View Full Version : anyone make thier own hair jigs?

02-15-2016, 01:45 PM
just got me a fly vise and trying to learn to tie what them slabs like . any suggestions for a newbie on size, color . I would love to see what others are tying!!

02-15-2016, 02:19 PM

02-15-2016, 02:45 PM
Go to the link that D4D posted. More info than you can consume. That jig will hunt.

02-15-2016, 04:21 PM
ok thanks guys. this is my first day on this site so still trying to figure everything out!

02-15-2016, 04:59 PM
ok thanks guys. this is my first day on this site so still trying to figure everything out!

:welcome to Crappie.com

Take your time & look around the site, check out all the different forums we have to offer, and read the site rules on this forum.

Nice looking jig, by the way !!

... cp :kewl

02-15-2016, 06:28 PM
X2 with all the above info. There are so many different types of hair that you can use for tying whether it be fake or real.

02-15-2016, 08:07 PM
Welcome from Central Florida. I'm with the others, come visit the jig tying and lure making forum. You may need to add on to the garage though. Good looking jig.

02-15-2016, 08:22 PM
Welcome to the site, like everyone has said we have some great lure makers here bee sure to check out the jig tieing forum.

02-15-2016, 08:48 PM
Welcome. That will work. Lots of good advice in the jig tying forum.

02-16-2016, 06:58 AM
Welcome from Alabama. You have started well. See you in the jig tying forums. Also check out the soft plastic sub forum there. Welcome to the hobby.

By the way, here is a link to 38 PAGES of jig pictures handcrafted by the members of crappie dot com and the link is still growing with more photos daily.


02-16-2016, 08:33 AM
Welcome to the site. Check out the section they listed above. I have been thinking about trying as well so have been poking around in there. There are several great articles for beginners that I got a lot of info from. I picked up some powder paint this week for step one. Painting my jig heads then on to tying. Good luck. You can also google custom or hand tied jigs on the internet and look around at all the styles and colors for ideas as well.

02-23-2016, 07:56 PM
There is a thread in the jig tying forum that is simply call "Jig Pictures". You wouldn't believe how many pictures there are. They have given me some ideas that have worked really well.

02-23-2016, 08:00 PM
That looks like a nice tie that you made. As a general rule, most people tie the jig so the lighter color is on the bottom and the darker color is on the top.