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Circus peanut jig
04-19-2013, 07:17 PM,
Circus peanut jig
I was looking up articulated jigs online, and I came across a fly pattern called the circus peanut. It's basically two wooly buggers attached together by a loop of mono. The original pattern uses dumbbell eyes, so I figured it would also work on a jig head. I had all the materials on hand, so I decided to give it a shot.

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The hooks are size 2 so the whole thing is a little over 3" long, but I'm hoping it will work on bass and trout.
04-19-2013, 07:36 PM,
RE: Circus peanut jig
Very nice Shoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
04-19-2013, 08:41 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-19-2013, 08:42 PM by redman.)
RE: Circus peanut jig
Shoe will garentee you that it will take a bass or trout. It looks like a cross between a leech and a Woolly Caterpillar. Nice tie I know that it will take a few nice big Fat Slab Crappies down here. I like the flash and rubber legs. Think that I need to tie a couple in a size 8 for the big bream that will be bedding up in the next few weeks.


P.S I really like the name of the Jig. Circus peanuts are one of my all time favorite candy.
04-19-2013, 10:14 PM,
RE: Circus peanut jig
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04-19-2013, 11:22 PM,
RE: Circus peanut jig
Galloup has a bunch of pretty cool streamer patterns. Well 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
04-19-2013, 11:43 PM,
RE: Circus peanut jig
Icon14Icon14 That looks very cool! I can definitely see that thing catching some nice bass and/or very Fat trout.
Just One More Cast Before I Go!
04-20-2013, 12:16 AM,
RE: Circus peanut jig
Love the extended body - but my rocks might love it too. May have to tie a few just to give them a try - smallies in my area would not think twice about eating that - nice lookin jig. : Co-Founder
04-20-2013, 08:46 AM,
RE: Circus peanut jig
Awesome work Shoemoo Smile Very nice tied jig and the crappie will hit that also. I have seen those jigs but we have a lot of trees under the water so I would hate to lose two jigs at once but wow, how could a fish not bite that!SmileSmile
04-20-2013, 10:08 AM,
RE: Circus peanut jig
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04-20-2013, 06:12 PM,
RE: Circus peanut jig
Decided to tie up a few smaller ones in favorite crappie colors. These are a little over 2.5 inches. I don't think you can go much smaller unless you start substituting materials. Supposed to be warm and sunny all next week, so hopefully I will get to try them out on crappie next weekend.

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Every year when the crappies start coming in shallow, I see some huge largemouth mixed in. We're talking bass in the 5+ range. I only see one or two actually caught, but last year someone got one that was pushing the state record. They don't seem to care for the small jigs people use for crappie, so I decided to tie up something bigger. I had some barred chartreuse magnum zonker strips and decided to make a perch imitation. So here it is, a jig version of Galloup's sex dungeon.

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This reservoir gets a lot of tourneys and people toss everything but the kitchen sink at these fish, but they're are very wise and have probably seen it all before. I'm pretty sure they've never seen anything like this. I have to admit, if I catch one I'm looking forward to peoples' expressions when they ask what I got it on. Big Grin

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