These jig heads are a bismuth majority alloy that makes them sink just as quickly as a lead jig without the cost to the environment when they are lost. We use Mustad Aberdeen hooks: 1/4th oz. (#1,#1/0, #2/0), 1/8th oz. (#2,#1,#1/0, #2/0), 1/16th oz. (#4, #6, #8) 1/32nd oz (#10, #8, #6, #4).
POWDER PAINTING: Bismuth jig heads can be powder painted. This alloy has a lower melt point than lead so if you are using a high heat source such as a propane torch adjust your heat exposure accordingly as they will heat up more quickly. A hot air gun is the preferred source of heat when powder coating jig heads whether lead or bismuth alloy. However, a butane lighter or candle can also be used successfully. Cure bismuth alloy heads at a slightly lower temperature (325F) for 20 minutes.