Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Fishing In Indiana (Video)

A pretty nice video presented by Brian Waldman of Big Indiana Bass. It involves spoonplugging theory and hair jigs during a recent fishing trip (December 29).

This is how it looks and works, presently, in my neck of the woods. Except when I go, I don't catch nearly as many fish. :)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Closing Out 2014

Here are some more jigs that I tied recently.  Likely, the last for 2014.

Each is tied on a 1/8-ounce ball jig with a #2 bronze hook.  Two-tone brush tapping and painting the jig heads with glitter was enjoyable.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter Jigs Intended for Smallmouth Bass

Here are a couple of jigs that I tied last night.  Used two types of material, Lash Max eyelash yarn and craft fur.  I hope to soak these along a river bottom over the holidays.

Jigs weigh 1/8 of an ounce and have #2 black nickel sickle hooks.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Scissors Sharpening - A Useful Article

Finally, I sharpened my favorite 10-year old cuticle scissors. This is a good method that worked without damaging them.

Proper Way to Sharpen Scissors

Saturday, December 6, 2014

It's Been A While

I hadn't done anything in the way of jig tying since last September.  'Twas good to get back into it, as I decided to put a bit of concentration and effort into painting jigs with glitter topcoats.  Here are two examples of my recent work.

And...just in time for Christmas, I decided to make festive holiday jigs that just might catch a bass (or two) if cast into the water. ;)  Anyway, here's a list of materials used to create these jigs.


  • Sage/olive gray craft fur
  • Rosey's Powder Coating - olive gray 85% gloss
  • Orbit Powder Coating (clear) mixed with extra-fine red glitter
  • Danville Flymaster Plus Thread 140 denier - red
  • UTC Ultra Thread 140 denier - olive
  • Coats & Clark Trilobal Polyester Embroidery Thread - olive
  • Premier Yarns Merry Eyelash Yarn - red globes
  • Red and green-grizzly saddle hackles
  • Ball jigs weighing 1/8 of an ounce with #2 bronze hooks

Best wishes for the new year and have yourself a great holiday season.