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Firetail Jig-N-Worm
07-08-2011, 09:13 PM,
#1
Firetail Jig-N-Worm
This is inspired by Len's recent post. I tied my version of a Shannon's Streamer...worm style. Wink

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Used thick bungee cord rubber to extend the purple chenille body. Tied in craft fur as the firetail and whip finished over the cord. The football head is painted with nail polish to match the #5 chenille and topcoated with two-part epoxy.

Thought that this might make a good tie for the largemouth bass in my local reservoir. Jig
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07-08-2011, 10:37 PM,
#2
RE: Firetail Jig-N-Worm
How Awesome is that!!!! Nice Jig / worm!

How fun was it tying the fur to the bungie? Now lets see it in a fish's mouth!
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07-08-2011, 11:30 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-08-2011, 11:31 PM by AtticaFish.)
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RE: Firetail Jig-N-Worm
Holy cow - that takes it to a new level!

Questions, questions........

1. With the bungee wrapped tight with material, does it stay flexible?

2. Will it hold up to abuse from the fishes? I know you haven't tested it out yet, but what do you think?

3. How long is it and what wt. head?

4. Dang that thing looks SWEET!!!!!!!
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07-09-2011, 12:21 AM,
#4
RE: Firetail Jig-N-Worm
Nice job!
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07-09-2011, 09:02 AM,
#5
RE: Firetail Jig-N-Worm
That has to be one of the best looking tied worms I have ever seen, WOW!!!! Heck of a job...
Ronnie
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07-09-2011, 12:13 PM,
#6
RE: Firetail Jig-N-Worm
Looks great.Would'nt a second hook tied to some mono at the end be a little better?Just asking.....
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07-09-2011, 01:55 PM,
#7
RE: Firetail Jig-N-Worm
OH LORD , pin worms wer'nt bad nuff now he's got tape worms . LOL Great job .
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07-09-2011, 03:34 PM,
#8
RE: Firetail Jig-N-Worm
Pup,

SWEEEEEEEEEETTTT tie!!! I want to see the fish that hit that one.
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07-09-2011, 05:52 PM,
#9
RE: Firetail Jig-N-Worm
Nice Pup.I think that would be a killer for bass.
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07-10-2011, 12:50 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-10-2011, 01:59 PM by Pup.)
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RE: Firetail Jig-N-Worm
Thank you for your comments Everyone. Smile

(07-08-2011, 10:37 PM)Ron Don Wrote: How fun was it tying the fur to the bungie?

Ron,
It wasn't fun. Did my best to secure the end of the rubber with my vise jaws and two-handed the wraps with my bobbin. The fur seems very secure though.

(07-08-2011, 11:30 PM)AtticaFish Wrote: Questions, questions........

1. With the bungee wrapped tight with material, does it stay flexible?

2. Will it hold up to abuse from the fishes? I know you haven't tested it out yet, but what do you think?

3. How long is it and what wt. head?

AF,
  1. It seems to. Best movments are to the left, right. and away from the hook bend. The rubber appears to have a little memory, but that may disappear with a little use in warm temperatures.
  2. I think it will. I've fished Texas-rigged plastic worms a bunch. The wear and tear, for me, has been greatest at the hook. I expect it to be the same with this worm. The acrylic chenille is machine washable, so it should be durable along the hook shank and bend.
  3. Its total length is 6 inches. The head weighs 1/8 of an ounce and has a #1 or 1/0 bronze sickle hook I believe.
(07-09-2011, 12:13 PM)azslabber Wrote: Looks great.Would'nt a second hook tied to some mono at the end be a little better?Just asking.....

AZ,
I plan to fish this similarly to a Texas-rigged worm for largemouth. In my experience, largemouth bass generally take an entire 6-inch Texas-rigged worm into their mouths. Occasional short striking seems to be the result of pecks from bluegill and other sunfish. To me, a trailer hook could result in more secure hookups. But, it could also result in hooking the fish deep inside its gullet.
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