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 Post subject: How I make weedless jigs
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:27 pm 
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I have been asked several times how I tie weedless jigs. So here is an illustrated step by step procedure. I normally use 1/8th oz jigs, and use 30 lb mono to make the weed guards. Smaller jigs should probably use lighter mono.

I heat a partially straightened large paper clip over a candle flame and use it to form a tight loop in a small piece of the mono.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:37 pm 
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I have marks on my tying bench to indicate how long the loop needs to be for different size jig heads. I then use the heated paper clip to make a 90 degree bend in the tight loop and finally a small 90 degree bend near the tip of the loop.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:49 pm 
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Now for the tying onto the jig head. Place the jig in the vise hook up. Make a thick under wrap behind the head.

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Then lay the weed guard on top of the under wrap and loosely tie it on, snug up against the head.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:54 pm 
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Note in the last picture the weed guard does not fit tightly under the barb of the hook. Adjust it so it does, and then wrap it in with lots of thread, tie it off and cut off the tag ends of the mono.

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I tie up lots of weed guards so I don't have to mess with them when I want to tie jigs.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:09 pm 
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Coat the wrap of the guard with head cement and let dry.

Might as well show you how I finish the jig. This will be a black/trues jig with a white stripe on the belly and a strip of flash down the sides and some in the tail.

Tie in the tail. I use a variety of flashabou all the time... no feathers.

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Then I tie in a piece of flashabou silver on each side that extends past the head and past the end of the tail.

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Then I tie in a piece of white chenille to the top of the jig as it sits in the vise.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:13 pm 
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Finally I tie in and wrap black chenille to the head.

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Next I tie in the flash along the side and trim off excess near the head.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:17 pm 
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Finally I tie in the white chenille near the head, and all that is left is trimming. Wrap it all in tight and add head cement to the thread wrappings.

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I trim the tail so it is pointed.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:18 pm 
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.... and there it is. Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Fantastic Dutch! Thank you.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:35 pm 
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well done grass hopper oops i am the grass hopper Great job Master jig tier.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:04 pm 
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That's very good work!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:24 pm 
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That will save me money from buying them weedless already

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:15 pm 
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Dies it prevent hang ups?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:15 am 
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Minimizes them.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:28 am 
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they work very good at jigging piles just remember to reset it after each fish.
if you hit a branch just right it will trip the guard once in a while and you might
get hung. but i have jigged some heavy stuff without ever getting hung the
mono will hit a limb and lift the point of the hook over it without hanging.


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