Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chinchilla Coque Kreature

  • One-eighth ounce football head jig with 3/0 black nickel hook.
  • Lion Brand Suede - scarlet.
  • Chinchilla coque feathers (2) - natural.
  • Lion Brand Fun Fur - chocolate.
  • Harbor Freight Powder Paint - brown mixture.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Yarn-N-Hackle Kreature

  • A 1/8-oz. football head jig with a 3/0 black nickel hook.
  • Moda Dea Zing Yarn - black/silver (Midnight - No. 1887).
  • Lion Brand Fun Fur - black.
  • Saddle hackles (2) - black.
  • Danville FW Thread (210 denier) - black.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Willow Leaf Tail Spinners

Tied these last night.  Used small hammered willow leaf blades for trailers.  I'm hoping that the added flash might trigger strikes whenever a dark-colored jig simply isn't working well enough.

Plan to use these on cloudy days with reasonable clarity throughout the water column that I'm fishing.  Jigs are 1/16-oz. darter heads with #4 Aberdeen hooks.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Stealth Tail Spinners

Tied these all-black tail spinners for fishing on cloudy days and in roiled waters.  Each jig has a size 0 Colorado blade attached to a swivel by a split ring.  The swivel is connected by black upholstery thread to the hook shank.  Both weigh approximately 1/16 of an ounce and have #4 Aberdeen hooks.

LashMax eyelash yarn is tied in as the "skirt" in place of traditional silicone.  Hope to field test these at my local reservoir on cloudy days or when stiff winds are traveling in from the west/southwest.  The winds will roil the inshore waters in many areas, providing turbid conditions for field testing the jigs.  Black lures often do well under these conditions.