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Lead for jigs

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Im new to lure making and have tied some freshwater flies. I would like to move onto saltwater bucktails and flies, and was wondering where do you get the lead used to create the jigheads? Is this a pure lead or just whatever junk you can find lying around? Do the impurities in the lead damage the melting pot at all? If i bought a pot, i would probably also use it to cast my own pistol bullets for steel target shooting

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I respect your opinion but I have been casting lead jigs, sinkers & such for years without incident.
Simple precautions such as good ventilation, thick leather gloves, heavy coat sleeves & safety glasses have been adequate protection for me.
I really enjoy makin my own stuff
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