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Interesting color ? ? #13794641 12/04/20 10:37 PM
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This tail was supposed to be purple ..... But I evidently didn't mix my dye correctly. Came out kinda medium blue / coral / turquoise .......
Might be good if the bass are chasing shad?

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Re: Interesting color ? ? [Re: Hair Jig] #13794678 12/04/20 11:16 PM
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I’ve seen shad with that kind of blue in them
Definitely seen blueback herring exactly that color on the back.


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Re: Interesting color ? ? [Re: Hair Jig] #13800334 12/09/20 11:49 PM
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Playing around with a few more colors. I've caught fish on all of these in the past.

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Re: Interesting color ? ? [Re: Hair Jig] #13812292 12/19/20 04:23 PM
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Very nice ! I like the foot ball heads. I use fine dog fur attached to ball head jigs and to well.
Do you fish those with trailers? If so, what types?

Re: Interesting color ? ? [Re: SenkoSam] #13812729 12/19/20 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by SenkoSam
Very nice ! I like the foot ball heads. I use fine dog fur attached to ball head jigs and to well.
Do you fish those with trailers? If so, what types?


I have been a fan of a #11 pork chunk (Josh) for years, but they are no longer in production. I have gone to ZOOM plastic frog chunks instead. You can use most anything. A smaller 3" or so crawfish works well. Some folks have used 4" grubs also.


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Re: Interesting color ? ? [Re: Hair Jig] #13815181 12/22/20 10:13 AM
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Do you mean #11 pork frog by Uncle Josh? Once U.J. stopped production I figured I'd make a mold of the #11 and #1.
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They work just as good, though I've never used them with hair jigs - only silicone skirted jigs for bass. I also made molds for different frog trailers including Zoom:
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Re: Interesting color ? ? [Re: Hair Jig] #13815322 12/22/20 01:49 PM
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Those look great.

I've been fishing plastic chunks ever since Josh stopped manufacturing, but it just doesn't fish the same for me. Fall rate is a bit different and I don't think the fish hold it as well.

But we gotta do with what we have.


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Thanks H J

I have found that if I use a sinking plastic from M-F Mfg. and add a bit of salt, they perform the same as pork - same for my Senko imitations.

Gotta say, the jig hair colors are exactly those I would be confident using. Excellent professional tie jobs and much better than my own.
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(...but then again, fish much of the time miss the details and strike anyway....

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Re: Interesting color ? ? [Re: Hair Jig] #13822436 12/28/20 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Hair Jig
This tail was supposed to be purple ..... But I evidently didn't mix my dye correctly. Came out kinda medium blue / coral / turquoise .......
Might be good if the bass are chasing shad?

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Downsize that and you'll catch the fire out of the white bass when they start their spring runs.


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Originally Posted by Texan Til I Die

Downsize that and you'll catch the fire out of the white bass when they start their spring runs.


Why? Those in that picture are 1/8 ounce baits.


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