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So my wife brought home some arts and craft set the other day. My little girl comes up to me while im cleaning out a tackle box and asks me to play art with her. Just so happens I had a pack of plain jigs in my hand. Two hours later and I had a few fishy lookin jigs and a few crazy lookin jigs.

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Honestly I'd imagine they would work well. I've never used brown for jig bodies, but that dosen't mean anything other than I've never tried them.
 
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Wow, that simple, pipe cleaner for body, feathers for tail hairs, and a jig... What holds it together? That is a brilliant idea... Your smart... :D
 
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Wow, that simple, pipe cleaner for body, feathers for tail hairs, and a jig... What holds it together? That is a brilliant idea... Your smart... :D

It's not a pipe cleaner, same thing without the wire. And I used hot glue(carefully!).
 
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are they tough? usually the test is trying to pull to twist them apart
 
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I wouldn't recommend using pipe cleaners, I attempted that several years ago and the results were not nearly as good as just using plain chenille yarn.
 
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Wouldnt hot glue give off an odor that would make a fish high? :lol:
 
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Back in 1989 i met a man from Soquel, CA that made his own jigs. He had just caught a 66lb+ oz Striped Bass with one of his jigs, on his bassboat. That was at San Luis reservoir Forebay i n Ca. At that time i heard it was the record weight Striper caught in freshwater.......................................:D:D:D................................:cool:
 
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"Fishtopher" your jigs look like they might provoke an aggressive reaction bite. Here's another more natural color approach from my jig mentor in PA. A few strands of flash filament like shown might enhance your own ties.
 
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"Fishfinger", I like the reverse egg sucker pattern, is that an egg sh**ing leech? How is the trailing bead attached? The jig hook looks nicely sturdy & sharp, what kind is it? Does the twisted flash work better for you than straight? When do you fish pink and when black? Think your signature could also have "bead me".
 
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mind sending one or two of those to me? :D
 
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Any other opinions/thoughts on the colour brown for hatchery fish?
 
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I wonder if i could get that hatchery food from bonneville dam... one quarter gets you a handful, then crush them up and add water and some garlic and velveeta, and flour, boom, I got meself some killer trout bait...
 
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You can buy by the pound brown floating or sinking fish food pellets at the Grange COOP...................:D.............................mainly food for trout.
 
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"Fishtopher", hows about getting the jigs wet and posting a report?
 
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So my wife brought home some arts and craft set the other day. My little girl comes up to me while im cleaning out a tackle box and asks me to play art with her. Just so happens I had a pack of plain jigs in my hand. Two hours later and I had a few fishy lookin jigs and a few crazy lookin jigs.

Opinions anyone???
I think they look good and I think the ones you had with you on friday looked good to. Got me thinking I might try making some jigs now to never really have done much jig fishing yet but thinking of starting to now
 
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