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As any parent of young children knows... finding the time to get out on the water can be challenging. Since I need to release my "cabin fever" somehow, I decided that I was going to start making my own custom (walleye) bucktail jigs. Just thought I would share some of the ones I've done recently. A couple of my buddies told me that I should start selling them, but as of right now it's just for my own use and enjoyment. If there's demand... I might considering selling them.

 

 

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Wow those are cool, you have a talent!

Oh, and is it just me or have you been quiet on here for a while, nice see see you again btw.

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Thanks Limey! I find it very relaxing and can’t wait to use them now. Lol

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Haha, I've literally never even touched a fly rod.

The Kawartha Walter's love their bucktails!

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Very rewarding catching fish on tackle you made yourself. I'm working on some worm harnesses of my own now. 

Only time I ever caught anything on my own tackle was an awful painted spoon. Trout naturally ate it anyway. 

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Nice. What weight are they? I like the bullet heads myself, they seem to rip thru the weeds cleaner and easier. 

 

S. 

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Haha Stirling! Custom worm harnesses are cool! Haven’t done those before. 

I pour my own dropshot weights and used to build my own rods as well but haven’t done that in a few years. 

Cant wait to feel the “thump” of a walter on these jigs though!

 

sinker - they’re 1/4 and 3/8 oz. The metallic heads are Northland Tackle and the orange heads are The Perfct Jig. 

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3 hours ago, AKRISONER said:

seems like you are cut out for fly fishing lol

 

 

Come to the dark side... we have scotch.

But seriously, looks good. Hint with the bucktail - I had a a dyed tail that was a PITA to work with - wouldn't stack nicely, wouldn't tie in nicely. Upon someone else's recommendation I gave it a wash in warm water and a couple drops of Dawn. Make sure to dry it out completely. It's now a really nice tail to work with.

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Jamie

 

Try using UV clear finish on the thread work. I have found it makes a nice finish and will help the longevity of the wrap.

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Thanks for the tips guys! I’ll def try them out! 

Misfish - I bought some thread hardener from a local tackle store that I’ve put on them all (3 coats of it). Most of the pictures were taken before I had done that. 

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right on those look great. Now make em ten times bigger and add a safety pin spinner you got a $35 musky bait

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40 minutes ago, Rizzo said:

right on those look great. Now make em ten times bigger and add a safety pin spinner you got a $35 musky bait

Hmmmm......lol

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I can make them in any weight and in any head. I’ve just done 1/4 & 3/8 oz cause that’s what I use for Walleye.

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Thats some nice looking stuff right there!!!

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