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Neutral Buoyant JIgs
01-06-2011, 04:04 PM,
#1
Neutral Buoyant JIgs
Couple years ago ordered something called EZ-EYES and never could find a use for them unti-------l now. Pin Jigs gave me the idea. The head of the jig is about the size of an 1/8 oz leadhead. Since most of you already know that fish often suck in a lure by creating a vaccuum by expelling water out their gills. You can readily see that a jig that weighs almost nothing is going to fly in their mouths. Well that the general idea for these a big profile jig that weighs very little. Will have to let everyone know if it works when the water goes soft again up here.

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This is how I start them, base wrap Crazy Glue and then add the head.

The following are some of my early attempts at the idea

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AKA- hays47
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01-06-2011, 04:52 PM,
#2
RE: Neutral Buoyant JIgs
Those are very interesting. Almost looks like a clear glass bead head. Cool!
H.Hawkins
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01-06-2011, 06:49 PM,
#3
RE: Neutral Buoyant JIgs
Great looking tyes - very interesting color combos
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01-06-2011, 09:01 PM,
#4
RE: Neutral Buoyant JIgs
Neat concept, but how do you get your jig down to a specific depth ? If you weight it above how do you stay in contact with the jig ?
"Only death will end my love affair with Texas." Bob Bullock
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01-07-2011, 03:11 AM,
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RE: Neutral Buoyant JIgs
a small splitshot bout 8-12 inches above wouldnt affect anything, yeah, you wont be able to feel the jig itself, but the concept is the same with jigs down to 1/100 oz. just feel the bite.. great concept!! would work good as a fly fishing fly..... sub-surface perhaps
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01-07-2011, 04:00 PM,
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RE: Neutral Buoyant JIgs
Interesting design and concept... crappie should kill a slow fall bait like that. Talk about a perfect "glass minnow" imitation. Running that on a fly rod would be nice!

EZ-EYES - What kind of material are they? A soft rubber or more solid like a bead?
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01-08-2011, 10:12 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-08-2011, 10:21 AM by papaperch.)
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RE: Neutral Buoyant JIgs
Beads are solid and transluscent. They come with the pin already installed. I have found out the manufacturer has quit making them. They were designed to be installed as pairs to be eyes on larger flies. Found them one time when I was doing a search on tying with EZ-Body braid I think.

The correct name for them are Crystal Eyes.
AKA- hays47
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01-08-2011, 11:59 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-08-2011, 12:00 PM by JoJoPro.)
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RE: Neutral Buoyant JIgs
Nice ties. I tie a lot of jigs similar in style to your second jig and do well using them for steelhead.

I'm thinking of how I could make some sweet looking Egg-Sucking jig patterns with those Crystal Eyes dyed with a translucent orange stain. Too bad the E-Z Body company discontinued them. Now that I can't have them, I want them. Tongue

John
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