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My first 3
12-28-2010, 09:49 AM,
My first 3
I posted this /or something simular to this on another board yesterday.
I've been pouring and painting for awhile but these are my first 3 jig ties. I can't wait to test them out.
I have tied 6-7 duplicates of each one so far.

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12-28-2010, 10:00 AM,
RE: My first 3
looks like you are off to a good start. Save a few of your first jigs in a jar somewhere and set them aside. In six month intervals go and compare the jigs you are tying in the present.

another hint get into a jig swap as soon as possible. The other tyers work will inspire your creativity and your skill. Some of the swap guys are even framing their swap jigs.

lots of help and skill on this site for sure.
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12-28-2010, 10:02 AM,
RE: My first 3
Hope you live in a warm climate if you are taking them fishing in a day or two. Some of these folks live where its cooold ! When I fish in the cold I don't have to do anything to move the jig Except shake. Keep the tying up so we can watch the progress . Looking good so far.
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12-28-2010, 04:23 PM,
RE: My first 3
The first tie would be my first color choice most anywhere. Never tried a tinsel wrap, looks good. The balanced layering of the materials looks perfect to me.

Second tie, white with orange thread, is my one color quickie choice. I'm not sure hiding that much tinsel under the hair is efficient use of materials tho.

Haven't tried a full green tie yet, but a green chartreuse zonker to accent white has worked well for me.
12-28-2010, 09:41 PM,
RE: My first 3
Very good "firsts" - SL - off and running
12-28-2010, 10:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-28-2010, 10:36 PM by Pup.)
RE: My first 3
Nicely done. Much better tied than my first three. Smile

One thing I detect is that you are tying on collared jigs (thread hump or bump). I suggest that you clip the lead barb off of the collar with a pair of side-cutting pliers. You'll use a lot less thread and material when you wrap than you would tying to cover the barb. You'll find that tying hair onto a collar is much easier with the barb removed.

Your lay of materials looks pretty good to me. Cool
12-28-2010, 10:49 PM,
RE: My first 3
Very nice for first jigs. Listen to the guys and gals on here and you'll learn alot. I agree with papaperch on the suggestion for getting into jig swaps. You can hold the work of other tiers in your hands and learn from them.
01-01-2011, 11:00 PM,
RE: My first 3
They look good for firsts. The first one is a good color combo around here. 2 things I would do different, and this is just my opinion. Even though you are using thread collars, don't make the collar as wide. I try to hold mine to 1/4" or so, sometimes less. Even down to 1/8.Look at commercial ties online in places like BPS or Cabela's or such as that. It also allows the material to move a bit more. Also, I tied some bucktails a while back and tied some with a strip or two of flash, and others with a bunch of flash. Both caught fish, but the simpler one caught more consistantly. Aggressive fish will hit the super flashy one, but shied from it on tough days.
01-02-2011, 11:58 AM,
RE: My first 3
Good start on your jigs. The colors look good.
I'm with skeetbum on the flash. I use just a little flash in my jigs and a lot of days you don't need any flash. It's always good to have some jigs with and without.

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