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Old 07-24-2020, 07:58 AM
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Default Crappie bucktails

Tied these up and hope to give them a try soon.
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Old 07-24-2020, 01:20 PM
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Look nice. I prefer to use pink or red thread, to simulate gills. Not sure, really, if it makes any difference, but I have to use some color, so might as well follow my logic.

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Old 07-27-2020, 04:57 AM
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I like to troll all white 1/16 round head bucktail jigs for crappie or drift if the wind is blowing enough to move my boat at 0.9 to 1.1 mph. These were tied about 35 years ago but still work....
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I bought a Griffin Spider Oddessy rotary vise as a Birthday present to myself. Waiting for tying materials to show up to start tying Crappie jigs.


I can sit all day thoroughly entertained tying up Walleye spinner rigs and Salmon spinners.
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Old 01-20-2021, 06:31 PM
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Sort of reminds me of the saying that having a wood pile makes you warm twice - once when you cut it and another when you burn it. I think in a similar fashion about tying jigs, spinners, etc. While creating, i think about how I'll use them, giving me an instant feel-good, then another feel-good when using said baits.

I do remember some older WC posts saying they don't have the time, nor interest/ patience in making their own baits, and this is OK, but I am reminded again, of a saying that when dancing, the object is not to quickly arrive at a certain place on the dance floor, but rather to have a whale of a time while moving along- a take off, I guess, on the opinion that the journey is more important than the destination.

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There is an old saying, “nobody buys a drill because they want a drill, they buy one because they want a hole.” It is not always what you want, but what you ultimately need that drives our desires.



I'm sure I flunked scissors in Kindergarten - wasn't much for arts & crafts as a kid. However, I can be thoroughly entertained all day creating lures of some sort for all kinds of fishing.



A very wise man once said: "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." Spot on if you ask me and it's the same with creating flies, spinners, rigs & jigs.
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There is an old saying, “nobody buys a drill because they want a drill, they buy one because they want a hole.” It is not always what you want, but what you ultimately need that drives our desires.



I'm sure I flunked scissors in Kindergarten - wasn't much for arts & crafts as a kid. However, I can be thoroughly entertained all day creating lures of some sort for all kinds of fishing.



A very wise man once said: "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." Spot on if you ask me and it's the same with creating flies, spinners, rigs & jigs.
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:49 PM
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I have poured and tied Crappie and Walleye jigs for quite some time. I enjoy it and catching fish on them is even better. With the advanced techniques I am back at it again.
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:45 AM
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I'm still using my old Universal rotary vise, which I used to sell when I taught classes on tying. I have found that the bobbins which have a ceramic tip are much superior to those without, as the cheaper ones eventually become worn sharp at the end from the thread, and cut the thread. I still have a Herter's whip finisher, even a Herter's bottle of head cement, again p/o my collection started when I was a lad.

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