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Tugaloo
02-24-2005, 06:52 PM
The other day, the guy at Hartwell that was telling me where he had caught some crappie showed me the jig he was using. It was handtied by a friend. It had a chenille body and a little bunch of marabou for the tail, but it also had a couple of longer hackle tips that gave it a very tantalizing, swimming motion in the water. Does anyone know of a company that makes a similar jig? Also, does anyone know where I can find, either online or otherwise, some information about tying jigs. Colors, proportions, etc. I have tied both wet & dry flies for trout and bream, so tying up some jigs wouldn't be a problem, but I would want to do it right.

Anyone one here tie your own jigs?

TIA

Tugaloo

Barnacle Bill
02-24-2005, 09:22 PM
The other day, the guy at Hartwell that was telling me where he had caught some crappie showed me the jig he was using. It was handtied by a friend. It had a chenille body and a little bunch of marabou for the tail, but it also had a couple of longer hackle tips that gave it a very tantalizing, swimming motion in the water. Does anyone know of a company that makes a similar jig? Also, does anyone know where I can find, either online or otherwise, some information about tying jigs. Colors, proportions, etc. I have tied both wet & dry flies for trout and bream, so tying up some jigs wouldn't be a problem, but I would want to do it right.

Anyone one here tie your own jigs?

TIA

Tugaloo

You might check with Boscoe in the Virginia forum. He makes some excellent jigs. I personally think he doesn't charge enough for them but I'm not going to complain about it. Seriously, he makes some high quality jigs and I've had a lot of success with them.

Small Minnow
02-24-2005, 09:38 PM
Hi There
Unless you just like tying jigs, contact Tee-Zur jig co and she will sell you jigs that will catch planty of crappie.
Small Minnow

donr
02-24-2005, 11:30 PM
I just bought some hand tied jigs from a guy on Ebay. I didn't need them, but the pictures were so good that I bid $4 for a dozen (plus $2 for shipping) and won. The jigs arrived by return mail and, although they were almost too beautiful to fish with, I tried one today and it caught a few crappie and a 33" striper. The guy's Ebay name is junglejimjigs. He lists a variety of sizes and patterns on Ebay and a note included with my jigs says he will custom make jigs. I suspect the guy ties jigs for love as much as for money and that he would be glad to help someone learn the craft.

CrappiePappy
02-25-2005, 12:44 AM
check out these "versions" :

http://www.21st-century-slaters.com/Cajun-Spec.html

http://www.fishandgifts.com/crappie_jigs.htm

http://www.jimporter.org/crappie/


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