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Floatnflyallday

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So I just started to tie my own flys and here is what I got. Can any one show me a fly jig minnow pattern that will match northern waters. I’m a single father taking care of my kids for 15 years don’t have the money to afford materials hope some one can show a pattern of a crappie minnow pattern that would be roughly 2 in max and using fish skull mask 042FC6D1-1FDC-42C1-8449-18EC6639EDFD.jpegB3C9916D-F7F1-4186-A2B0-E56D412842A2.jpegEEF54639-418B-45D6-97D8-1883C4422366.jpeg042FC6D1-1FDC-42C1-8449-18EC6639EDFD.jpeg52664300-7640-4993-AF0D-5F20AA2643A2.jpeg691349C4-57E4-4AD5-AD74-D5C9A77C37D6.jpegE25172B1-2282-4A53-B1E5-52F7CAD5C523.jpeg
 

RockGeo

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Your flies/jigs look very good and obviously catch fish. A couple hints on cheap tying material is to get deer tails from your hunting buddies and duck feathers from your duck hunters. You can use many different dies for color, from Kool-Aid to RIT to Dharma.

As to colors for "Up North", I have success with all white tails for everything from crappie to walleye and bass. Bi-colors of yellow and black, chartreuse and black and light green-dark green have also been good for me in Minnesota and Wisconsin waters. Deer tail is my "go to" material but marabou, synthetics and feathers all work.

Welcome to the forum and have fun with your tying!
 

Jamesddean

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You can also find lots of materials at Hobby Lobby, Michaels as well as other craft stores.
 

hookup

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Nice job on the jigs

I've gotten allot of cheap tying materials at Hobby Lobby and similar craft shops. Also scan the local Good Will or similar and find old cloths. I got lucky and got a mink collar on a POS coat for a couple bucks.

Nice to see someone catching fish on a f-n-f
 
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