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#11711228 - 07/07/16 10:48 PM Black emerald shiner
Cowboytex Offline
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Was working on an order and ran out of chenille cry (already have it ordered) but was still in a tying mood. I had an idea. I keep hearing about how well the black emerald shiner works and well, I tried lol. The colors didn't show up that great but there's green in the black and grey. This one has too much green in the tail and it didn't wrap all the way around on that side like I'd planned.


Second attempt. Cactus chenille didn't cooperate on this one bang


What do y'all think? Keep trying? If y'all have an idea give it a go and post it up there's got to be a good way to match that plastic

I've been hearing that smaller profile shad fry type baits are working well now so I made up some little grey ghosts too.






Edited by Cowboytex (07/07/16 10:50 PM)
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#11711476 - 07/08/16 05:58 AM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Cowboytex]
Ken Gaby Offline
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The gray ghost looks great.
The black emerald shiner needs more silver flash and gray. Add light gray to the tail, and silver/black chenille body. Then that touch of green all the way around.


Edited by Ken Gaby (07/08/16 06:02 AM)
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#11711514 - 07/08/16 06:54 AM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Cowboytex]
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Saaweeeeet.....
It'll get ate for sure......
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#11711574 - 07/08/16 07:47 AM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: SK.]
Cowboytex Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ken Gaby
The gray ghost looks great.
The black emerald shiner needs more silver flash and gray. Add light gray to the tail, and silver/black chenille body. Then that touch of green all the way around.

Second one has light gray hackle but added black and darkened it too much. I'll try putting the green back in. I've got some silver/black chenille coming from skip i can play with when it gets here woot. Thanks for the ideas Ken.
Originally Posted By: SK.
Saaweeeeet.....
It'll get ate for sure......

Thanks brother!

Ya'll post up some of your renditions when you get a chance. I bet we could come up with some killer versions!
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#11712296 - 07/08/16 01:33 PM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Cowboytex]
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Put a pink head on that sucker and hang on!! fish

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#11712340 - 07/08/16 01:59 PM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Cowboytex]
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Nice jigs...I bet those bad boys will hunt cheers
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#11712401 - 07/08/16 02:45 PM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Action_Jackson]
Cowboytex Offline
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Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
Put a pink head on that sucker and hang on!! fish

I'll definitely give it a go. I have a habit of always matching the heads to the body or tail. Makes for a pretty jig but sometimes some contrasting color might be the ticket. Just gotta make myself do it lol

Originally Posted By: Action_Jackson
Nice jigs...I bet those bad boys will hunt cheers

Thanks AJ! Just gotta get my boat fixed to find out cry
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#11712643 - 07/08/16 04:50 PM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Cowboytex]
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Lookin' good! I like the shiners. Might try a small "V" of black in the tail on that Ghost.

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#11712695 - 07/08/16 05:37 PM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: AggieKenny]
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Originally Posted By: AggieKenny
Lookin' good! I like the shiners. Might try a small "V" of black in the tail on that Ghost.

Yeah I couldn't make my mind up whether to or not. I've seen most people do
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#11712839 - 07/08/16 07:25 PM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Cowboytex]
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Hey - roflmao

I made the BES out 2 hand tied jigs, 1 from Ken Gaby and the other from Papa Mark.

Your jigs look good and I bet they will catch fish clap
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#11712872 - 07/08/16 07:48 PM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: tboxfish]
Cowboytex Offline
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Originally Posted By: tboxfish
Hey - roflmao

I made the BES out 2 hand tied jigs, 1 from Ken Gaby and the other from Papa Mark.

Your jigs look good and I bet they will catch fish clap

Thanks Todd! You are the master of plastics (or maybe Belinda hide2 ) Can't blame a man for tryin, imitation is the highest form of flattery scared roflmao
You wouldn't have pics of those jigs would ya? grin
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#11712975 - 07/08/16 08:55 PM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Cowboytex]
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If you want to see the hand tied version I gave Todd, maybe Heath will chime in here and show us his minnow imitation. It's his Slab Strik'r Jig minnow that Heath tied a few yrs ago. Can't begin to tell you how many crappie have come in the boat on that jig. Won a couple tournaments with it also and caught that 15.2 lbs we weighed in at Fork Crappie Masters. Compared to the usual colors we like in crappie jigs, the BES just doesn't look like a fish catcher. But once you use it, you quickly change your mind.
I was telling Todd about the jig over the phone and he had just fished the day before with Papa Mark who was using a plain gray jig and killing the crappie. I got to Fork a few days later and gave him the jig I fished at Crappie Masters. And that's when the BES became a plastic crappie killer. banana clap
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#11713233 - 07/09/16 12:03 AM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Cowboytex]
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Awesome story! The legend of BES clap! I hope he chimes in, I'd love to see it! Pretty neat that it started from hand ties, I never knew that thumb
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#11713236 - 07/09/16 12:20 AM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Cowboytex]
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Here are a couple of ties, opinions welcome. First time posting pictures of my product.


Edited by fridays86 (07/09/16 12:29 AM)

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#11713292 - 07/09/16 06:23 AM Re: Black emerald shiner [Re: Cowboytex]
Cowboytex Offline
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Those'll work, nice ties bud! You got the green in the tails matched pretty good What's that chenille on the left? I don't think I've ever seen it thumb
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