Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Spazzums08

Tying Bucktail Jigs?

3 posts in this topic

Anyone do it? Any tips? What kind of string to use, what knots to use? Thanks for the help guys!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tied a bunch back in my college days to make a few extra bucks for a lure manufacture.

Go to a library and get a lure making book.. they should have the knots needed.. they are just loop over knots.

The hardest part of tieing hair jigs is getting the hair the right length, and keeping it straight around the hook and even. It will take some practice, but is quite fun to make your own stuff when you get good at it.

I would suggest you ask this question in the fly tieing forum we have. Those guys and gals, could point you in the right direction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A long time ago I took a swing at it too. Too time consuming for me now, so I just buy them from Tim Hutchison. If you go to his website, you can at least get an idea on color combos for DIY'r.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • leech~~
        Oh, says the guy that just took the plunge! I'm sure it will do your little pan fish ok. Let me know if you need a few Walleye's to try?
    • ZachD
      My buddy dulled his blades against a brick first thing when he got his. still cuts awesome just not through bones 
    • eyeguy 54
      you should have taken lessons    
    • leech~~
      I had a battery op Repala a few years ago and sold it to someone else at our campground. Didn't like the way they just zipped through without following the fillets and lost a lot of meat. Really suk's on a partly frozen fish!   Mine came with a case.
    • eyeguy 54
      decided to take the plunge and bought a Rapala Ion rechargeable. anybody have one and what do you use for a case?