Saturday, November 19, 2011

Palm Tree Knockoff

About the Kinami Palm Tree

My knockoff version tied with body reversed:

  • Kiwi Boot Lace
  • Eagle Claw 249WA-1/0 hook
  • Lion Brand Suede Chenille - Olive
  • Premier Yarns LashMax - Kryptonite
  • Coats & Clark Machine Embroidery Thread (40 wt.) - Dk. Olive & Electric Green
Slimmer than the plastic bait, this knockoff could be fished weightless or with a 1/16-oz. bullet head sinker.  Personally, I don't care to fish with more than a 1/8-oz. sinker ahead of soft plastics in the rivers and lakes that I fish.

Soft plastic baits provide good possibilities for designs.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Egg-Sucking Kreature Bait

Patterned similarly to an egg-sucking leech fly pattern.  Total length is about 3.75-4 inches.

  • 1/8-oz. ball head with #2 bronze hook
  • HF Powder Paint - orange (red/yellow mixture)
  • UTC Ultra Thread 140 denier - black
  • Lion Brand Suede Chenille - Ebony
  • Darice Craft Fur - black
  • Kiwi Leather Boot Lace
  • Premier Yarns LashMax - Black Star

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hair Jig Fishing - Tackle & Technique For Bass

Here's an In-Fisherman Blog article that a friend of mine co-wrote recently.  Lots of good information here, particularly for Midwestern anglers.

The manifold virtues of the small hair jig, according to Brian Waldman

Now, I know where to find good jig trailers too. :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Light Kreechers

This is a bait that I've been tying a lot of lately in order to prepare for next spring's smallmouth bass fishing.  It's somewhat similar in appearance to soft plastics like the Yammamoto Fat Ika or any of several skirted Chompers.

Each is tied on a 1/8-ounce ball head with a #2 bronze hook.

Comprised of eyelash yarn, chenille, and craft fur, my "Kreecher" jigs are meant to be fished along lake and river bottoms.