Saturday, October 23, 2010

Simple Bass Minnows

Simple Silver Hair Minnows For Bass

  • 5/32-oz. ball head jigs with #2 bronze hooks.
  • Darice Craft Fur - silver (not gray or gray/silver).
  • Black UTC Ultra Thread - 70 and 140 denier.
  • Silver and/or chrome paint for head - the type is your choice (jig head is epoxy covered).
  • Black and white acrylic paint for eyes.
  • 5-minute two-part epoxy for jig head top coat.
This is one of my favorite hair jig designs for fall bass fishing in clear water.  These are effective swimming jigs that are about 3.5-3.75 inches long.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jig Ties For Fall - Natural Selection

A natural selection.

So, I tied a few for this fall and winter.  Thought mostly of minnows, leeches, and gobies.  A couple of brown crawfish ties appear for completeness.  A drab green is so versatile.  Think goby or crawfish.

Things I like about...Ultra Thread

  • Strength
  • Color-coded spool labels state and relate to denier (red = 70, yellow = 140, and green = 210)
  • A handy color-coded end cap pinches the thread's tag end for storage and also relates to its denier

I like coded standards.  Good stuff here.