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Old buggers
04-20-2018, 09:45 AM,
#1
Old buggers
These are pictures taken before I got my first digital camera. Kind of a blast from the past that my wife found when going through some old pictures. Paper on back said October 16,1998 so almost 20 years ago. I liked the big eyes I made with the vinyl paint, don't use it anymore. Took pictures of the pictures with my digital camera to post these on here.         
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04-20-2018, 10:23 AM,
#2
RE: Old buggers
You had skills.... even before JigCraft! Who knew? haha Those look like great proportions. Fun to see where we were and how are styles change. Some of my old ties looked like a mess on a hook. I used to tie a bunch of dark colored jigs with a similar pattern to those and tore up the smallmouth in my local river.
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04-21-2018, 06:25 AM,
#3
RE: Old buggers
Back then I didn't pour so bought unpainted heads from local bait shop. These were either 1/32 or 1/16. The hackle looks pretty thick so didn't buy the good stuff then.Still some good memories.
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04-22-2018, 02:17 AM,
#4
RE: Old buggers
What the heck, they probably caught fish! Waaayyyy better looking than my first ones or even some of the ones I tie now. Big Grin
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04-22-2018, 11:16 AM,
#5
RE: Old buggers
Have your improved tying skills resulted in better catches ?
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04-23-2018, 10:17 AM,
#6
RE: Old buggers
I think I'm catching more so the answer is definitely. Whether it's the ties or just being more confident or both who knows. Saw some big redear swimming a couple days ago but couldn't get them to bite on 1" tube jigs. Went back yesterday afternoon and fished in a light rain with some 1/80 chub jigs  I tied in the morning and had my best big redear day ever. Two over 12" and several more in the 10-11" range on the tiny grizzly brown marabou jig that's 3/4" long. Even some 14-15 inch bass as well. This is at a city park 1.1 miles from home. Had the whole lake to myself.     
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04-23-2018, 10:29 AM,
#7
RE: Old buggers
Some pics.                  
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04-23-2018, 12:32 PM,
#8
RE: Old buggers
Nice fish!
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04-23-2018, 09:36 PM,
#9
RE: Old buggers
Sweet jig and a great fish. Good job!
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04-24-2018, 11:00 AM,
#10
RE: Old buggers
extra nice
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