soft plastic wire grip for jigs

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Senkosam
I used to hate it when my soft plastic lure would slide down the hook after a short while. The lead barb doesn't hold the lure and also leaves a large hole in the lure when rigged. Enter the Soft Plastic Wire Grip.
All you need is coated floral arrangement wire from any department store or on-line. For jigs over 1/32 oz I use 24 gauge; smaller for lighter jigs.

grub lock and 24 guage  wire.jpg
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wire on post.jpg
wrap once.jpg
cut one side close.jpg
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1. Line the wire up to the eye-tie post and cut it so that one side is near the hook bend and equal on all sides.
2. Wrap the wire around once tight.
3. Snip one side close to the post.
4. Bend the remaining wire.
5. Swing the wire into the lure.
final application.jpg
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spoon minnow.jpg

I use the wire to grip all soft plastic lures and never have to rerig. Note the packing foam used to keep jig weights and hook sizes separate.
Note: the lure on the right I've named Spoon Minnow because it started out as a film left on a spoon after stirring 280-degree plastic ready for my mold.
I laid the film on a ceramic floor tile and cut the shape with a sharp blade.
To add bulk to the lure I dipped the front half 3x allowing to cool between dips.
Turns out it is one of my best lures for any fish species.

BTW, I use the same wire to secure bass jig trailers yet still allow the best lure action. If interested, I will post it.
 
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