Friday, December 16, 2016

Float-N-Fly Jig Experiments

Created a bunch of Tulip Paint Eyes for jig heads recently and am working on fashioning a tool to remove adhered eyes from surfaces.  A razor blade buries into and damages surfaces whenever I use it.   The tool should remove the eyes without cutting into a surface or deforming the eye.

Here are some float-n-fly jigs that I created.  Their heads have Tulip Paint Eyes created for my tool tests.  They're about to become stocking stuffers for Christmas gift giving.

All are tied with craft fur available at most big box fabric and hobby stores on 1/16-oz. minnow heads. Each has a #4 hook.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

So, It's Been A While Since I've Posted...

Thought I'd review a post I'd made back in 2013.  It covers a couple of useful tools for jig making.  I cannot overemphasize the usefulness of  the offset nail nipper.  It trims the flashing surrounding the line tie (eyelet) with great precision, even on tinier jigs weighing 1/32 and 1/64 of an ounce.

Useful Tools

The reverse action tweezers work well for removing tulip paint eyes from various surfaces.  Though, lately I've found a good pair of pointed-slant tweezers by Revlon that work as well or better.

I finished adding eyes and top-coating about ten jigs for float-n-flies.  Hope to tie them up very soon with photos of them to come.