Tying Hair Jigs
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Posted November 29 2012 - 06:37 AM
It isn't hard and you have most of what you need now, keep your colors simple, greens, browns and black, you can mix a bit of purple in if you want. I tie mine at about 3 - 31/2 inches on either ball head or poison tail jigs I cast. Trailers can be plastic or pork, both have a place. I use them in the Finger Lakes and the bays of Lake Ontario in NY, and Stillwater Reservoir in the Adirondacks. It is just so much more enjoyable to catch fish on your own baits.
If you tie your own flies then its pretty easy.I learned from how to videos on popular internet sites.A bucktail bass jig is tied the same way a striper jig is tied just on a smaller scale.I like greens and browns but black is very popular too. I also like a zoom skinny chunk or uncle josh split tail eel as a trailer. Hope this helps little.
Posted November 29 2012 - 06:46 AM
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examples are wooly buggers , egg sucking leach , rabbit strip leach just put zonker strip over hook barb hair side up to make a tail but leave a long but end so you can palmer wrap it forward .craw patterns ,
clouser minnows , decievers .
Another method is to tye in revers so the material faces over the head of the jig then pull it back so it faces over the bend in the hook make some wraps infront of the material to flair it back and tye off , this will give it bulk with very little material, kinda like you would in the thunder creek style but with out creating a head .
Another option is to take like tinsel, crystal flash or what ever and tye it in the center of the material I do this in two parts top ,then bottom . you will have to finish of by hand . this requires you going over the material to the front it may be esier if you use a piece of scotch tape in reverse sticky side out to hold the material to the front .
You can also make bead chain eyes with heavy mono and two beads just toss the beads on melt the ends of the mono so the beads dont come off and add a bit of supper glue for extra insurance . now just tye those eyes to a hook and finish out your pattern .
If you ice fish wieghted flys work great and one can even cast them with a ultra light ,you may need to add some more split shot a few feet up the line or fish them below a float but it dose work .
Hope you found this post usefull .
Posted December 21 2012 - 11:28 AM