These will probably be the only lures of my dad's that I end up with ..... Lots of memories with my family and those old little jigs.
The originals were in such bad shape, I had to put them in the vise and use my electric fillet knife to remove the old material/glue.
Much to my surprise, the 16th had a black coat of paint under the red coat and also had red thread under a layer of chartreuse thread. These jigs came from my father (who never tied jigs), so I KNOW this came from the factory the way I found it.
16th and 32nd in the original "can't-miss" pattern. This size tail is the exact length of the originals and the colors are a dead-ringer match for the initial materials used to create this killer jig.
Was a lot of fun restoring them and sure brought back some memories.... Will sharpen the hooks on them and fish them as soon as the wind allows. No telling how many fish they've caught. Good stuff. disclaimer: These baits are my own, no money being made off of the Fle Fly brand, just a LONG-time supporter of the old school jigs.