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#11661745 - 06/11/16 11:00 PM Feather stump bugs + some
Cowboytex Offline
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Registered: 03/08/14
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Loc: Bullard, TX
After watching REDGUN kill um Wednesday on Boneheads's stump bugs, I decided to see if I could make some.




Not too pretty right? BUT, what matters is what they look like wet thumb






I started testing the action of my jigs in water and that's when my tails got long. Just not enough action with the short tails. Long tails equaled the plastics I tested.
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#11661746 - 06/11/16 11:01 PM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Cowboytex]
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Ok, here I tried to imitate a shad, unsecesfully I might add, but they will catch fish and go in my box. I tried to build up the bodies to get the "belly" that a shad has but I didn't build them up enough.



And here are just some for my box

I didn't get too inventive with paint this time as I was just trying to mimic the bodies and action.
If y'all have any ideas on how to improve on them please let me know.
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#11661749 - 06/11/16 11:02 PM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Cowboytex]
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One of the pics I used for reference so y'all don't think I'm crazy lol
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#11661763 - 06/11/16 11:21 PM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Cowboytex]
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On the stump bugs, the yellow tails had the natural curve angled in. The chart tails had the curve angled out. I think the inward angle looks best. What do y'all think?
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#11661824 - 06/12/16 12:07 AM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Cowboytex]
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I think it's more important how they look in water rather than out. Can you get a photo comparing them in water?
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#11661902 - 06/12/16 05:59 AM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Cowboytex]
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Your stump bugs look great. Great ingenuity on your part.

To build up the belly, tie your feathers in and then double them back towards the tail and cut them off right where you plan on stopping your chenille. That is how I add bulk to prevent from having to build up with chenille.

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#11661932 - 06/12/16 07:00 AM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Txmedic033]
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Man, those are AWESOME!!!! thumb
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#11662033 - 06/12/16 08:29 AM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: REDGUN]
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Originally Posted By: TerribleTwos
I think it's more important how they look in water rather than out. Can you get a photo comparing them in water?

Yes I agree, that's why I took the pics. The pics above that look a little funny are in a jar of water thumb
Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
Your stump bugs look great. Great ingenuity on your part.

To build up the belly, tie your feathers in and then double them back towards the tail and cut them off right where you plan on stopping your chenille. That is how I add bulk to prevent from having to build up with chenille.

I used yarn stacking from head to tail only on the belly. The second one has a lot more stacks. It was close but not quite where I wanted it.
Originally Posted By: REDGUN
Man, those are AWESOME!!!! thumb

Thanks REDGUN!
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#11662075 - 06/12/16 08:57 AM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Cowboytex]
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Originally Posted By: Cowboytex
Originally Posted By: TerribleTwos
I think it's more important how they look in water rather than out. Can you get a photo comparing them in water?

Yes I agree, that's why I took the pics. The pics above that look a little funny are in a jar of water thumb


Ahh my simpleton mind was expecting to see a side by side comparison. Now that I looked again, I saw the pics in water. I think they look great too by the way! Sorry bout the confusion. Definitely very creative and I think they'll be great crappie catchers!
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#11662185 - 06/12/16 10:03 AM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: TerribleTwos]
Cowboytex Offline
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Thanks man!
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#11662196 - 06/12/16 10:13 AM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Cowboytex]
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Great work Cowboy...
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#11662391 - 06/12/16 01:06 PM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Cowboytex]
Cowboytex Offline
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Thanks Jig Man!
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#11663342 - 06/12/16 10:40 PM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Cowboytex]
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I like what you are doing with splitting the tail hackle in the first series of pics. All your jigs look great.

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#11663353 - 06/12/16 10:47 PM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Cowboytex]
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Good looking jigs! I have been busy this weekend with my 50th high school reunion. So just got first look at this.

I have always preferred longer tails and I can't tell you how many use to tell me they were too long. I just never listened! If I tie a short tail it's because it was ask for or it's a Gray Ghost type jig! Yours are looking good!

Skip


Edited by Skip_48 (06/12/16 10:49 PM)
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#11663594 - 06/13/16 08:12 AM Re: Feather stump bugs + some [Re: Skip_48]
Cowboytex Offline
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Originally Posted By: whaler15
I like what you are doing with splitting the tail hackle in the first series of pics. All your jigs look great.

Thanks Whaler! I hope to try them out this week. We'll see how the fish like em', that's the real test lol

Originally Posted By: Skip_48
Good looking jigs! I have been busy this weekend with my 50th high school reunion. So just got first look at this.

I have always preferred longer tails and I can't tell you how many use to tell me they were too long. I just never listened! If I tie a short tail it's because it was ask for or it's a Gray Ghost type jig! Yours are looking good!

Skip

Thanks Skip! Yes I've heard that long tails promote "short strikes" but I have yet to have a problem with it. If I ever do, I'll likely make shorter marabou tails so I can keep some action in them thumb
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