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Back when I fly-fished and tied my own - I stored my bucktail in empty medicine bottles...kept it from being crushed and mangled.

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Just now, Jigfishn10 said:

I like that idea! 

I was actually asking about the material.

China Fly Tying Bucktail (YS-A-FT-FT-82) - China Fly Tying Fur and Fly  Fishing Fur price

Sorry man, my bad.

Empty mayonnaise/peanut butter jar.

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I store mine in zip-loc plastic bags, usually the one they came in.  I have them in a large plastic container with cedar balls in it.  My problem is the bucktail jigs I tie. Normally, they're in compartments in my tackle box. When I cleaned up my tackle box,  they were all bent out of shape.  I managed to straighten some them by holding them under hot water then laying them on a table top till they dried.  I'm open to suggestions on how I can keep them straight.  The bucktail flies I tie are in foam slots in my fly boxes so I don't have a problem with them.

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51 minutes ago, Fallser said:

My problem is the bucktail jigs I tie. Normally, they're in compartments in my tackle box. When I cleaned up my tackle box,  they were all bent out of shape.  I managed to straighten some them by holding them under hot water then laying them on a table top till they dried.  I'm open to suggestions on how I can keep them straight. 

I haven't jumped off that bridge yet and I have 42 bucktail jigs laying on my table waiting to have the eyes installed. I better come up with something quick, that table is supposed to be used for Christmas. ?

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2 minutes ago, Jig Man said:

I haven’t counted them but I am guessing that I have several hundred in the boat.

No offense my friend, but that doesn’t surprise me. ?

 

You’ve been a big help to me over the years. I hope you and your family have a great holiday!

 

Respects

John

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23 hours ago, Jig Man said:

This works for me.  I get the bags at Hobby Lobby and staple them to poster board strips.  I keep those in tackle binders by weight categories.

I'm do for a trip to Hobby Lobby.  That might be a good solution.  I have a large wallet with plastic envelopes that hold my large bait fish patterns and streamers.  I might look into picking up one for my larger bucktail jigs.  The other idea I'm thinking about is lining some of the compartments in my tackle box with 6 mm craft foam and stick the hooks in the foam to keep them from bouncing around or cut a slit or two in the foam to hold them.

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1 hour ago, Fallser said:

I'm do for a trip to Hobby Lobby.  That might be a good solution.  I have a large wallet with plastic envelopes that hold my large bait fish patterns and streamers.  I might look into picking up one for my larger bucktail jigs.  The other idea I'm thinking about is lining some of the compartments in my tackle box with 6 mm craft foam and stick the hooks in the foam to keep them from bouncing around or cut a slit or two in the foam to hold them.

That will work just fine.  I have done that when using a bunch in the same size and wanting them handy.

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17 hours ago, Fallser said:

I'm do for a trip to Hobby Lobby.  That might be a good solution.  I have a large wallet with plastic envelopes that hold my large bait fish patterns and streamers.  I might look into picking up one for my larger bucktail jigs.  The other idea I'm thinking about is lining some of the compartments in my tackle box with 6 mm craft foam and stick the hooks in the foam to keep them from bouncing around or cut a slit or two in the foam to hold them.

The craft foam in some 3500 and 3600 tach

kle boxes works the best for me.

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That's a good idea, dopey.  There's a DD right down the street for me, but I make a pot a coffee every day.  I'm sure not sure they use plastic straws in this area anymore.  I have seen some large straws in the $1 store. I'll have to check them out.  I did find a large fly box that will hold 20 jigs if I skip a row and probably 40 if I use the skipped rows.  That may not sound like a lot of jigs to ya'll, but I fly fish about 90% of the time. Plus I can replace them if I lose them.

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On 12/23/2021 at 3:29 PM, dopey said:

If you can find big enough straws cut the to length and slit one side and then slide the jig inside.  I got these straws at Dunkin donuts.  

 

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Genius 

 

the material itself I keep in a bucket in the hall closet…….. the wife got tired of me

scattering it all over the coffee table 

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