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Black Bear hair jigs

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Just started tying these in 2019 and really like them. Hair is softer than bucktail with more action but not the action and movement of rabbit zonkers. Using some Possum hair in orange and chartreuse for contrast. Nice little baits this time of year and have been tying them in 1/16-1/4 oz. Shad color baits are possum, really like the dark guard hairs.IMG_1009.JPGIMG_1000.JPGIMG_1001.JPGIMG_0998.JPGIMG_0999.JPG

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The thread collar keeps the bead from moving too much. I like some bead movement, if tied too close to the prop then the prop won't spin properly or not at all. I was using a smaller 1/16 oz. version yesterday at a very clear lake stocked with trout and on the drop the blade spins like crazy,bait has a slow drop speed.. Caught a dozen rainbows in an hour testing the bait. Was able to see a couple trout follow the bait and take it off the bottom when it stopped spinning.

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Nice; it's always rewarding to see your creation at work.  I have some of the Northland jigs that have the prop blade, but they are made for a grub body, and the hooks aren't premium, at least on the ones I have.

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1 hour ago, Gavin said:

Looking Good....Billy Westmoreland was a fan of bear hair aspirin head jigs...and so am I....My #1 jig this time of year. Followed by the late Ron Krueger's Flair Hair.

 

 

Nothing hammers a rocky bottom like an aspirin head jig.  Sometimes that can get the bite going.....or so I've heard.  I've actually never tried one.

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Do give it a try...A ball head jig can turn into an aspririn head in about 5 seconds...A bench vice will do it. Then powder coat & bake before you tie. Tie those on Bite Me jigs...Ball heads with weed guards...Not sure if still in biz...Liked em, so ordered several hundred.

 

 

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DO-IT recently came out with a collarless pillhead jig called a freestyle jig. I got one because it has the in between sizes I like. 1/16, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32 and 3/16. The tear drop jigs have a lot of thump to them as well. Here are a few freestyle heads I tied using bear, possum and a bit of flash. 3/32 with a 2/0 hook. I like bear more than bucktail, softer with more action. If interested I can make a custom order for anyone. Checked ebay this morning and I'm the only one tying bear jigs. IMG_1019.JPG

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