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Life has stabilized this year, sort of.  Covid has been almost as bad as fighting cancer with all of the disruptions.  Eyes and the rest of me are back to normal after the radiation.  Tying is normal again.

Fly fishing and Fly Tying took a back burner and now I am back to it.  It struck me on Taneycomo, I have not held a fly rod all of 2020.  And my fly bench was covered in dust.

Been working on a few flies this week and looking for inspiration.  Tyed a few from patterns that mentors from Reel for Recovery used that trip. 

Found a bunch of jig hooks and slotted beads that I purchased as a part of my minimum requirement for Orvis.  Need some jig patterns for MO Trout, anyone have any patterns???

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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15 minutes ago, jdmidwest said:

Life has stabilized this year, sort of.  Covid has been almost as bad as fighting cancer with all of the disruptions.  Eyes and the rest of me are back to normal after the radiation.  Tying is normal again.

Fly fishing and Fly Tying took a back burner and now I am back to it.  It struck me on Taneycomo, I have not held a fly rod all of 2020.  And my fly bench was covered in dust.

Been working on a few flies this week and looking for inspiration.  Tyed a few from patterns that mentors from Reel for Recovery used that trip. 

Found a bunch of jig hooks and slotted beads that I purchased as a part of my minimum requirement for Orvis.  Need some jig patterns for MO Trout, anyone have any patterns???

I always tie my minnow patterns with 3-4 materials. The hardest to find is good quality thin bucktail for the wing. The second is crosscut rabbit Palmered on the shank of the hook for the body, then a tail of either rabbit zonkers (not my favorite), Arctic Fox, or marabou. The last is some type of thin flash material. I usually tie it on a 1/16th to 1/8 oz jig head, sometimes I’ll go up to 1/4 Oz.
Ps. I think the bucktail wing is one of the most important parts...keeps the tail from bending 90 degrees in the fall.

"Honor is a man's gift to himself" Rob Roy McGregor

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40 minutes ago, jdmidwest said:

Need some jig patterns for MO Trout, anyone have any patterns???

If you're tying jigs for trout fishing what you need to find/make is jigheads that aren't perfectly round.   The best trout jig ever was one that came from a round jighead mold that the halves didn't line up correctly.   It was one of those mistakes that turned out to be a bonafide killer.   

Slap anything on that crooked head 1/80-1/32 and it was Game On.

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46 minutes ago, jdmidwest said:

.  Need some jig patterns for MO Trout, anyone have any patterns???

Day in day out Marabou for trout hands down.  Buy a couple from Lilley’s or weavers and copy them.  Zig jigs too.  I tie flies but I buy jigs.  Not because I’m a snob or something it’s just that they are cheap and I would just copy it anyway.  Most fly patterns I tie you can’t buy in my variations.  

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14 minutes ago, tjm said:

About how big do y'all make these jigs? a zonker tail and bucktail wing sound like bass bait to me, but I've never tied a trout jig.

About 2” to 2 3/4”’long. Trout will hit them trust me!

"Honor is a man's gift to himself" Rob Roy McGregor

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