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Cret Jigs

I will try them with the Impulse "mayfly" This year yet :)   and or my Maki Minnow still producing.  Going to brave it out on a small lake later close to home.  Thanks for sharing ... will be using small pug bug for jig ... Green black and a black may fly have been getting a few nice sunnies for me a few weeks back.  (was warmer then)  

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monstermoose78

I love jigs!! I am addicted to buying them!

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3 mm and 2 mm jigs happy days I got. ordered multiples in these colors and sizes.

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monstermoose78

Any new hot jigs coming out yet?

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monstermoose78

Anything for jigs you need to get this year?

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eyeguy 54

will be ordering from widow maker again soon

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AlwaysFishing23

I spent WAY WAY to much at the scheels ice show on Friday. Another TUCR inferno M, a new hard side rod case, a few X-mas gifts, line to replace all line on the rigs. And 25% of clam tackle, northland and buy 3 VMC lures get a free hat. So I stocked up for the year. Also was informed buy the ice force reps that VMC trigger x will no longer be making or selling plastics. Only pre rigged on the VMC baits. So that means no more mustache worms looked on line and everywhere is sold out. Dang those were great plastics. Ooh well I’ve got a lot of the maki plastics so I will start using those instead till my trigger x stash runs out. I’m officially ready for ice finished prepping everything last night. Took almost a month but I’m good to go! Now to sell that frabil recon shuttle sitting In the basement I bought last year and never used...

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eyeguy 54

lotta plastics out there to help with your addiction. :)

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AlwaysFishing23

Add jigs on with them plastics!😀 What I’ve found is finding the right jig and plastic combo for you and what you feel works well. For me it’s a 1/32oz VMC tubby jig in orange, pink or green with a mustche worm or a wax worm both will always catch fish. I was pointed to the little atom? I think they were called cheap $2 a package and look identical to the muchatche worm in red but cut in half which is supposedly suppose to work just as well. For those of you who fish the maki plastics what work best for you? I’ve got the Neki, Jamie, jamie XL and the maki in a few different colors.

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monstermoose78
1 hour ago, AlwaysFishing23 said:

Add jigs on with them plastics!😀 What I’ve found is finding the right jig and plastic combo for you and what you feel works well. For me it’s a 1/32oz VMC tubby jig in orange, pink or green with a mustche worm or a wax worm both will always catch fish. I was pointed to the little atom? I think they were called cheap $2 a package and look identical to the muchatche worm in red but cut in half which is supposedly suppose to work just as well. For those of you who fish the maki plastics what work best for you? I’ve got the Neki, Jamie, jamie XL and the maki in a few different colors.

I am a maki mino guy the 1 inch ones for gills and crappies. The xl mino is great for big crappies perch and eyes. I have used many of the maki plastics but I tend to have the best luck with white with red flakes mino. The poli was good as well. 

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monstermoose78

The impulse mayflies are awesome as well!

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eyeguy 54

shhhhhhhhh ;)

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monstermoose78
20 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

shhhhhhhhh ;)

What?

 

I can’t find any of them anywhere!

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monstermoose78

What colors are your go to colors?

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eyeguy 54

looking forward to trying the polka dots out. will be interesting to see if gills and crappies like them.

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rundrave
2 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

looking forward to trying the polka dots out. will be interesting to see if gills and crappies like them.

I bought a bunch of polka dot jigs from widow maker booth at the ice institute in Sioux Falls last weekend. 

Was really nice to meet and chat with them in person.

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Anyone find any new jigs or plastics at the ice show?

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Tom Sawyer
4 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

Anyone find any new jigs or plastics at the ice show?

Not at the show..., but new to me, been hearing since they been out, they've been putting the hurt on the walleyes.... lookin forward to proven it right!!!😋DSC_0023.thumb.JPG.93bc02baef38e29d10175834e5c8c3cb.JPG

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Those look good Tom

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