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tying jigs #14574717 12/24/22 10:13 PM
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How hard is it to tie your own jigs? What would one need to get started?

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Re: tying jigs [Re: whnigt] #14574987 12/25/22 01:24 AM
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I used to tie them but found small zip ties work great. Before adding the silicone rubber, I apply a few drops on the shank area the ties is going to happen thereby preventing any rotation of the skirt.

BTW those are my favorite skirt color combos for sure!

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Coats & Clark Upholstery thread
2 good pair of scissors
A decent vise
Silicone Round rubber flashabou bucktail
And your set
I've been trying custom jigs for 45 years now
You don't need to sink a bunch of money into vise's scissors
The Thread I've been using my entire time I've been trying
Good places to start with are
Jann's netcraft
Barlows
Fishing skirts.com
Living rubber
Skirts Plus

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Re: tying jigs [Re: whnigt] #14574998 12/25/22 01:34 AM
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Watch jig tying videos there are a lot out there.


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Re: tying jigs [Re: whnigt] #14575003 12/25/22 01:41 AM
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Stay away from glue when using and tying thread you don't need it.


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Re: tying jigs [Re: whnigt] #14575040 12/25/22 02:39 AM
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I've been trying this style of skirt pattern for 30 years now there no glue on the thread skirts well not slip or rotate.on the collar or fail. You can tie them in both silicone and Round rubber


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Re: tying jigs [Re: whnigt] #14575046 12/25/22 02:48 AM
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Cabela's has a nice fly tying vice/kit on sale for just under $25. It has the vice, scissors, tying whip, boobin holder and more. It all come in a nice box that holds everything in one place and makes a good stand for tying jigs.

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I use a Super AA vise from jann's netcraft or Deluxe master vise
$14.99 and $ 37.19
I use the Super AA the most.


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Re: tying jigs [Re: whnigt] #14575149 12/25/22 10:18 AM
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Silicone puffball jigs 1/4oz. arkie head these are finesse jigs


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Re: tying jigs [Re: whnigt] #14575389 12/25/22 04:02 PM
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I've been attaching jig and spinnerbait skirts using zip ties for over 15 years and never had one slip.
Once the skirt is positioned so the skirt end is just beyond the hook, pull the tie tight and clip the tie close to the hook shank.
The skirt's flair is no different than using thread and using the zip tie is a lot easier and quicker. Bass attack regardless.

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Tip on how to secure your trailer using plastic-coated floral arrangement wire. Nose hooking trailers started with the Uncle Josh pork frog.
Pushing plastic trailers up the hook shortens the overall length of the lure and limits trailer body action.
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This allows the best body/tail action for any trailer and the trailer stays put.


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Re: tying jigs [Re: whnigt] #14575455 12/25/22 04:53 PM
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Senkosam do you make the trailer plastic pork chunks


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Originally Posted by Bassjiggin1955
Senkosam do you make the trailer plastic pork chunks


Yes.
I pour those and a few other trailers. The chunks come from plaster molds that I copied Uncle Josh's pork frogs in 2 sizes.
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I liked the action of this craw claw trailer so I also copied it in plaster:
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The three different shapes are all I need for skirted jigs.
This year I started catching fish on the frog trailer copies rigged on ball head jigs.
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...as well as parts of trailers like this trailer claw added to a grub body:
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Since the frog triangle tails flapped nicely and caught fish, I figured why not a swimbait tail fin:
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Re: tying jigs [Re: whnigt] #14579338 12/29/22 07:41 PM
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SenkoSam I really like the chunks you make good looking baits. Can you make 4" and 5" twin tail grubs


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Re: tying jigs [Re: whnigt] #14579371 12/29/22 07:58 PM
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SenkoSam I really like the chunks you make good looking baits. Can you make 4" and 5" twin tail grubs


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