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big_fish_guy

feathers/fur for jig making

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not sure if I should have put this in the open water or here, but here goes.
I have a bunch of jigs, crappie size. senic tackle ones to be exact. I plan on using rubber bodies for some, but I want to make my own flu-flus and tinsil tail jigs too. Where can a guy buy some of this stuff around the metro area? Keep in mind I am in Hastings, so S.E. metro locations preferred. Either post response here, or email me with specific stores please. Also, please post any ideas on making these. I like to learn from others mistakes.
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big_fish_guy@yahoo.com

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If you can make it over to Gander Mt. on CR 42 in Burnsville they sell the stuff you're looking for. Other than that you don't have much close by.

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comeon guys, any suggestions on how to do it?
tips, hints?

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You'll need a vise of some kind - I use a needlenose pliers with a big-a$$ rubber band on it, and clamp that to my desk. Start a wrap with thread just like starting a spool on your reel, now wrap a few times. Stick the hair, feathers or tinsel into the wrap, keep wrapping. When you're about 5 or 6 wraps from being done, lay a loop of monodown with the loop pointed towards where you're wrapping to (jig head). Wrap over that mono 5 or six times and stick the end of your thread through the mono loop - pull. Snip, trim and apply a little clear nail polish.

Repeat above until yer good at it. I'm still trying. grin.gif

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Big Fish,

The above post is a good way to start. I would even suggest that you buy one of the many books available out there that shows you more about tying hair.

I do a little of it myself and found that using a vice or a home made device to hold you jig in place is something for sure you want to purchase. Also a fly tying bobbin will help you keep better control of your thread.

Good luck and keep trying.

Jeff Beckwith
Scenic Tackle

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just go and buy yourself one of those fly-tying kits they sell. I took a class on fly-tying in high school, and have made a lot of my own crappie jigs since then. plus a fly-tying kit will most likely include some of the aterials you will need.

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Any good Fly shop should have every thing you need, or you can order from Cabelas. E-mail me and I will send you some web sights with allot of info.
cwbass@prodigy.net

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Try using chicken or pheasnt feathers?

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