Saturday, January 23, 2016

Lion's Mane Jig And A Leather-Legged Bottom-Walking Brownie


Materials:
  • Milani Nail Lacquer #35 (Brown-A-Licious) or Cover Girl Continuous Color 3-in-1 Nail Polish 36M (Autumn Flame)
  • Lion Brand Yarn 'Lion Suede' - coffee
  • FlyMasters (Wapsi) Barred Schlappen - fl. fire orange
  • UTC Ultra Thread 140 denier - rusty brown
  • Tulip Slick Designer Fabric Paints - black and fluorescent yellow
  • Devcon 2 Ton 30-Minute Epoxy
  • Lead Free Jigs Hooksup Jig - custom head weighing 1/9 of an ounce with a 1/0 hook
  • Tandy Leather Factory Premium Leather Remnant - pebbled brown
  • The Beadery Suede Lace - brown
  • Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish - clear

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Canyon Devil-Tailed Jig

The 'devil' is in the details.  Used scissor-cut suede lace for the legs on this jig.  Two foam pieces provide flotation at the point of the tail.

Materials:
  • Milani Nail Lacquer #35 (Brown-A-Licious) or Cover Girl Continuous Color 3-in-1 Nail Polish 36M (Autumn Flame)
  • Lion Brand Yarn 'Lion Suede Prints' - canyon
  • UTC Ultra Thread 140 denier - rusty brown
  • Tulip Slick Designer Fabric Paints - black and fluorescent yellow
  • Devcon 2 Ton 30-Minute Epoxy
  • Lead Free Jigs Hooksup Jig - custom head weighing 1/9 of an ounce with a 1/0 hook
  • Tandy Leather Factory Premium Leather Remnant - pebbled brown
  • The Beadery Suede Lace - brown
  • E6000 Adhesive
  • Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish - clear
  • Darice 'Foamies' Foam Sheet (2mm) - brown

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Bottom-Walking Brownie

Tied this one up this evening on a 'Lead Free Jigs' Custom Hooksup Jig.  It's a natural for this design.  This jig should slide along gravel bottoms like a 'sled'.  Its head shape is perfect for Tulip Paint Eyes.  Can't wait to fish it next year. :)

Materials:
  • Milani Nail Lacquer #35 (Brown-A-Licious) or Cover Girl Continuous Color 3-in-1 Nail Polish 36M (Autumn Flame)
  • Lion Brand Yarn 'Lion Suede' - coffee
  • UTC Ultra Thread (140 denier) - rusty brown
  • Elastic rubber legs - white
  • Tulip Slick Designer Fabric Paints - black and fluorescent yellow
  • Devcon 2 Ton 30-Minute Epoxy
  • Lead Free Jigs Hooksup Jig - custom head weighing 1/9 of an ounce with a 1/0 hook
  • Tandy Leather Factory Premium Leather Remnant - pebbled brown

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Updating Old Lures

Ever tie onto an old lure?  My Dad did, quite frequently, whenever he wanted to replace a skirt or tail that wasn't readily available.  I have a small collection of spinners and spinnerbaits that he modified.

Thought I'd carry this forward by updating an old no-name bass popper that was laying inside of a vintage tackle box.

 

More to come on the jig front shortly.  Have a great holiday season.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Trailers

Created a couple of jig trailers recently with the use of leather and craft foam.  The design is simple.  It's simply a square of pebble-grained leather with dog ears and a tongue for the hook bend.  Craft foam is glued to the leather using E6000 adhesive.  It's my hope that these jigs will produce some pretty good action with a lift/drop or a hopping retrieve.  Even a slow, steady retrieve with, maybe, a pause now and then might work well with this combo.



Used the green foam for buoyancy and, hopefully, as an attractant.  I look forward to fishing these to see if they will work well on largemouth bass.

Materials:

  • Eagle Claw Round Ball Jig JB0018U - 1/8 ounce
  • Hancock Fabrics Deluxe Craft Fur - sage/olive gray
  • Rosey's Powder Paint and Harbor Freight Powder Paint Mixture - black brown/safety blue/yellow (1:1:1 ratio)
  • Rosey's Powder Paint and Harbor Freight Powder Paint Mixture - safety blue/red/yellow (1:1:1 ratio)
  • Coats Trilobal Polyester Machine Embroidery Thread (40-wt.) - olive
  • Tandy Leather Factory Premium Leather Remnant - brown
  • 4Kids Funky Foam Sheet 2mm - green
  • E6000 Adhesive
  • Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish - clear

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Jigs With Trailers Coming Soon...

Jigs with trailers coming soon...

In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful and nostalgic video.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Saddle-Tailed, Silicone-Skirted Jig

Materials:
  •  Sportsman's Warehouse Wapsi Strung Rooster Saddle Long CSW141 - sculpin olive/white
  •  FlyMasters Wapsi Sili Legs SF320 - olive/black flake
  •  Hareline-Dubbin, Inc. Crazy Legs CL297 - Pumpkin/olive black flake
  •  Kreinik Very Fine #4 Braid 009 - emerald
  •  Lion Brand Suede Yarn (discontinued) - olive
  •  Coats Trilobal Polyester Machine Embroidery Thread 444 40-wt. - olive
  •  Eagle Claw 1/8-Oz. Ball Head Jig JB0018U
  •  Experimental Powder Paint Mixture (Rosey's and Harbor Freight) - safety blue/red/yellow 1:1:1 ratio