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I am looking to tie up some hair jigs. I have been fly tying for a long time and just need jig heads. It looks like the jig heads used are primarily football style and poison tail.? Where is the best place to get these style heads.? I do not think molding my own is an option at this time. Thanks, Scott

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7 hours ago, Abby said:

I am looking to tie up some hair jigs. I have been fly tying for a long time and just need jig heads. It looks like the jig heads used are primarily football style and poison tail.? Where is the best place to get these style heads.? I do not think molding my own is an option at this time. Thanks, Scott

I don't know why you are limiting your choices?  Ball head, worm nose, darter head, minnow head all make fine hair jigs.  While not typical, I use Charlie Brewer's Slider head.  Choose your head by how you want to fish it, then find that head style with an appropriate hook for your quarry.

 

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That is good advice.. Thanks. Now off to the vice as I have ball jig heads.

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3 hours ago, Abby said:

That is good advice.. Thanks. Now off to the vice as I have ball jig heads.

They are the most versatile   IMO

 

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I use jig hooks with a tungsten cone on the head. I like the Owner Deep Throat hook. I like to finish my jigs with a Fish Mask, but I hide 1 or 2 large tungsten cones underneath the mask. Then simply build a small thread dam in front of the mask to keep it from sliding up onto the angled part of the hook up to the eye. Simply add lead wraps to the shank if you need more weight. you can also add more tungsten beads by tying a piece of wire under the belly. Youtube "belly scratcher minnow" to see this technique. I talked about this with someone else recently and have been wanting to post a few pics, but I recently moved and haven't been able to unpack my tying gear yet.

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