Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tail Spinners

Tried my hand at tail spinners for the first time this week.  These have the potential to be good lures for white bass and crappie.

  • LashMax Yarns in green chartreuse and white.
  • Swivels, split rings, and Colorado blades in gold and silver.
  • Flat wax threads in white and fluorescent chartreuse - 125 denier and 210 denier, respectively.
  • 1/16-oz. darter head jigs with #4 gold Aberdeen hooks.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Crappie Prep

Just a few of the jigs that I tied today for spring crappie fishing.

All are tied on 1/16-oz. Arkie Darter Jigs with #4 gold Aberdeen hooks.  Used green chartreuse marabou and craft fur.  Dabbled in a bit of yellow chartreuse craft fur as well.  Krystal Flash was added to all but one of the jigs.  Designed the jig at the far right for a slow fall, as its craft fur fibers are matted somewhat densely.

Monday, April 2, 2012

More "Tubeless" Tube Jigs

Tied a few more to imitate tube jigs.  Most have painted heads.  Each of them weighs about 1/16 of an ounce and has a # 4 hook.

The style is simple and easy to tie.  Palmered eyelash yarn and chenille comprise the jig bodies.  I am really looking forward to fishing these. :)