Friday, March 30, 2012

"Tubeless" Tube Jigs

LashMax is my favorite eyelash yarn.  I cannot get over how useful this yarn is for tying.  Keep in mind that it has good action in the water and it can be used for a variety of different ties.  Pictured below are some jigs that I've tied to mimic crappie tubes.  An example of one would be the Creme Mini Tail.

Some jigs weigh 1/16 of an ounce and have # 4 hooks.  Others are 1/32-oz. and have # 6 hooks.  The heads are unpainted since I plan to fish these (i.e. there's no artistic contest here). ;)

There is a soft plastic crappie tube in the picture.  See if you can locate it.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another Kreature From The Depths...

...of my yarn bin.

Used a stringy olive eyelash yarn in combination with a multi-colored one that is much like mohair.  The "claws" are olive-brown saddle hackles.  Copper flashabou accent provides an additional attraction for bass.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Little "Jack Crawford" Style - I Hope

Felt like tying with feathers and came up with this little footballer.

  • Brown saddle hackles (4)
  • Barred brown saddle hackles (2)
  • Brown craft fur
  • Number 6 bulky caramel-colored chenille yarn
  • Number 5 dark brown chenille yarn
  • Flat wax nylon thread (140 denier) - rusty brown
  • A 1/8-oz. football head jig with a 3/0 black nickel hook
Did a little web surfing recently and found a discussion of hair jigs made by the Jack Crawford Tackle Company.  It was interesting to me.  If I can find some color plates of the jigs, then perhaps I can create some very similar paint, feather, and fur combinations.  Otherwise, you'll just be stuck with my stuff. ;)