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Title: Tube Head Molds
Post by: Performance Tuned on January 03, 2015, 11:16:39 PM
I was wondering if anyone has made a goby head tube mold like the Bite Me Big Dude model???  I'm guessing they have some sort of patent on the design because I can't find one anywhere.... I'm also looking for a tube head mold with a 60 degree FLAT eye... I know Do-it Molds makes a 60 degree straight eye, but I'd really like to get a flat eye mold.

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: 21XDC on January 04, 2015, 09:02:01 AM
This mold will probably do everything you want... http://store.do-itmolds.com/Shake-It-Jig-wScrew-LocbrSz-116-18-316-14-516-38brHk-32798brCollar-None_p_724.html

As long as the weight sizes are your liking.

(http://store.do-itmolds.com/assets/images/tackle/3492B.jpg)
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: Slipkey on January 04, 2015, 11:44:07 AM
It would be fairly simple to modify an existing mold to produce that style of jighead.  Both Mudhole and Jann's Netcraft have a bunch of jig molds that use the 60 degree eye.  The football jig molds could be machined out with a drill and finished to your design with a chisel or a Dremel.  There are others that might work as well.

I was wondering if anyone has made a goby head tube mold like the Bite Me Big Dude model???  I'm guessing they have some sort of patent on the design because I can't find one anywhere.... I'm also looking for a tube head mold with a 60 degree FLAT eye... I know Do-it Molds makes a 60 degree straight eye, but I'd really like to get a flat eye mold.

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: 21XDC on January 04, 2015, 11:54:54 AM
It would be very easy to modify this mold to your needs... http://store.do-itmolds.com/Teardrop-JigbrSz-116-18-14-38-12-58brHk-570-or-575brCollar-Holder_p_1033.html

(http://store.do-itmolds.com/assets/images/Molds/Jig%20Molds/3301M.jpg)
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: Performance Tuned on January 04, 2015, 12:29:03 PM
Thanks a bunch guy's! i'll give these a try....
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: 21XDC on January 04, 2015, 05:21:32 PM
I have been making and modifying lures/molds for near 30 years... These are a few places I purchase from..

http://www.barlowstackle.com/Do-It-Teardrop-Jig-Mold-P210.aspx

http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/Products/025724032878.aspx

http://lurepartsonline.com/Online-Store/Shop-By-Product-Category/

http://zeiners.com/doit/teardropjig.html
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: 21XDC on August 12, 2017, 06:57:44 AM
I'm a slacker, I know.... But I finally did it.  :-*

Weights are labeled on the side for easy selection in my box. 4/0, 60* leg hooks. ... Yes, Up to 1oz.  :)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Mobile%20Uploads/1498311244_zpshmmjkz4k.jpg)
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: djkimmel on August 12, 2017, 05:36:23 PM
Those look good!
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: LennyB on August 13, 2017, 05:49:54 PM
Very nice. I did the same thing a few years back with a ball head mold. The only thing I still have not been able to find is the 3/0 Gamakatsu Sprout style jig hook the Big Dudes come with.
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: 21XDC on August 13, 2017, 06:16:28 PM
Thanks... These hooks fit my mold and work awesome as well.

https://www.barlowstackle.com/Mustad-38109NP-BN-Jig-Hooks--P449.aspx


(https://www.barlowstackle.com/Assets/ProductImages/Hooks/428256m.jpg)
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: djkimmel on August 18, 2017, 08:53:35 PM
Hooks can make a big difference in how successful a custom job ends up working. I have some that hook well and some that don't seem to hook so well.
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: 21XDC on August 19, 2017, 07:12:41 AM
Hook size is a huge factor... As well as hook angle of the point.
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: djkimmel on August 19, 2017, 12:03:39 PM
I completely agree!
Title: Re: Tube Head Molds
Post by: 6 lb Smallmouth on July 15, 2019, 09:14:44 AM
I'm a slacker, I know.... But I finally did it.  :-*

Weights are labeled on the side for easy selection in my box. 4/0, 60* leg hooks. ... Yes, Up to 1oz.  :)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Mobile%20Uploads/1498311244_zpshmmjkz4k.jpg)

Those look great.  After my last trip up north I learned how effective cracking big tubes are but I lost too many of them.  Which mold did you use for those tube jigs?  Did you use the same size hook for each weight?  After using them for a couple years have you perfected anything with them?  Thanks for any info.