on Ronz and the jig heads he porduces I just feel that their is a better mousetrap on the market.

As for the Duratin hooks they are more than adequate for the task at hand.
I guess you don't need the Ronz that I left on your table tonight, I'll be over tomorrow to get it.

Got to love the Crown Royal.
clcharette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 05:56 AM   #5
Little Round
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 164
the lightest head possible is what you really want. If you are jigging, the heavier heads the fish can feel and it will result in a lot of brush bys. I was using 4 oz head last year and could feel fish hit the jig but not hook up, but went lighter and all the fish felt were fish hooked. The brush by's you could tell were tuna due to that funky teeth mark left on the rubber. It is one of those things that unless you go out there and just try it you would have no idea.
Little Round is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 07:03 AM   #6
keeperreaper
Spot Preserver
iTrader: (0)
 
keeperreaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Mansfield
Posts: 2,458
good time last night. That crown crushed me.



The Obama nightmare continues.
keeperreaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin. Copyright 2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Please use all necessary and proper safety precautions. STAY SAFE Striper Talk Forums
Copyright 1998-20012 Striped-Bass.com