Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Plan B Jig & Nothing Fancy Jigs

Tied this one over the weekend. Attempted a chenille body that wasn't going to work, so I broke out some Holoshimmer to finish up.  Here's my "Plan B" jig.

  • 1/16-oz. minnow head jig with #4 hook.
  • Turkey feathers - bright yellow.
  • UTC Ultra Thread (olive) - 140 denier.
  • Sulky Holoshimmer - sliver metallic.
  • White acrylic paint for eyes and basecoat.
  • Black acrylic paint for eyes.
  • Maybelline Nail Polish for head paint - Go Go Green.
  • Devcon 2T Epoxy for topcoat.
  • Flymasters (Wapsi) Flashabou Accent - fluorescent chartreuse/pearl.
I've seen so many good-looking jigs being tied lately, that I thought I'd post a couple of dull ones. :) These are my "Nothing Fancy" jigs.

I think that the one to the left might be worth trying on dark, cloudy days. The one to the right might be a little bit too "rusty" (as in...rusty crayfish). Maybe, a brown bass getter?

Both do have a bit of flash in the back end and each weighs 1/16 of an ounce. Hook size is #4.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Insert Heads - Not just for tube baits anymore...

Thought I'd tie up a hair jig for walleye (and largemouth bass) last night.

The pattern requires an orange head, purple/violet nylon thread, and violet over orange craft hair. Tied on a 1/4-oz. insert head with 2/0 hook.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bit O' Everything

Bit O' Everything

  • 1/16-oz. ball head jig (collared) with #6 hook.
  • Fluorescent yellow and lavender craft fur.
  • UTC Ultra Thread (70 denier) - red.
  • Flymasters (Wapsi) Flashabou Accent - red.
  • Revlon Nail Enamel for head paint - deep berry.
  • Black and yellow acrylic craft paints for eyes.
  • Devcon 2T Epoxy for topcoat.
I catch a little bit of everything on this one.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Jig Swaps

An entertaining way to improve your tying skills and view what others are tying around the country.  Jig swaps are available at many fishing web sites.

I'm currently involved in one with the jig tyers at http://crappie.com/.