Friday, September 30, 2011

LashMax Yarn Jigs for Bass

Plum brown heads (Harbor Freight mix) with caffeine (dark brown) LashMax eyelash yarn tied in over the collar.  Used brown and orange craft furs for the tail.  Cinched everything down with brown-colored trilobal polyester thread.

Heads are 1/8 of an ounce with #2 hooks.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ultimate Yarn Jig 'N' Worms

I've been tying with eyelash yarns for the past two months.  A fellow tyer mentioned that one of my yarns might make a nice replacement material for silicone skirt applications.  The yarn is durable and has very good movement in the water.  So, I agree. :)

Here are a couple of my latest "mover and shaker" ties.

The hooks are offset slightly from the chenille and rubber tails, so there's plenty of gap available for hooksets.  Jigs are 1/8-ounce ball heads with #2 hooks.

More jig ties with new and different eyelash yarns are on the way...  I hope that you'll stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's Not A Fluke... More Flukes!

I really enjoy tying these now that I'm in control of both, the thread and the weedguard. ;)  Used two more "new-to-me" yarns this evening.  The first fluke pictured is tied with a #6 yarn called Northland Lofty Chenille (honey color pattern).  The second is tied with a fuzzy #6 chenille yarn called Bernat Fab Faux (sable color pattern).

This fluke has an Eagle Claw 249WA-1/0 hook.  It's about 6" long.

This one was has an Eagle Claw 249WA-3/0 hook.  It's 6.5" long.

I field tested one of my other flukes recently with a medium spinning outfit consisting of a 6 foot rod and a reel spooled with 6-lb. copolymer line.  I was able to cast it a pretty fair distance with it wet. :)

Forget about casting one of these dry unless you use a fly rod outfit of about 8-wt or more. ;)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fluke Jr.

This one measures 5 inches long.  I purchased two skeins of Northland Lofty Chenille (Bulky #6) recently that looked good for baitfish patterns.  This particular color is called "Maplewood".

Used sage-colored craft fur for the tail.  The hook is an Eagle Claw 249WA -1/0.  It rides with its hook point downward and has a wire weedguard to resist snagging.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Little Posting, Lots O' Tying...

Spent some time tying many jigs during August.  Some of the jigs appear in the following photos:

The jigs are 1/8-ounce ball heads with #2 hooks.  Used eyelash yarns in a variety of designs.  Added craft fur tails, flashabou, and safety pin spinners to many of the ties.  I consider these jigs a specialty of mine and hope that you find them interesting.