Monday, February 28, 2011


Tied in hopes of hooking and landing a few walleye from my local reservoir.  These are 1/8-oz. ball head jigs with #2 hooks.

  • Darice Craft Fur - black and grayish silver
  • UTC Ultra Thread 70 denier - black
  • Black and yellow acrylic paint for jig eyes
  • Orvis Krystal Flash - gold
  • Black nail polish
  • Two-part epoxy for jig head topcoat

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

There's Something About This Kreature...

...bait that I like (brown color).  I hope that the bass will like it too.

  • Darice Craft Fur - brown and fawn
  • Brown and copper-colored silicone skirt tab
  • Lion Brand Suede chenille yarn - mocha
  • Coats & Clark trilobal polyester thread 40-wt. - chona brown
  • A 1/8-oz. football head jig with #1 bronze sickle hook
  • Avon Nailwear nail enamel - "bare necessity" color
  • PermaPoxy 5-Minute epoxy for jig head topcoat

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sage 'N' Red-Colored Kreature Bait

Thought this one might attract a few bass.  Used a 1/8-ounce football head jig with a #1 bronze hook.  Sage-colored craft fur and chenille comprise the body and tail.  Red craft fur provides a contrast in hue.  The silicone skirt tab contains red, black, blue glitter, and sage colors.  The jig head color is olive-brown.

Silicone Skirt Tab - Olive Jig

Tied this one using Lion Brand Suede again.  This time it's an olive-colored body.  Orvis Polar Fibre (olive) makes for a really nice, long, soft tail on this jig.

Isn't it about time to go fishing?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Red Bugs

Tied a couple of these critters using Lion Brand Suede chenille yarn.  The color is canyon.  I believe it's been discontinued.  It's a heckuva nice-looking color.

Used a reddish-brown and black silicone skirt tab and brown craft fur to complete each tie.  Jigs are 1/8-oz. football heads (glossy-brown) with #1 bronze sickle hooks.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Silicone Kreatures - Sculpin Pattern

Tied a couple of kreature baits this evening for early spring bass fishing. I plan to fish these in the river near my home.

It's tough for me to see the body color very well. I used a basil-colored #6 chenille manufactured by Lion Brand that is pictured below.

Other materials include:
  • Deluxe craft fur - black
  • Olive trilobal polyester thread 40-wt
  • Lemon-lime and black-colored silicone skirt tab
  • 1/8-oz. football head with #1 sickle or round bend hook
  • Santee nail polish for jig head - black
  • PermaPoxy 5-Minute Clear for jig head topcoat

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Spotted Bass Jig

Another idea for using a Sharpie. Spotting a lateral line.

Thought a juvenile spotted bass (or adult) might serve as a pretty good model for a drab green and white jig. One that might be useful when fishing for river bass. Used sage green, white and black craft fur on this tie with olive trilobal polyester thread for wraps.

My spotty lateral line looked better before I combed the jig. A bad hair day I guess.

I need more practice at this one.