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Ice Fly
10-17-2012, 04:54 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-17-2012, 08:11 PM by papaperch.)
Ice Fly
Even if you do not ice fish or can't you will want to have in your arsenal.

I know this critter works , on certain days will even outfish the pinmins. Historically I have caught the following species on it crappie , gills ,perch in high numbers and some odd ball non- target species but fewer of them. Channel and bullhead catfish , carp, white bass.

It is tied on a # 12 bronze jig head using monofilament to tie. This will give it that translucent effect. I take two flash beads and wire together for eye set.
Leave wire loose enough to insert hook twist loose ends of wire together to form a " tail " so that you can wrap it to hook shank. Position bead on each side of hook. Now use the mono to wrap in place. Next take a real short and sparse pinch of rabbit or mink and tie in tail. Fill out with mono to give it a slight buggy appearance.. Now coat with clear nail polish and let dry. Next give a little brush and tap with glitter silver nail polish. Finally another coat of clear and let dry.

Can be used just as is. I like to tip with one maggot just to give it some smell. Can be used in tandem with bigger lure either above the bigger lure or below it.

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Can be done in many colors and all work but the gray mink tail and the pink head eyes are my favorite.
AKA- hays47
10-17-2012, 06:33 PM,
RE: Ice Fly
That has crappie written all over it! Nicely done.
Never say, “It’s good enough to catch fish”, because fish eat worms and marshmallows…you want to be better than that. Practice until you can do it right. - Charlie Craven
10-17-2012, 10:44 PM,
RE: Ice Fly
Nice work

TNT Tackle
10-18-2012, 02:41 AM,
RE: Ice Fly
Very nice
10-18-2012, 09:02 AM,
RE: Ice Fly
Really like that one. For a grass shrimp jig that would be great. Very nice and thanks for posting it Smile
10-18-2012, 12:03 PM,
RE: Ice Fly
Interesting jig! Will have to try some of those this upcoming ice season! Nicely done..
10-18-2012, 02:22 PM,
RE: Ice Fly
I like that, you could almost call it a hard body ghost as you got the translucent mono on there insteas of a solid color thread, very nice tie!!
10-18-2012, 04:31 PM,
RE: Ice Fly
How about wrapping the shank in red thread then tying in the clear mono!! Would give it the appearance of a blood line.

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