Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Marabou Crappie Jigs

Tied on 1/16-oz. ball heads with #4 hooks.  I used marabou feathers instead of craft fur as "full body material" for a change of pace.  I like the ease of working with craft fur.  Marabou took a little getting used to.

  • Zucker Feather Products Marabou - white
  • Harbor Freight Powder Paint - white
  • UTC Ultra Thread (140 denier) - fl. fire orange
  • Rustoleum American Accents Latex Enamel - orange glow
  • Black acrylic craft paint
  • A 1/16-oz ball head jig with a #4 red hook
  • Devcon 2 Ton Epoxy for topcoat

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Powder Paint Mixing

Here's one other combination that I made last night. Mixed a 1:1 ratio of Harbor Freight's respective red and white powders to create a "pixelated" soft pink color.  Then, I tied a couple of thread-bodied jigs for crappie.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Basic Powder Paint Mixing

Did a little mixing recently with some basic powder paint colors. I thought that the results of the mixes came out well. Though, I'm not sure that the camera shot agrees with me.

The two chartreuse jigs at the top have burnt orange heads. This color is formed by mixing Harbor Freight's red and yellow in a 1:1 ratio. The gray jigs in the picture have heads with a "pixelated" gray color formed by a 1:1 mix of Harbor Freight's white and matte black powder paints.

Both colors look pretty good to me at a distance. I thought that these examples might be of interest to someone wanting to get started mixing and painting with just a few colors. Harbor Freight's powder paint is relatively inexpensive and sold by the pound.