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Here they are, opinions and comments please. These are the standard bunny jigs tied on 1/4 oz heads



The different jigs that i tied, the last ones are pink worm jigs



this last one is just for good measures :thumbup:

 

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Nice looking jigs YG...Kingpins advice is spot on.

My question is what hooks are those and where are you buying the the heads...? In my experience you have to be more careful about your hook selection than the tying...particularly with Steelies.

The only other comment I'll make is I'm not fond of those painted heads...I prefer brass or silver...

Again, nice looking jigs...

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They're tied on mustads, they're decent hooks honestly. I'd perfer gammy's obviously but i cant find any in my area, and the heads come with the hooks, i'm fine with the painted heads, because as u can i see u can tell imediatly when u fishing just a little 2 deep. I went all over the board with these, using proven colours. Bunny is stupid easy to tie, and a collar of marabou tips is the same, but they work, 1 coho so far.

KP i'm not a fan of the flesh patterns, i know white and pink is the go to of all jigs but not my kinda style, i like fishing big and bright. Hate fishing spin'n glows but still catch fish on them, kinda thing.

Its actually cheaper to tie jigs if u buy hooks in bulk, than to buy the jig already made, the only down fall is that they're not always perfect, as u can see with some of mine.

 

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Hey Young Gun.....

Nice ties, nice reel....................................psssst............................pinch the barbs before the photo........then you are politically correct.
Seriously, those look great..VERY interested in the clour combo's for the various species, and how the colour of the water changes your selection.Can you shed some light on this?...ie darker water/darker colour or clear water/bright colour etc.?
I have always found that chum are suckers for chartreuse/green combos in jigs,spoons and wool ties....your experience?

Ortho 8)
 

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ok, well for steelhead its time of year and water clarity. If you look at my first photo with those 4 ties and the quarters, those are my go to colours. Early on the fish are stupid, water is cold and usually up. Bigger brighter, and lots of attention getting is good, as the fish get smarter i tone down the flash and bright colours, so the second pattern does good, and then throughout the middle of the season (Feb, march) i like the blank and pink ALOT! and then when the water gets clear and it warms up, and the spooky fish become agressive but to only subtle or good presentations, then the olive pattern.
The other patterns are for coho and chum, and i rotate through those to see what is working, and when i find one i stick to it

I'd like to thank bent rods for their advice, they helped to get me on my way with patterns, and how to fish, i just filled in the cracks.

Last thing, i think ur gonna like it, u need to have the volume on to make the video work

http://s234.photobucket.com/albums/ee209/droussanidis/?action=view&current=Picture039.flv
 

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Yeh pretty neat jigs
Video is neat too
i have yet to hook a fish on a jig
but saying that i have not used them much
I was hoping to try them out more this year at the Ved
 

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how come the video is so short though? would have been nice to see how long it would spin. think those reels will spin for about 2mins or so. i never timed mine but it spins for awhile thats for sure.
 

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Kryptonite said:
Spin time on a cp is grossly over rated. Trying to find a cp with the longest spin time is like buying a car with the highest top end speed, far and away the vast majority of people will never use either top end function.
I agree. Although it is fascinating, and fun to play with, the total spin time is not that important. For example, I've had my silex for 20 or so years now and it spins fine, but not nearly as long as say my Islander...yet when ever I go fishing I reach for the silex...

Cool vid though young gun...I'm sure you'll get lots of work out of that pin and I bet you can hardly wait to get out and use it again... ;)
 

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I also agree its all about how smooth and straight it spins more then how long it will spin. I do like your Silex Ribby, it has a very fast pickup which these Streamside reels just cant match. hope i can get the CP i really want sometime in the next couple years :thumbup:
 

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Rib i still havent landed a fish on it yet, lost 3. I'll probably take it to the squish just to make sure i do, lol! ;D It's a sick reel, spins true, and smooth. Even in frog water it does it's job. I also think the reason i'm loosing the fish is because i'm not used to holding down the spool on the hook set. With my baitcaster i just let fly, and set hard, i've got a nimble rod so it takes the shock of the hard hook set, and sets the hook hard. I've spun the spool on 2 of the 3 hook sets that i've performed with the cp.
 
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