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#12846496 - 07/29/18 09:42 PM Getting started questions
BTLowry Offline

Registered: 04/28/02
Posts: 321
Loc: Lindale, Texas
What size material for making bodies of jigs?
Apparently it comes in different sizes

How much does it take to tie a jig?
For instance, if you bought 5yds how many could you expect to tie with that?

#12846592 - 07/30/18 12:40 AM Re: Getting started questions [Re: BTLowry]
SlabbedSilly Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/21/05
Posts: 547
Loc: Lubbock, TX
5 yards should get you 50-60 jigs depending on the size of the jig (more or less). Size of the material will often depend on the type of material (cactus vs antron for example). It 's mostly trial and error but I recommend going with medium as it can be used on almost any size head. Welcome to the addiction.

Edited by SlabbedSilly (07/30/18 12:40 AM)

#12846614 - 07/30/18 05:50 AM Re: Getting started questions [Re: BTLowry]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4659
Loc: Longview, Tx
If you get to the Longview area give me a shout. I have a ton of material that you can look at to figure out what you want to use and can also give you some pointers as well as demonstrations on tying jigs. Crazy Angler is the best place for acquiring materials. Cheap and crazy fast shipping on all of his stuff.

#12846889 - 07/30/18 10:06 AM Re: Getting started questions [Re: BTLowry]
BTLowry Offline

Registered: 04/28/02
Posts: 321
Loc: Lindale, Texas
Thanks for the info

I will check Crazy Angler and get some stuff to tie a few

#12847078 - 07/30/18 12:48 PM Re: Getting started questions [Re: BTLowry]
Skip_48 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 5605
Loc: Toledo Bend in Texas
Be careful what you do, this is very addicting! You will spend so much more than you ever thought!


Peak Vise Dealer
Tying Materials, Chenille and Hackle
For Pictures of my Crystal, Nylon/Rayon or
New Age Chenille Please PM Me! Also I
have the Saltwater Neck Hackle and some
colors of Marabou plus other things!

#12847163 - 07/30/18 02:20 PM Re: Getting started questions [Re: Skip_48]
Mittens Offline

Registered: 02/22/15
Posts: 65
Skip is right, but there is warning signs to this addiction. If you find yourself sharpening a knife so you can get road kill, there's no turning back!!

#12847639 - 07/30/18 09:50 PM Re: Getting started questions [Re: BTLowry]
gar1970 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1884
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Welcome to the addiction
When you catch a fish you feel the door to happiness open


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