Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another Rosy Red Minnow

Here's another 1/8-ounce rosy red jig version that I tied recently. Tried a bit of pink over orange craft fur on the body with grayish-silver fur to represent some fins. The head is a salmon pink powder color that I mixed recently.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rosy Red Minnow

This is my impressionistic rosy red minnow with its black fins for added contrast. Tied on a 1/8-ounce ball head with a #2 hook. Plan to give it a try on the local smallmouth and largemouth bass.

This jig's length is approximately 3 inches.

Rosy red minnows are fathead minnow variants sold as aquarium pets, gamefish forage, and are popular as bait.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

More Grays

I finished tying my remaining gray heads this AM. Below are the two that I tied.

The top jig is reverse-shaded, i.e., white back, gray middle, and black belly. The bottom one is a "large profile" tie. I combined black, white, and gray fur along the hook shank. Though difficult to see in this photo, there is a mix of strands of each color along the entire length of the jig body. This particular jig might not move through the water as attractively as the others, but maybe it will lure in a larger fish with its fuller profile. ;)

Contrast Jig

Tied this one solely with the idea of contrast in the body profile.  Selected black, gray, and white colors. I do not know how this will look in water when jigged.

Used a 3/16-ounce ball head with a #1 hook and craft fur.

To me, it's a little like viewing a black and white television image. However, fish don't watch television. ;)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gray Siren

Tied a little something that I hope will appeal to river bass.  Used a 3/16-ounce ball head jig with a #1 hook.  The rubber legs are cut relatively short and keep the hook upright.

  • Black and white HF powder paints mixed to gray color
  • Black and white acrylic paints for jig eyes
  • DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze for jig head topcoat
  • Darice Craft Fur - gray
  • Herrschners bulky #5 chenille - gray
  • Coats Extra Strong Upholstery Thread - driftwood color