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Blue Gill Swim Jig *update*

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Let me know what you guys think if you don't mind. With Chris at North Stars shutting down web sales, I had to make my own I go through too many jigs. With the help of Glenn's video I think I have it sorta down.

 

Here is the link to what the Blue Gill look like in my area. http://okiefish.com/TheBluegillPerch.htm

 

And here is my jig

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I think I may have to much orange in the body. I was trying to get it on the belly of the jig, but I'm still learning.

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Looks like the jig head came from Mr. Siebert which is a good choice. The color combo is fine at least for me. May want incorporate blue and perhaps another accent color. A great jig for sure and a solid start into custom ties.

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Looks like the jig head came from Mr. Siebert which is a good choice. The color combo is fine at least for me. May want incorporate blue and perhaps another accent color. A great jig for sure and a solid start into custom ties.

Thanks.

 

Yep, I got the heads from Mike. I can't say enough about the quality of this head.

 

Just out of curiousity, why blue?

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I like blue on alot of baits including jigs. Patterns like the Okeechobee craw and molten craw are standbys for me using a green pumpkin base with varying shades of blue.

Having said that, take the green pumpkim blue sapphire skirt you see on the Siebert website and perhaps incorporate a few strands into the bluegill jig or another similar skirt color.

Just an idea. That is how I would modify it for my own use but there is certainly nothing wrong with your rendition. Should work well year round and in many bodies of water.

Bluegills, sunfish, pumpkinseed, green sunfish, etc... all can vary slightly in color from body of water or time of year or about any other stress factor. Sometimes they can darken in coloration when removed from the water for an extended period of time. So color can vary for any reason at just about any time when choosing a color to mimic the forage.

No right/wrong depiction of the 'correct' bluegill color...

Keep up the good work and if you remember to post a few shots of other jigs you create!

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I like blue on alot of baits including jigs. Patterns like the Okeechobee craw and molten craw are standbys for me using a green pumpkin base with varying shades of blue.

Having said that, take the green pumpkim blue sapphire skirt you see on the Siebert website and perhaps incorporate a few strands into the bluegill jig or another similar skirt color.

Just an idea. That is how I would modify it for my own use but there is certainly nothing wrong with your rendition. Should work well year round and in many bodies of water.

Bluegills, sunfish, pumpkinseed, green sunfish, etc... all can vary slightly in color from body of water or time of year or about any other stress factor. Sometimes they can darken in coloration when removed from the water for an extended period of time. So color can vary for any reason at just about any time when choosing a color to mimic the forage.

No right/wrong depiction of the 'correct' bluegill color...

Keep up the good work and if you remember to post a few shots of other jigs you create!

Thanks for the feedback man!

 

I see what your talking about now. I have a few tabs of blue I will try and mix in. The base tab is a living image water craw and I put a tab of fire tip orange/brown to get the orange on the belly, but it was too much and kinda got mixed in. i will try a half tab of the orange and a half tab of blue. That may get it and keep me around 60 so its not to thick .

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I personally like a little blue, yellow, orange and a tad of purple surrounded by watermelon green. Try to keep the light colors on the bottom of your jig if possible. Most bluegill are very colorful. Depends on what you have in your lakes. Anyway the jig looks really nice and will catch fish. No really wrong or right way, just depends on what you like.

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PM Sent. 

 

That is a good looking color.

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Thanks for all the input so far guys.

 

I changed the base color to a different color that I think matches a bit better. I added only a half tab of orange and a half tab of blue flake. I really like this color.

 

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WOW! Stellar work. No offense to your 1st attempt, but personally I think both of those look outstanding and improved over the first. The sky is the limit...

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WOW! Stellar work. No offense to your 1st attempt, but personally I think both of those look outstanding and improved over the first. The sky is the limit...

Thanks man. I appreciate it.

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I like the second ones better as well.

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Second one I like a lot more also.

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Very nice, how many strands and weight of the jig?

Thanks. Jig is 1/2oz and it's right at about 66 strands

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Your first attempt looks almost exactly like my Texas Craw jigs, that's my favorite color.

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The fish are fond of it too  :eyebrows:

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That skirt is exactly like it. i went with a lighter green for the bluegill around here, but I'm going to use that first skirt for some flipping jigs.

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Thanks for all the input so far guys.

I changed the base color to a different color that I think matches a bit better. I added only a half tab of orange and a half tab of blue flake. I really like this color.

I'd like to know where to get those jig heads from!

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I'd like to know where to get those jig heads from!

They are 1/2 swim jig heads from Seibert Outdoors in green pumpkin.

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What color trailer are you using for those?  I have some similar colored ones coming from Sieberts soon.

 

BTW they look great!!!

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Thanks. Its the Watermelon red flake Berkley Havoc Subwoofer with about 1/2" bitten off the head. I bite them down to the gill pattern on the bait. 

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