How to Make a Tube Jig
Tube baits have been around for a very long time. They’ve caught bass from coast to coast, and around the globe. They have been around so long that they are often overlooked. But don’t be fooled. They still catch a ton of bass in a wide variety of conditions. So, today, let’s learn How to Make a Tube Jig!
Making a tube jig is probably one of the easiest things to do, especially when compared to pouring weedless jigs and other baits that require multiple components or multiple steps. They are quick and easy, and they don’t require a lot of components.
Before you get started, you’ll need to determine what size tube jigs will work best for your style of fishing.
Some people use them in shallow lakes and ponds where you won’t need anything heavier than a 1/4 oz. size. Others may fish deep, clear western lakes, where jigs up to 1 oz. may be required in order to get the bait down to the fish and keep it there, even when the wind is blowing.
Hook Sizes and Colors
The hook size you choose will vary also, based on the size of the jighead and the size of the baits you’ll be fishing with. Smaller tubes will require you to use a smaller hooks. And of course, bigger tubes will require a bigger hook.
Regarding the color of the hook you use, that will depend on what species of fish you’re targeting.
If you’re fishing for bass, bronze or black nickel hooks will do fine. But if you’re targeting panfish, like Crappie of Bluegills, a lot of anglers prefer to use a gold hook. There’s something about the shine of a gold hook that gets the attention of the panfish!
Time to Pour!
Once you’ve made the choices mentioned above, it’s time to get started with pouring!
Make sure your mold is pre-heated and smoked, so you don’t run into any problems with partial pours due to a cold mold, or with the lead sticking to the mold.
Then, just pour to your heart’s content!
The video below will show you just how easy it is to learn how to make a tube jig. And the list below the video will help you find the exact items needed for this project.
Enjoy the video, and be sure to head to the lake afterward and catch some fish on your new tube jigs!
Items used for this project:
- Do-It 5601-03 Tapered Tube Jig Mold
- 4701 Eagle Claw 570 – 90 Degree Jig Hooks
- 5702 Palmer Hot-Pot 2
- 5725 Molding Metals – 1lb Lead Ingots
- 5721 5oz Do-it Lead Ladle
- Hot Mill Gloves
- 5698 Gate Shears
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