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Favorite tail material? #13430217 02/07/20 03:57 AM
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I’ve just now started to get into tying my own jigs and currently use maribou and colored feathers I got from hobby lobby, so obviously not the best quality. I was wondering what everyone’s favorite tail material is when tying their own jig? Neck hackle, buck tail? Thanks y’all.

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Re: Favorite tail material? [Re: willyrdskillyrd] #13430223 02/07/20 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by 007fisher
I’ve just now started to get into tying my own jigs and currently use maribou and colored feathers I got from hobby lobby, so obviously not the best quality. I was wondering what everyone’s favorite tail material is when tying their own jig? Neck hackle, buck tail? Thanks y’all.

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I think marabou has the best movement.


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Re: Favorite tail material? [Re: willyrdskillyrd] #13430575 02/07/20 02:48 PM
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Its a personal preference. I tie with fur, my wife ties with feathers





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Re: Favorite tail material? [Re: willyrdskillyrd] #13430660 02/07/20 03:25 PM
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Marabou, squirrel and rabbit have the most movement of the naturals I am familiar with.


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Re: Favorite tail material? [Re: willyrdskillyrd] #13430766 02/07/20 04:21 PM
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The marabou at Hobby Lobby is not colorfast, I made the mistake of buying some there once and it still hangs around here some place, lol!

Marabou Blood Quills is what I use most, but I do have a little of the Select too.
Saltwater Neck Hackle is my favorite for Hackle tails
I do also like Kip tail and Squirrel t ails, but my favorite hair is Rabbit.strips.

I like marabou by far over Hackle in Spring, but usually I favor Hackle in the summer, but I do also use marabou then. People look at marabou as a cheap jig, but the way I tie it take longer than tying an Hackle jig, but I don't use the stem in my marabou either.

If you need some good Hackle and Marabou soot me a PM! Or Rabbit strips!

Have fun,

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Thanks everybody! Gonna go try out a few of my new jigs in the morning

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Originally Posted by willyrdskillyrd
Thanks everybody! Gonna go try out a few of my new jigs in the morning


Good luck and let us know how you did.

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Originally Posted by willyrdskillyrd
Thanks everybody! Gonna go try out a few of my new jigs in the morning


Good luck and let us know how you did.

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Well I got out there and fished a little bit but about 30 minutes in, the flu hit me so I headed home and have been in bed since Saturday morning.

Re: Favorite tail material? [Re: willyrdskillyrd] #13438323 02/13/20 04:16 PM
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Not a good thing at all, sorry your sick!

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Marabou is my favorite, but arctic fox tail is a close second...And I use bucktail on my saltwater jigs, its tough!


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Re: Favorite tail material? [Re: willyrdskillyrd] #13441018 02/16/20 02:01 AM
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I use hackle and marabou, but prefer marabou.

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