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#8861724 - 04/24/13 07:57 AM Crappie Jigs...
AlabamaJack Offline
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Registered: 03/20/13
Posts: 570
Loc: 8 Miles Due West of Fort Worth...
can you use pipe cleaners instead of the chenille on crappie jigs?
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#8861782 - 04/24/13 08:12 AM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
crappiehappy Offline
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Loc: Midlothian , TX
you can, but the metal will eventually rust out....
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#8862098 - 04/24/13 09:32 AM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
AlabamaJack Offline
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Registered: 03/20/13
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Loc: 8 Miles Due West of Fort Worth...
cool...thanks for the info...

I am going to try and make my first jigs today...my neighbor gave me a pretty good starting place as far as equipment goes..



hmmmm...wonder how much money I can spend at Cabella's today...


Edited by AlabamaJack (04/24/13 09:38 AM)
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#8862289 - 04/24/13 10:18 AM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
crappiehappy Offline
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That is a nice start, you can spend way too much on this hobby....
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#8862515 - 04/24/13 11:20 AM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
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Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 1145
Loc: Roanoke,TEXAS
Your neighbor did you a solid. That is a lot of nice stuff. You don't need to spend a lot of money. Just get a card of your favorite color chenille and a bag of feather and go to town. There is a guy that posts in the jig makers forum, I can't remember his handle, but he has a nice 'how to' video on YouTube.

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#8862556 - 04/24/13 11:38 AM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
DrCrappie Offline
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Registered: 03/08/13
Posts: 339
Loc: Belton Texas
YUP..very addicting!! But, at least it's not BAD for you wink...
just make sure you are either outside, or you have a decent exhaust system of some sort to get the fumes from the lead away from you ...
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#8863361 - 04/24/13 03:54 PM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
AlabamaJack Offline
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agreed, this is going to be an expensive hobby...went to cabellas and came back with this..





then to walmart to get these



My first ever crappie jig...

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#8863386 - 04/24/13 04:05 PM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
piscatur non solum piscator Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
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Loc: S of Dented N of Wacko
That's a good looking jig!
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#8863397 - 04/24/13 04:10 PM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
Fireshadow Offline
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Registered: 06/21/09
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Loc: McKinney,Tx/Lake Lavon
Way to go. It's a slippery slope my friend. Also check out the jig crafters sight. A Tom of good guys and great info over there too.
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#8863479 - 04/24/13 04:42 PM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
crappiehappy Offline
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nice jig, your hooked now....
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#8863734 - 04/24/13 06:16 PM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
AlabamaJack Offline
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Registered: 03/20/13
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Loc: 8 Miles Due West of Fort Worth...
thanks gents...I kinda cheated on the heads...I used ready made plain 1/8 oz jig heads...wanted to make some for the next couple of days without messing with the lead...

Here is my first 13 jigs ready for NM...by the way...any criticism, constructive or otherwise will be gladly accepted...

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#8863876 - 04/24/13 07:02 PM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
Chuck Sheridan Offline
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Registered: 03/28/12
Posts: 189
Loc: Palestine, Tx
I really like the color choices you made!!! I would tie some of the same patterns in a smaller size myself. I sometimes find the crappie like a lil smaller jig for some reason and if you are in an area where you can pitch under docks you want a little less weight so the rate of fall is slower. You might get some critic about the tails being a little long on some of them but to tell you the truth some of the ones i catch with have longer tails... Great start... The two top left might should of stopped or started the body material a lil further up the shank leaving more room for the fish to get on the hook.. I like them tho might just open those hooks up a lil smile Great ties man
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#8863889 - 04/24/13 07:05 PM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
Chuck Sheridan Offline
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Registered: 03/28/12
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Loc: Palestine, Tx
Oh and I always like to put a little flash on some of mine say like 80% of my ties have some crystal flash of some sort.
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#8863934 - 04/24/13 07:16 PM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
AlabamaJack Offline
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Registered: 03/20/13
Posts: 570
Loc: 8 Miles Due West of Fort Worth...
thanks Chuck...that's what I'm looking for..

I was thinking they were kinda large as I was tying them and finally looked at what I have been using and they were 1/16 oz....agree totally on tying some smaller ones...

and you reminded me...mylar...yup...gotta get some mylar...
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#8863989 - 04/24/13 07:31 PM Re: Crappie Jigs... [Re: AlabamaJack]
Chuck Sheridan Offline
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Registered: 03/28/12
Posts: 189
Loc: Palestine, Tx
I am hooked on crazy angler site and buy 100% of my tie materials there.. I need to get me one of those peak vises too tho. You are past the point of no return.
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