6/30/01 12:04:00 AM
Capt. Ken Roy (220.127.116.11) from FLORIDA says Make your own if you can't find them
This type of lure has ben manufactured under several names. One other name I recall is "Jerk Jigger."
They may just be one of the easiest lures for the home lure maker. Look at one. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to make them.
Early Jerk-Jiggers were made of chrome on brass water pipe. I've made them out of PVC pipe which can easily be colored with plastic worm dip or any Vinyl Paint.
To make a mold for the lead insert, simply mike the inside of the hole in the water pipe and go up one drill size. Drill several holes that size into a piece of oak. Next split the oak right thru the holes so that you can open the mold. My mold has 2 1/4" holes sideways thru the mold so I can clamp it together with bolts and wingnuts for pouring. Make sure the oak is completely before pouring lead.
After forcing the lead in place, I drill thru the pipe with a 1/16" drill and insert a brad to insure the lead won't come out of the pipe.
Rig hooks with braided wire.
If you have a problem with this, e-mail me.