View Full Version : Jig Making-Websites or numbers for companies that have marabou, chenille, etc.

12-10-2005, 08:17 PM
I was wondering where an individual could order marabou, chenille, thread, head cement and other supplies. If you could give me a website or a phone number, it would be appreciated. I am just starting out and wondered what types of marabou, chenille and thread a person should get to tie crappie jigs. Especially if there are any products, one does not want to get? I appreciate the help.

Good Fishing,

12-10-2005, 08:38 PM
Hey M-D, Bass Pro has all that kind of stuff. I'm not into tying my own (so far) but i've seen it there in the fly fishing part of the store. If you got a BPS near you, the guys in that department are usually pretty well informed. Good luck

12-10-2005, 10:01 PM
But this web-site seems to have a lot of what you are asking about.
I don't know about the product nor the prices, but have a good variety.
Good luck!

12-11-2005, 03:39 AM




http://www.createforless.com/search/searchResults.asp?SearchAction=Restart&SearchHistory=5%2C237%7C3%2C%2D1%7C1%2C%2D1%7C2%2C %2D1%7C9%2C%2D1&pType=craft+supplies&source=GOOG&keyword=feathers


Just some things I Googled up ... I can't vouch for any of them being the best or cheapest. .......... luck2ya ........ cp :cool:

Darryl Morris
12-11-2005, 07:19 AM
Hey Mud, I'm currently in the process of getting the tools and materials for making my own jigs too. I been doing some research and found that Jann's Netcraft - http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/ - have the most reasonable prices; however most are close in their prices.

I have decided not to pour my own jigheads, but rather buy them pre-poured and tie the rest myself. If you want to pour your own lead, do a search on Jann's for "round jig head mold." Here is a list of tools and materials from Jann's with stock numbers that I have compiled that I "think" one would need to get started.

345445 Unpainted Round Jig Head - 1/32
Unpainted Round Jig Head - 1/16
240300 3/0 Fly Tying Thread - Red
630611 Two-sided Wide Tinsel
620702 Water-based Head Cement
610101 Bucktail - White
Bucktail - Black
Bucktail - Gray
Bucktail - Flo Char
620913 Acrylic Popper Paint - White
Acrylic Popper Paint - Black
Acrylic Popper Paint - Yellow
Acrylic Popper Paint - Red

420301 Fly Tying Vise
420441 Standard Bobbin w/ Collar
420401 4" Medium Scissors
420429 Large Standard Hackle Pliers
420433 Large Hair Stacker
420459 Hackle Gauge
420720 Application Jar

Other Tools:
Material/Tackle Boxes

Hope this helps and good luck.

12-11-2005, 07:32 AM
izzysfishin,anchor puller, crappiepappy and darryl morris

I appreciate the help, exactly what I was hoping for, you are the best. Darryl, thanks for the list.

Darryl, you need to come visit the Lubbock area, the geese and waterfowl are about to take over the whole area. Outstanding hunting right now after the cold front last week. Best quail hunting the area has seen in at least 25 years, of course the grass burrs are horrible.

Thanks All,
Mud-Dabber, Ron Dennis/Abilene

12-11-2005, 07:51 PM
cabelas has the best marabou feathers that can be purchased in 1-ounce packages, barlowstackle.com for hooks and chenille. these are the best prices i have been able to find. hope this helps.

Jeff Schiller
12-12-2005, 09:19 AM
Since you live in Texas, if you shop on line at Barlow's you will get hit with the shipping fee & the sales tax.

Shopping at Janns is a way around that. From what I've seen, and someone has already stated as much, the prices are all about the same. You can do some real nit-picking and find that chenille at one place may be a couple-a-pennies cheaper at one place, but thread may be the opposite.

I've had no problems making my purchases at Janns'. In fact, I just recently placed an order where a couple of the items were out of stock and backordered. The bakordered items shipped the next day. ;)

Of course, I may know somewhere where you can get your jig heads. :D
Email me if you have any other questions. I'll be glad to help on specific items like chenille, thread, tail (feather, marabou, buck tail), paint.

Darryl Morris
12-12-2005, 11:31 AM
I found the pre-molded painted and unpainted round jig heads "without" collars for tying jigs at Cabelas. Here are the links:

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp;jsessionid=WZQACP3AB2BPVTQSNOLSCNWOCJVYQI WE?id=0000545115370a&type=product&cmCat=search&returnString=_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&hasJS=true&_D%3AhasJS=+&%2Fcabelas%2Fcommerce%2FCabelasCatalogNumberFinder .giftCertificateURL=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Ftemplates%2F giftcertificate%2Fgiftcertificate.jsp%3Fid%3D00055 86990011a%26podId%3D0005586%26catalogCode%3DIB%26n avAction%3Djump%26indexId%3D&_D%3A%2Fcabelas%2Fcommerce%2FCabelasCatalogNumberF inder.giftCertificateURL=+&QueryText=round+jig+head&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form9&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=round+jig+head&noImage=0&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&_requestid=59222

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0012334114501a&type=product&cmCat=search&returnString=_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&hasJS=true&_D%3AhasJS=+&%2Fcabelas%2Fcommerce%2FCabelasCatalogNumberFinder .giftCertificateURL=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Ftemplates%2F giftcertificate%2Fgiftcertificate.jsp%3Fid%3D00055 86990011a%26podId%3D0005586%26catalogCode%3DIB%26n avAction%3Djump%26indexId%3D&_D%3A%2Fcabelas%2Fcommerce%2FCabelasCatalogNumberF inder.giftCertificateURL=+&QueryText=round+jig+head&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form9&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=round+jig+head&noImage=0&returnPage=search-results1.jsp

If anyone knows of a cheaper place where you can buy in qty's of 25, 50, or 100, that would be great to know. From what I've seen, those tied with a collar result in a fatter body and a smaller head because some of the jig weight is in the collar. Those without a collar should produce a normal head and body.

Jeff Schiller
12-12-2005, 11:44 AM
I custom pour jig heads.
I pour round heads with or without the collar from 1/32oz to 1/4 oz
with anywhere from a #8 to a 1/0 hook.

My jig heads are .12 cents each for non collar and .15 cents each for collar plus shipping.

The good thing (price may not be perfect) is that you can get a 1/32oz with a #8, #6, or #4 hook or a 1/4oz with a #6, #4, #2, 1/0 hook.

So if you want a bigger head with a smaller hook, I can do it.
Likewise, if you want a smaller head with a bigger hook, I can do that too.

Check my website for all of the available head size, hook size combinations.

Darryl Morris
12-12-2005, 03:06 PM
Hey Jeff:

Your price is good at .12 each. The ones I referred to at Cabelas works out to about .11 each and a penny more for the flexibility is worth it to get what you want. I have your webpage bookmarked and the next time I need hooks I'll give you a shout.

What I really want and can't find anywhere is a 1/32 with a #6 super light wire and a 1/16 with a #4 super light wire. Most jighead hooks I've seen and can purchase use standard light wire aberdeen. The "super" light wire is the key for me. A slightly longer shank than normal on both would be great too when they are finicky and only nipping at the tail of the jig. Ninety percent of the time I fish deep in heavy cover and if I use super light wire hooks I can pull out most of the time without breaking off. Just bend the hook back into shape and keep fishing. Anyway, super light wire like what I use for my slipfloat rigs -- Eagle Claw #6 cricket hooks -- that kind of light wire with longer shanks.