Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Latest Chart Toppers

Chart Topper

  • 1/16-ounce ball head jig with #4 rounded-bend hook.
  • Fl. yellow and limetreuse craft fur.
  • Flat-waxed Nylon thread, 70 denier - fl. fire orange.
  • White, black, and orange acrylic paint.
  • Yl. chartreuse nail polish.
  • Clear nail polish.
  • Fl. chartreuse/pearl flashabou accent.
  • Two-part epoxy topcoat.
Eyelets to be drilled out before fishing them.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Brush Clean Up After Epoxy Coating Jig Heads

I use two-part epoxy to coat jig heads quite frequently.  My glue brush requires immediate cleaning in order to avoid stiffness from leftover glue.  So, I add isopropyl alcohol (91%) to an empty glass jar and work the fluid into the brush bristles immediately after I finish coating my jigs.  Then, I rinse the brush in hot water to remove any residual glue from the bristles.

Try this sometime to see if it works for you.  Your brush bristles should remain soft, flexible, and last much longer.