Saturday, May 28, 2016

Safety Pin Spinners

Put together several spinnerbaits using the various components required to assemble jig spinners as well as tying up several 1/4-ounce jigs. I selected hammered #3 Colorado blades, split rings, and safety pin shafts.  Painted my jig heads with a pearlescent white powder, followed by a dip into a silver glitter and clear topcoat mixture.  Used Christmas tinsel again for bodies and skirts.

Currently, I have an older baitcasting reel that I'm 'souping up' to cast them with along the local river.  This isn't a popular style of spinnerbait, that I can tell, among bass fisherman.  However, I fully plan to do some field testing in order to make my own determination of its effectiveness.

Fun stuff! :)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

More Ties From Tinsel

I find it interesting that more jigs aren't tied with nothing but tinsel.  Would think that pike and trout would hammer them.  Here are a few more, some featuring multi-colored Christmas tinsel, tied in a variety of configurations.  I've added a safety pin spinner to several of them which might make them a bit more enticing.

I think that it's important to note that Uni Thread works exceptionally well for tying tinsel securely around a jig collar.