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Homemade Hair Jigs

There is nothing like catching a fish on a homemade lure. Taking hair from a deer tail and making it look appetizing for a fish is pretty cool.

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My family has been tying crappie and white bass jigs for many years. My dad and uncle are really good at it, but I like to tie a few myself when I run low on a certain color. The fish really don’t care if the jigs look perfect.

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The nice thing about hair jigs is they catch all species of fish. I have caught fish on very small 1/32 ounce hair jigs to 1/2 ounce hair jigs. Big hair jigs have become very popular on the bass fishing scene recently. Crappie fisherman have been utilizing this great lure for years.

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If you want to tie your own hair jigs here are few items that you will need:

  1. Lead, molds, and hooks to make the jig heads.
  2. Paint or nail polish for to paint the heads
  3. Deer tail hair
  4. Thread
  5. Jig vise

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I  fished  Lake Shafer today and I caught 6 different species of fish on my hand tied hair jigs. If you want one lure that can catch any fish in the lake, then a hair jig would be my choice. They also catch big fish too.

 

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