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Old 02-19-2011, 12:28 AM
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Default Boredom and cabin fever got the best of me today...

Well just like the title reads, I got pretty bored today, so i started organizing my jig poles and ice fishing gear.
While going through my jig box i was shaking my head at the rediculous amount of jigs i have, all the different shapes and the rainbow of colors got me wondering... how come all sabikis are the same general colors? Red, pink or green bead with a white or shiny pearl paper.
Ice fishing some days the perch and eyes dont want anything to do with red or orange but switch to blue or green and its an instant frenzy.
I know the store bought sabikis work great 95% of the time, but every year there always seems to be those few days when the herring are just flat out hard to come by. There were a couple days last year that we were parked on clouds of them, but they just wouldn't touch any of our offerings. Pink beads, green beads, orange... they didnt want any of them.

Anyhow, heres what i came up with today...can't wait to try them out!

I hung them on the back of the basement door till i can figure out how to wrap them up.









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Old 02-19-2011, 07:18 AM
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Default Re: Boredom and cabin fever got the best of me today...

it`s always fun to make up something to fish with, and if it works,thats even better.
i cut a old cardboard box, make it a little bigger than what the new rigs come on, an hook the hooks in the ends of the cardboard.
good luck with your new rigs.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: Boredom and cabin fever got the best of me today...

Very nice work man, hope to hear that work out.
What type of knot do you use where the short piece of line with jig on it attaches to main drop piece ?

2stripers, i agree with the piece of cardboard to wrap them on. Works fine.

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Old 02-21-2011, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: Boredom and cabin fever got the best of me today...

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What type of knot do you use where the short piece of line with jig on it attaches to main drop piece ?

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Its just a regular dropper loop and i snipped one end to tie the fly on.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: Boredom and cabin fever got the best of me today...

They look nice ! ..... next batch down size 10 & 14 hooks...
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:23 AM
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Default Re: Boredom and cabin fever got the best of me today...

great craftmanship there!! I love the idea of making your own lures/tackle to fish with... now lets hope they produce!! Ive been in the same boat going stir crazy! I just fabricated some homemade trolling tubes out of some dyed latex tubing and wire... hoping to get some action on the homemade stuff myself!

Best of luck, they are catching bass down here on my end of the river (TZ Bridge) already so ill be sure to get out there and post some reports of the action.

Tight Lines.

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:39 PM
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Thanks for the report, good luck out there.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: Boredom and cabin fever got the best of me today...

That's the way to start tying flies dude. Check around and see if anyone has an old vice they don't want. Makes the tying go easier
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