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Old 01-23-2019, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first time using EP fiber but I have been making these jigs up for years. I use Buck tail most of the time but started using EP fibers tying saltwater flies. Figured it was worth a try. But I'm still going to make up some buck tails in the same colors.

The ones with rubber legs are used to bounce on bottom for big shellcrackers in April/may.

1/25oz Mustad Lil nasty sickle hook #6
EP fibers White & Chartreuse
Orange and natural Buck tail
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Rubber legs are from the center of a bungee strap







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Those are dang nice looking. I've never tried jigs for bream though. Always just used worms, crickets and my flyrod
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Those are dang nice looking. I've never tried jigs for bream though. Always just used worms, crickets and my flyrod
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Even though I'm using a jig I still tip it with something. A small chunk of worm,wax worm or a crappie nibble. If you are just going for the big ones it helps weed out the little two finger bream. I use a fly rod a good bit as well. This just seems to work better in some of the deeper lake I fish where the Shellcrackers can bed in 4-5ft of water.
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That’s awesome. One day I’m going to have to try my hand at it
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Thatís awesome. One day Iím going to have to try my hand at it
When I was a kid I started out using my moms thread and a pair of needle nose clamped in a vise. Pop a squirrel in the back yard or get some black marabou feathers from Walmart and you are ready to go. If you buy any one thing to get started make it a bobbin to hold you spool of thread. There can be a lot of satisfaction behind pulling a fish out of the water on a hand made lure of any kind. Especially when you find those days when it's all they will bite. Try it out.
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