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Saltwater Jigs: The Shimmers

March 3, 2011 Comments off

When down on the coast you won’t find me without my Shimmer! This babies are work-horses of a jig! Redfish, sea trout, and some stingray have all given their seal of approval on this one!!

Materials (jig on the left):

  • black powder paint
  • red tying thread
  • black wing-n-flash
  • rainbow wing-n-flash
  • yellow fishair
  • 1/8 oz. H&H saltwater hook

Materials (jig on the right):

  • yellow powder paint
  • black tying thread
  • black wing-n-flash
  • rainbow wing-n-flash
  • polar bear faux hair
  • 1/8 oz. H&H saltwater hook

Saltwater Pitching/Trolling Jigs

March 2, 2011 Comments off

Now don’t let the size/weight of these jigs fool ya…. these are really perfect for trolling and also for pitching that jig out along the oyster reefs, etc.!! ┬áThese are very versatile jigs and while some would say that the 1/4 oz. jig head would be too heavy, I beg to differ. That weight is just right for really zinging that jig out there, plus the weight really helps to put that jig on the bottom and get some attention with all the digging around that you can make it do!

Materials:

  • 1/4 oz. ball jig
  • powder paint for the heads (copperhead, dragonfly, ruby slipper, blue sapphire)
  • heavy threads for the bodies (lime green, black, orange)
  • fishair for the tails (yellow, black, kingfisher blue, white, mustard, burnt orange)
  • wing-n-flash for tail accents (black, rainbow)
  • flashabou accent for tail accents (burnt orange, rainbow, black)
  • whiting feathers for body accents (various complementary colors)