Thursday, December 3, 2015

Winter Jigs

+Gramps Mel over at The Pond Stalker has been tying up some jigs to start off his tying season.  That got me inspired to get to tying up some jigs myself.  Pictured below I have 4 jigs.  I completely forgot their weights, because, I'm terrible at remembering those kinds of details.  

Now I know what you're thinking, "why don't you just look at the packages for them?"  This would be a fantastic solution, had I not tore them up and tossed them in  the garbage, and placed all of my jigs in a small Plano box.

Oh, well.

The small green ones, can easily be tossed with my 5 wt, I'm thinking.  The chartreuse jigs with the white marabou tails will need to be tossed with my ultra light spinning rod.

These are super simple to tie, and the panfish love 'em.  There's no doubt that these jigs will fool some crappie, and bluegill at a local warm water discharge this Winter...pretty much the only place around here that you know for sure you're not going to get skunked.

Small Jig Ingredients:
Body - Hareline Caddis Green Ice Dubbing
Tail - Crystal Flash

Bigger Jig Ingredients:
Body - Chartreuse Chenille 
Tail - White Marabou w/Crystal Flash

Links to the jigs The Pond Stalker tied.
1. The Hot Pink Icy
2. Stayner Duck Tail Jig


  1. We seem to have a lot of luck with trout on jigs. White is normally the favorite.

  2. good luck with the little buggers. :)

  3. Justin
    Killer jigs; for some reason crappie go after green in the early spring, and these jigs are just the ticket. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you, for the compliment, Bill! Yeah, I have found that is a sound theory on crappie. They love a little green/chartreuse jig or fly.

  4. Good Morning, Justin, using my Saturday morning to get caught up on my BlogBuddies. Thanks so much for the shout out to my blog and to the jigs I have been working on. I really appreciate the blog love!
    I really like both of these jigs. Yes, the lighter weight ones can be tossed easily with a light weight fly rod. If I use spinning gear, I am usually tossing a 1/8 oz. jig head. BTW, fish prefer simple flies or jigs over more complex ties in my opinion...................

    1. Hey, Mel! You're welcome! Fish do love simpler jigs and flies, that's a fact! I look forward to fishing these with my UL and fly rod. Keep up the good jig tying work, Mel!