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Old 12-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Just started tying my own jigs and figured why not get a discussion going on it.

I personally have not had any success fishing jig and mags but repeatedly hear its the go to method and have witnessed it on many occasions. I am determined to learn the art.

What are you guys methods for tying jigs?


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Old 12-30-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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Here is what ive been tying. No success yet...

1/64 voodoo jigs various colors

Marabou and uv dubbing for body/underbody. Some tinsel added for flash.

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Old 12-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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I have been killing on black jig and black marabou with or without flash. I've tied a bunch of color combos but never use them. Just black. Lol I just started last year n it passes the time.

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Make it as simple as possible. I have my go to colors like black, brown, and any combo with red. But don't be afraid to experiment with different sizes and colors. Sometimes they just need to see something different that you can't find in storea.

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Old 12-30-2013, 10:32 PM   #5
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We've been tying orange/dark green heads with black marabou and 4 strands tinsel, been working pretty good lately. I use orange heads and paint em with nail polish, then bake at 300 deg. for 15 min.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:51 PM   #6
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i pour all the jigs i make.then paint them with powder paint. i like to ty them in various fly patterns, esp wooly bugger, or egg sucking leech pattern. i have success fishing them without using maggots, but if things are really tough i might put a single egg on the hook.tying your own jigs is a great hobby and can save you some money since the river seems to like to eat jigs too!
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:48 AM   #7
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I tie my own jigs....i don't paint the heads, just use racoon tail and other feathers,marabou , some flash sometimes, they catch them that's for sure. Some say they are ugly but you can't argue production

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Old 01-03-2014, 02:08 PM   #8
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Ever hear of a slap happy? we used to pick them up at the old grand river tackle. they were trout slammers. i still have one. perhaps ill post a pick.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:47 PM   #9
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Haven't tied any yet for this year. Got a bud that begs for the black/white/yellow ones. The peach ones work good on river smallies too.

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Lol I guess ill have to get mine out n show them off too.

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I fish jigs more then anything these are a few of my ties.
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Nice that's what I was hoping for.

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Where can you get decent painted jig heads with solid hooks? I got some voodoo jigs off of Craig at Erie outfitters and man those hooks were nice! I tie my own jigs and too but I need to find quality stuff.
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Where can you get decent painted jig heads with solid hooks? I got some voodoo jigs off of Craig at Erie outfitters and man those hooks were nice! I tie my own jigs and too but I need to find quality stuff.
U can get mustad hooks on eBay I think for a fairly good price, then what I do is just use a sharpie marker to paint what color u want, or buy powder paint.
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I have been using the voodoo jigheads myself. Seem to be high quality. Craig has a whole assortment at erie outfitters.
What material do you guys prefer for tying jigs? Marabou, bucktail, etc. I only have marabou so not sure about the alternatives

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Maribou and rabbit hair
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Fin feather and fur has some nice jigs and they are cheap. They have a little bend which really helps when you are fishing timber. Caught many big fish on those jigs and plus the only place I know that you can get 1/32 jig with size 2 hooks

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What would be a good jig for a beginner to tie for steelhead? I have a kit and some supplys from cabella my son and I bought but we only made one. Would like to give it a go again.
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Black jigs seem to be the go to color. All you need are some jig heads and some black marabou. You can add flash if you like, and switch up the color of your thread. 1/32 oz jig heads seem to be the most common.

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Haven't tied any yet for this year. Got a bud that begs for the black/white/yellow ones. The peach ones work good on river smallies too.

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Those peach ones look awesome. What materials did you use for the body?

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