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HT Wind Jigger?????
« on: Jan 16, 2020, 07:06 AM »
I know these have been out for a while.  I just picked one up as a rod holder when I'm jigging, if a flag goes up, was thinking I can just throw my jig rod in the jigger and go for the flag.  Doesn't seem like the base is long enough to support my rod if a fish hits it.   Have a feeling when I come back to my jigging hole, I won't have a rod.   Other than putting an ice screw through the middle of it, anyone have a fix for these things?
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #1 on: Jan 16, 2020, 07:32 AM »
Could notch the rod holder ..so it locks in ..anchoring the base may help too

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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #2 on: Jan 16, 2020, 08:37 AM »
Thanks.   Locking the rod in is a good idea.  Usually when I'm jigging I'm pretty mobile,  Wanted to stay away from taking the time to anchor this thing every time.  Locking the rod in and throwing some snow/slush on top maybe my easiest option.  Hoping for an idea on a light weight base.
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #4 on: Jan 16, 2020, 08:50 AM »
Ya I was looking for something simple that would keep my jig moving.    Just thought of a good idea, "Maybe I can take it off the base that it's on and mount it on my flasher some how...." Not sure if I have room.   ???
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #5 on: Jan 16, 2020, 09:04 AM »
Ya I was looking for something simple that would keep my jig moving.    Just thought of an good idea, "Maybe I can take it off the base that it's on and mount it on my flasher some how...." Not sure if I have room.   ???

What kind of flasher ..Vexilar makes a rod holder ..but you could make something similar to HTs jigger to add on your flasher with some planning ..do you sit on a bucket ..tons and tons of rod holders that fit on a bucket ..some that can act like a tip down to boot.
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2020, 09:30 AM »
No Bucket, it's a humminbird 55.     
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #7 on: Jan 16, 2020, 09:50 AM »
Thinking some spring steel ..light PVC ..and duct tape and your off to the races with the R&D part .
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #8 on: Jan 16, 2020, 11:23 AM »
As much as I love R+D, most of it HT has done already. Just needs some fixin  ;)Ö.  Think I'm going to drill out the rivets and remove the existing rod holder. Cut in a notch in the shape of a squared off C. Reattach it at 90 degrees.  That should lock in the rod.   Then I'll have to look at it  and take it off the board and figure out how to attach it to the flasher or a chair.   That will have to wait till I get home. 
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #9 on: Jan 16, 2020, 11:31 AM »
Looking forward to pictures ..you could also use your setup as a dead stick rod holder ..if your not tending to tip ups that day ...live bait deadsticking often brings them in and jigging baits can seal the deal ..and vise versa.
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #10 on: Jan 17, 2020, 11:54 PM »
Have been using these wind jiggers for awhile. cats meow as we used to say! as for your rod going down the hole, have had a 24" walleye hit my jig and the rod tip was in the hole just a bouncing. pole never moved out of the holder. a lot of us around here are using the heck out of them. they work great for a deadstick.

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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #11 on: Jan 18, 2020, 12:51 PM »
Donít have a dog in this fight yet but that video with the base with an ice anchor through it makes me think I may have to get one. Thanks for the topic!
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #12 on: Jan 18, 2020, 03:15 PM »
As much as I love R+D, most of it HT has done already. Just needs some fixin  ;)Ö.  Think I'm going to drill out the rivets and remove the existing rod holder. Cut in a notch in the shape of a squared off C. Reattach it at 90 degrees.  That should lock in the rod.   Then I'll have to look at it  and take it off the board and figure out how to attach it to the flasher or a chair.   That will have to wait till I get home.

My own version of the HT. Made a base from (Plastic-Wood) Trex or ? /  HomeDepot. Added a hole for the Eskimo ice screw. On top I have Velcro so I can add a strap around the rod/reel if I'm wandering around jigging / visiting neighbors etc.




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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #13 on: Jan 20, 2020, 06:45 AM »
Thanks for the replies, guys.  So Here's what I did over the weekend.  I happened to come across this little bracket. I screwed that into the side of my hummingbird.  I could only get three screws in,,,, but it should be fine.



Then I took a .060 piece of 316 stainless, bent it at 90 degrees and mounted the rod holder.



I can take it off if I want.  And I cut an extra L slot in the rod holder itself.  Still usable the original way, but now I have the extra piece of mind if I choose to lock my rod in.



                                                           
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #14 on: Feb 04, 2020, 05:11 PM »
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #15 on: Feb 04, 2020, 05:49 PM »
OK. Ya got me... What sort of bracket is that where you can adjust the angle of the holder?
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #16 on: Feb 06, 2020, 06:46 AM »
The adjustable bracket comes with the wind jigger.  Just push side release and it pivots up and down.   Not to sure where to get one with out getting the wind jigger.
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #17 on: Feb 07, 2020, 03:32 PM »
flagsup! That's brilliant, props to you! Simple yet effective nothin beats custom mods. Nice work!
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Re: HT Wind Jigger?????
« Reply #18 on: Feb 12, 2020, 08:54 AM »
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flagsup! That's brilliant, props to you! Simple yet effective nothin beats custom mods. Nice work!
Yes, Thank you.... Seems to work well.   Being able to break it down is nice. Only got to use it once this year.  No ice and a sick wife.   Not a good mix for ice fishing. 
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