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Turkey jig tutorial
05-11-2013, 12:09 PM,
#1
Turkey jig tutorial
Was asked a couple questions about the last turkey jig I posted so I thought I'd just post a quick tutorial.

Start your thread like you were tying a basic thread neck jig

   

Choose a feather. I like using the tips of body feathers cause they are the softest. You can also use parts of the tail feathers as well but they are a little stiffer. Wing feathers are too stiff for this application

   

Strarting with the longer part of the tip pull of a small section. you want and trim the butt end but make sure it is a little longer than you want the jig to be. use your fingers to ruffle and separate the barbules.

       

Start tying in pieces a little at a time till your jig is fat and healthySmile I use a whole feather tip for these jigs. The triangle piece at the end is tied in last on top. dont trim the butt end this is what makes the collar.

   

Tie in some chenille behind the collar and make one wrap and tie it down. make a few wraps in front of the collar to push it against the chenille and whip finish. Trim up collar if needed and there ya go.

   
Just One More Cast Before I Go!
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05-11-2013, 12:13 PM,
#2
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Nice Andy - if you get a little popsical stick and put some Velcro on it you can brush out the barbules with ripping or tearing them!!! Great tutorial - you should send it to Attica or Led and have em put it in the tutorial section.
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05-11-2013, 09:34 PM,
#3
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Nice job on the tutorial. That's a good jig that should work anywhere.
Ronnie
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05-11-2013, 10:03 PM,
#4
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
Jerry
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05-11-2013, 10:13 PM,
#5
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Nice!!!
Have A Crappie Day
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05-11-2013, 10:24 PM,
#6
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Great info! Jig looks like a killer
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05-11-2013, 11:19 PM,
#7
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Excellent tutorial - don't think the collar even need trimmed. It gives it the extra buggy look.

Just leave it up here and i will transfer it to the tutorial/pattern section of the site when i have time. Thanks for sharing.
JigCraft.com : Co-Founder
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05-12-2013, 02:58 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-12-2013, 02:59 AM by Pepop.)
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RE: Turkey jig tutorial
(05-11-2013, 10:03 PM)Squeakyboatcaptain Wrote: Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
+1. Hey Doug, I'm gonna go buy me a popsicle tomorrow just so I can build me a "Feather Comb"! [Image: big-smiley-003.gif]


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05-12-2013, 02:40 PM,
#9
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Squeaky - they work great on zonker strips, dubbing and furs too!!!

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