SLABSAUCE Crappie Attractant |
Thanks Thanks:  0
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 26

Thread: Searching for Jig ideas

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Lubbock, TX
    Posts
    119
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Such a big question - always interested to hear what everyone has to say about it.
    "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."

    - Ferris Bueller

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Knob Noster MO
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I know it's broad, but if I ask and get ideas, I can start tying them in random colors and weights. Then when I find the hot pattern for the spots I fish, I make more. Great response too!
    Likes GrumpyLoomis LIKED above post

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Toledo Bend In Texas
    Posts
    17,502
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    My favorite spring and fall bait is these 1/32 Oz Roadrunners that I tie.

    Skip

    I do have a couple other color combos I like, but these will cover any water condition from clear to really stained!
    Name:  DSC08757.jpg
Views: 103
Size:  92.2 KB

    Peak Vise Dealer
    Tying Materials, Chenille and Hackle
    For Pictures of my Crystal, Nylon/Rayon or
    New Age Chenille Please PM Me! Also I
    have the Saltwater Neck Hackle and some
    colors of Marabou plus other things!
    Likes TheRo0sTer, S10CHEVY, mchech LIKED above post

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    354
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Which ever gives you the most confidence it will catch fish. If you lack confidence you lack patience and focus which hurt more than choosing the wrong color

    Sent from my moto g(6) using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app



    Likes GrumpyLoomis, TheRo0sTer LIKED above post

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Longwood, FL
    Posts
    335
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I vote for 1/16 all pink and tip the jig with a live minnow.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Knob Noster MO
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I shared a picture with my friend out in KCMO and he said "Can you make them in 1/4 oz?" I tied a couple in 1/16 because that is what I normally throw with plastics on them. So, he's got me wondering if I need to jump to 1/8 and 1/4 oz jigs. It's almost as fun as tying flies, but cooler because it's not as intense with perfection. LoL

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Toledo Bend In Texas
    Posts
    17,502
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRo0sTer View Post
    I shared a picture with my friend out in KCMO and he said "Can you make them in 1/4 oz?" I tied a couple in 1/16 because that is what I normally throw with plastics on them. So, he's got me wondering if I need to jump to 1/8 and 1/4 oz jigs. It's almost as fun as tying flies, but cooler because it's not as intense with perfection. LoL
    Absolutely is the big difference in flies and jigs! I mostly use 1/32 in Spring, but once they move deep here I go to 1/8 and 1/4 oz jigs. I like to feel the jig when I am fishing 12' to 20' down and the weight really helps a lot if there is a little wind. I have on occasion use 1/8 in spring when they were still in 12' of water and I just pulled it next to my boat because the wind was strong that day. If wind is not an issue in 12' of water I would still use the 1/32 Oz Roadrunners or Pony's long lining.

    Summer is tight lining for me.

    Skip

    Peak Vise Dealer
    Tying Materials, Chenille and Hackle
    For Pictures of my Crystal, Nylon/Rayon or
    New Age Chenille Please PM Me! Also I
    have the Saltwater Neck Hackle and some
    colors of Marabou plus other things!
    Likes TheRo0sTer, GrumpyLoomis LIKED above post

  8. #18
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Knob Noster MO
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I wondered about the deeper water scenerio. Time to hit the search button for the same jig heads I bought, but in heavier weights.

    Oh, here's a question for those who've been tying jigs... Bucktail, Synthetic bucktail or Feathers or does it matter? I want to know other's thoughts on this.
    Last edited by TheRo0sTer; 05-26-2020 at 12:33 PM.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Toledo Bend In Texas
    Posts
    17,502
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    For me it's feathers except when it's colder, even if the water temp is like 50 degrees or lower. Personally I feel that is a time they are not as active and are not in chase mode and then hair may be better. I know that I never had any respect for kiptail until I had to tie some for a guy and I went down to my bulkhead to test them and caught 4 with the smallest at 14"! I found respect, lol!

    I know lots use bucktail and know it works, I just don't use it for myself. Spring I love marabou and summer that and hackle. Hackle is the most popular feather for sure and think some of that is the pain tying marabou right is.

    I know Craft Fur works great, but again personally I don't like my jigs tangling in the box like that stuff will get in the hooks! So for me if hair, real hair. I do love some Rabbit though and consider it on the same level as marabou except hair!

    Everything tying is and should be on a personal level, it's your choice what and how!

    Skip

    Skip

    Peak Vise Dealer
    Tying Materials, Chenille and Hackle
    For Pictures of my Crystal, Nylon/Rayon or
    New Age Chenille Please PM Me! Also I
    have the Saltwater Neck Hackle and some
    colors of Marabou plus other things!

  10. #20
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Knob Noster MO
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Do you remove the lead behind the main head or wrap your yarn accordingly? I watched a video and the guy cut that away. When I tied my first jig, I just wrapped to match levels. It make sense to remove it, but isn't that part of the weight?

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

BACK TO TOP