Monday, April 20, 2015

Chenille-Bodied Tube Style Bait

It's fun to mimic commercially-produced soft plastic baits like crayfish, tubes, and worms with fabric and, sometimes, silicone.  Here's one such bait, a bass tube, that I designed and tied the other night.

  • Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp Worm Hook L3001GK-2/0 - black pearl
  • Hareline-Dubbin, Inc. Crazy Legs - pumpkin/olive black flake
  • Bullet Weights Rubber Grip Sinker - 1/8 ounce
  • Beadalon 7-Strand Stainless Steel Coated Beading Wire - 0.61 mm/0.024 in
  • Tulip Puffy Paint - green
  • Coats & Clark Trilobal Polyester Machine Embroidery Thread 40-wt. - chona brown
  • Hobby Lobby Baby Bee Dreamy Super Soft Yarn - chocolate
Used hemostats to bend and form the beading wire.  Kept good tension on the yarn as it was triple wrapped.