Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Newer Paint Mixture, Style, & Camera

Mixed a pretty nice orange color from the combination of hot pink and yellow chartreuse powder paint.  Here are some of my results.

The newer style that I'm referring to includes the jigs with short chenille bodies and craft fur tails.  I like the possibilities for fishermen who fish hair jigs during the cold weather months and like their jigs to have scent-holding capability.  It looks good to me too, but will it to the fish?  I need to field test this.

Here is a spider grub/kreature bait for Indiana rivers and creeks that contain walleye, sauger, and smallmouth bass.

It is a combination of green chartreuse/limetreuse and light brown colors.  I like it best for big sauger.  Took this picture using a newer camera.  My beloved Samsung D530 may be giving up the ghost.  I've taken hundreds of pictures with it.  It will be missed.  Admittedly, I do like the picture resolution better with the newer camera.  Also, it seems to adjust more rapidly and with better consistency to a variety of lighting conditions.

All jigs weigh about 1/8 of an ounce and have #2 bronze light-wire hooks.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


A classic style of simple hair jigs for crappie, I think.

  • Sculpin wool/lambswool - white
  • Ball head jig (1/16-oz.) with a # 4 red hook
  • Pro-Tec Powder Paint/Orbit Powder Paint - Hot Pink/Clear mixture
  • Danville Flymaster 6/0 Nylon Thread (70 denier) - white
Some history about Pinkie Jigs can be found here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hairy Worms

Have thought quite a bit about lures from years ago recently.  I'm speaking of lures that my Dad had purchased from the sporting goods aisle of drug, grocery (yes, that's no mistake), and department stores back in the 1960s and '70s.  I have their visions in my mind, though not always their names.  One that I remembered from my Dad's tackle box is Gapen's Hairy Worm.

Some background on this jig can be found in this link:  Recent Rambles - Bill Scifres, February 2006

So, inspired by this lure from yesteryear, I tied a few of my own Hairy Worms.

I plan to fish them in my local river and reservoir.  The bodies are chenille-wrapped and the tails are bobbed.  Length varies.  Also pictured are a few Jig-N-Worms with craft fur tails.  Each is tied on a 1/8-oz. ball head jig with a # 2 bronze hook.