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    I use to tie a lot of jigs with Guinea, but I just don't see that being used now. Here is a pic of some I did 10 years ago. I use to catch a lot of fish on the Guinea. Tried to find one of my wing jigs using Guinea, but have not yet.

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    Those are a good looking jig.

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    All those eye spots confuse the fish! Great looking jigs Skip.
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    They look fine and I'm sure will catch plenty of fish. Started using mallard feathers over 25 years ago with great results and it's hard to try something else when duck feathers work so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEJIMJIGS View Post
    They look fine and I'm sure will catch plenty of fish. Started using mallard feathers over 25 years ago with great results and it's hard to try something else when duck feathers work so well.
    I have a bunch of them as well and like them a lot, just curious about the Guinea feathers. Have always liked your duck jigs too!

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    The guinea feather jigs look interesting, and you said they worked. I see these and it makes me want to do a crinkle painted head in lime green to match up.LOL

    BTW- I saw your propeller jig and was disappointed that the idea had already occurred to someone. Still......donít want to be taking all the time so my propeller jigs will be a little different.

    BTW-2- You said the propellers worked well. So why did you stop adding them ?

    In dirty water I wonder why we even care about colors. Sunday all but one of my jigs got bit, yet all different colors from one another. Color didnít seem to play a role. I am still playing with UV enhancements, but wonder if vibration isnít more important to the fish. I imagine the goal is to make a ďbest jigĒ and never fish anything else.
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    I have poured and tied jigs for many years. That is a great HOBBY. We can make them different shapes, super intricate or just beautiful, like all the different designs on jig heads. And still a plane ole jig and simple feather or piece of plastic catches fish pretty good. I'm just glad to see all the ideas out here.
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    Chasing fish with a hand full of materials and the untried imagination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiptomylu View Post
    I use to tie a lot of jigs with Guinea, but I just don't see that being used now. Here is a pic of some I did 10 years ago. I use to catch a lot of fish on the Guinea. Tried to find one of my wing jigs using Guinea, but have not yet.

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    Great looking jigs! One reason guinea feathers might be less popular these days might be all the new materials now available for jig tying?

    If you ever read Greg Senyo's Fly Fusion book you'll read how he started tying flies using unconventional and synthetic materials for mostly steelhead fishing and essentially modernized the fly tying industry with new patterns. Some jig tyers (myself included) followed suit.

    Today we have all kinds of cool and exciting materials to tie jigs with. The newer patterns are endless with all sorts of available resources to draw from.

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    Nice work Skip. I believe the latest commercial use of guinea feathers I have seen is the Arbogast hula popper 2.0
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