Thursday, July 3, 2014

Pup's Wiggler

Will it fish like Dance's Eel? ;-)

Materials:
  • Eagle Claw 249WA-3/0 Weedless Hook
  • Smooth #2 Colorado blade - silver (powder-painted Pup's baby bass green mixture)
  • Coats & Clark Trilobal Polyester Embroidery Thread 40-wt. - olive
  • Surebonder Low-Temp Glue Gun with clear glue stick
  • Caron Glimmer Chenille Yarn - willow
  • Homemade Tulip Fabric Paint Eyes - pink/black
  • Nesa Fall Blue Fur Fabric - barred white
  • Loctite Super Glue Gel Control
  • Bullet Weights Rubber Grip Sinker - 1/8 ounce
  • Rosey's Powder Paint - safety blue 90% gloss
  • Harbor Freight Powder Paint - yellow
  • Orbit Powder Paint - clear
  • Tandy Leather Factory Latigo Lace - use any color 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Shimmy Plug

Designed this lure to wiggle and shake its tail.  I think the design is somewhat along the lines of a Chatterbait, but without an articulated diving lip.  This bait's lip is fixed,  glued into place by a low-temp glue gun.

Had a problem keeping the adhesive over the eyes level and had a bit of a powder paint drip on the lure's lip.  Just a couple of things to work on the next time I make one of these.

Materials:
  • Eagle Claw 249WA-3/0 Weedless Hook
  • Smooth #2 Colorado blade - silver (powder-painted green chartreuse)
  • Coats & Clark Trilobal Polyester Embroidery Thread 40-wt. - electric green
  • Surebonder Low-Temp Glue Gun with clear glue stick
  • Caron Glimmer Chenille Yarn - apple
  • Homemade Tulip Fabric Paint Eyes - pink/black
  • Hareline Dubbin, Inc. Baitfish Emulator Flash - fluorescent chartreuse
  • E6000 Craft Adhesive
  • Bullet Weights Rubber Grip Sinker - 1/8 ounce
  • Pro-Tec Powder Paint - green chartreuse

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Trout & Panfish Jigs

An assortment of thread-neck and thread-bodied craft fur jigs tied for trout and panfish.


Used three 'new-to-me' powder paints from Rosey's Powder Coating.  Colors include:
  • Pearlescent White
  • Black Brown 80% Gloss
  • Purple Rave 90+% Gloss 
Each is tied on a 1/16-oz. ball head jig with a #4 black nickel sickle hook.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Structure Fishing For Crappie In Indiana



This is another fine video from Brian Waldman of Big Indiana Bass. Very informative. Included is a mention of the 'baby bass chartreuse' jig that I tie along with its materials list.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spring White Bass Fishing In Indiana



Brian Waldman of Big Indiana Bass made a very nice fishing video that also contains life history information about white bass, Morone chrysops. There is a mention of one of the jigs that I tie. Honestly, I would've never used this particular jig for white bass. I sure do like his results. :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Simple Pike Spinnerbait

Materials:
  •  Eagle Claw 249WA-3/0 Weedless Hook
  •  Bullet Weights Rubber Grip Sinker - 1/8 ounce
  •  Coats & Clark Trilobal Polyester Embroidery Thread (40-wt.) - temple gold
  •  Faceted beads - yellow (3) and red (2)
  •  Danville Flymaster Plus Thread (140 denier) - fluorescent yellow
  •  Lion Brand Suede Yarn - scarlet
  •  Spirit River Real-Eyes Plus 7/32" Dumbbell Eyes - nickel/yellow
  •  Diamond willow leaf blade #3-1/2 - silver
  •  Ball-bearing snap swivel
  •  Saddle hackles -  yellow (6) and red (6)
Tie on the tail, body, and eyes.  When finished, pinch the end of the wire loop weedguard with needlenose pliers in order to make it thin enough to accept beads.  Slide beads over weedguard.  Attach snap swivel by spreading its split ring and threading it through the end of the loop.  Add the blade and it's ready to fish.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tulip Fabric Paint Eyes

Casey Smartt's web site has great articles and videos.  This is one of my favorites.

Tulip Fabric Paint Eyes

Thought I'd post a footnote to this process that might help.

When the eyes dry, they stick to a surface and will pull any paint or coating off when removed.  This becomes a problem for "whites" of the eyes when using translucent or glitter paint that can be seen through.  If you use a container lid from something like a tub of margarine, be sure to drip the paint on the inside of the lid where it isn't coated.

This is a great tool for removing Tulip Paint Eyes from a lid.


Retractable Single-Edge Razor Scraper