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           Red/white/chartreuse,

          One of my favorite crappie color combinations. Who am I kidding that trio of color catches most everything.  So grabbed some material and went to work. Had some light wire wide gap sickle jig hooks. 4 mm eyes.   Chartreuse mop chenille for the tail.  Body choice star burst fibers pearl and for the head had some ice dub in red. All of this had on hand.  Eyes on hook at jig bend then attached tail. Decided a dubbing loop for first color, then the same loop for the red behind the eyes. Finish over the eyes standard dub on thread around eyes. Easy cast and slow fall from brass dumbell eyes. Brushed out I thought they looked pretty good. Got a dozen done. 

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         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

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    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

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  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

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Red/white/chartreuse,           One of my favorite crappie color combinations. Who am I kidding that trio of color catches most everything.  So grabbed some material and went to work. Had some li

More dinking and no drinking,    Mini Bangtails. Don't let the name fool you articulated and 5 inches long,     Jerk juniors coming in at 4 inches,      Then more of my balsa

Hook ups no problem with that hook. Caught many on it. A guy showed me hooks like that along time ago while walleye fishing on the bates county drainage ditch. As far as size I have caught many limits

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25 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

Those look sweet!   

I hate that hook though 🤔 What's supposed to be the benefit of that crazy thing?   I can invision a crappie trying to suck it in....and not being able to.

             Hook ups no problem with that hook. Caught many on it. A guy showed me hooks like that along time ago while walleye fishing on the bates county drainage ditch. As far as size I have caught many limits of crappie on shad raps twice that size completely in the fishes mouth. I see no problem.  

"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

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7 minutes ago, Dutch said:

They would also catch those whites 

Why do y'all do these things to me?

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6 minutes ago, Dutch said:

I like those baits Marty.  They would also catch those whites like we used to on Bull Shoals.  Remember that red/white/blue bucktail that was so dominant down there?

           Thanks and yes,

  I have done some red thread and red eyes blue over white Clousers and done well on whites. 

2 minutes ago, Flysmallie said:

Why do y'all do these things to me?

            HA!    Dutch is spot on. Many years ago used to dip and vertical jig trees on Truman in the summer for crappie on the tube red/white/chartreuse jigs. We would catch some big whites. They would wrap you around the trees lickety split.  Worst spot was Gallinipper creek by Osceola. My buddy Scott Fletcher (RIP) would go to cussing a blue streak when one hit.  

"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

BilletHead

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46 minutes ago, BilletHead said:

             Hook ups no problem with that hook. Caught many on it. A guy showed me hooks like that along time ago while walleye fishing on the bates county drainage ditch. As far as size I have caught many limits of crappie on shad raps twice that size completely in the fishes mouth. I see no problem.  

I gotcha, I just always wonder what the science is behind some of the "new" hooks I see guys using on crappie jigs these days.  

In all my years I've yet to have a day where getting crappie stuck, and in the boat, with regular old hooks was a problem.   

"Tick....Crank 'em in".   That's always been the way crappie fishing goes where I've fish for them. Regardless of how plain, dull, and rusty the hook was on the jighead.  😅

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21 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

I gotcha, I just always wonder what the science is behind some of the "new" hooks I see guys using on crappie jigs these days.  

In all my years I've yet to have a day where getting crappie stuck, and in the boat, with regular old hooks was a problem.   

"Tick....Crank 'em in".   That's always been the way crappie fishing goes where I've fish for them. Regardless of how plain, dull, and rusty the hook was on the jighead.  😅

                   Believe me I get it. Used to be darned stubborn to change heads. When crappie are biting you done want to stop. Just enough time to grab a diamond hone and give it a couple strokes. Sometime down to a nubbin with a barb.. Kind of take the time now and even upgrade hooks. you never know when you loose a fish and when you get something different I want to see it. Yes overboard for a papermouth crappie but not so much with other fishes.  Those gold hooks? That would straighten sometimes when snagged? We must all admit taking needle nose pliers or your thumb nail to straighten them out. Looked like crap but worked. Guilty as charged!

"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

BilletHead

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