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Turkey jig tutorial
05-11-2013, 12:09 PM,
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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Just One More Cast Before I Go!
05-11-2013, 12:13 PM,
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.
05-11-2013, 09:34 PM,
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Nice job on the tutorial. That's a good jig that should work anywhere.
05-11-2013, 10:03 PM,
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
05-11-2013, 10:13 PM,
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Have A Crappie Day
05-11-2013, 10:24 PM,
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Great info! Jig looks like a killer
05-11-2013, 11:19 PM,
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. : Co-Founder
05-12-2013, 02:58 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-12-2013, 02:59 AM by Pepop.)
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,
RE: Turkey jig tutorial
Squeaky - they work great on zonker strips, dubbing and furs too!!!

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