Chart Toppers for Crappie

Pup

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This is one of my most productive crappie jig patterns for my area. Will drill the eyelets out before fishing them. ;)

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Chart Topper

Materials:
  • 1/16-ounce ball head jig with #4 rounded-bend hook.
  • Fl. yellow and limetreuse craft fur.
  • Flat-waxed Nylon thread, 70 denier - fl. fire orange.
  • White, black, and orange acrylic paint.
  • Yl. chartreuse nail polish.
  • Clear nail polish.
  • Fl. chartreuse/pearl flashabou accent.
  • Two-part epoxy topcoat.
 

Hawnjigs

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Pup, I appreciate your posting complete head, materials, & finish details. As a bright attractor color combo for low-visibility conditions, troos-orange-troos would be my exact choice, except I might want a bit more flash accent. Is that a collared head, or heavy material buildup?

P.S. My wife says the jig looks like an "Easter chicken" whatever that is.
 

Pup

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Thank you both for your comments. :cool:

JungleJim,

I do have quite a few different colors to date and am always looking out for more. ;)

Hawnjigs,

Yes, the head is collared. As a matter of fact, it's a very wide collar too. Add the paint and epoxy to it and it becomes even wider. This is the reason I use 70 denier thread to tie this jig. I comb the short hairs away from the long fibers to reduce the fur bulk at the collar.

I purchased this particular type of fur at a fabric store. Its 1.5" length is ideal for 1/16-ounce jigs and smaller.
 
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