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Home Made Lures: Tie Your Own Bucktail Jigs

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011   12:00 AM  | Fishing Tips & Techniques

 You can have everything you need to tie your own bucktail jigs for under 50 bucks. You wiil need a fly tying vice, a fly tying bobbin, scissors, fly tying thread, a bucktail, a package of pre-painted jigheads, a package ot crystal flash and a jar of Sally Hanson’s Hard As Nails clear nail polish.

Jig in a vice
Place the jig into the vice.Tie on a single layer of thread to the shank of the leadhead.Adding hair to the jig
Cut some hair off the bucktail and place it on the bottom of the jig. Make 4 or 5 wraps with the thread than spread the hair out so that it is distributed evenly around the bottom of the jig. Next make 10 more wraps with the thread to lock the hairs down.Wrapping the hair
Rotate the vice and repeat the last step and do the top of the jig.Adding crystal flash
Tie on 8 strands of crystal flash to the left and right sides of the jig. Finish wrapping the jig with the thread. When your done wrapping the jig lock the thread down with 6 half hitches. Cut the thread close to the jig.Seal the thread with nail polish
Apply 2 or 3 coats of Sally Hanson’s Hard As Nails clear nail polish. This will seal the threads so that they do not unwrap.Hand tied bucktail jig
This is the finished product. It cost less than 2 bucks to make.  I have caught thousands of fish using my own bucktails jigs.