With all that said, I spent some time at the vise recently tying up some jig patterns for members of my family who don't fly fish. Kind of like "getting Jiggy with fly tying". I thought I would share a couple of these patterns over the next couple of posts with my readers. Tying these patterns jig style or fly style both work. Tell me what you think. I am interested in all feedback.
Let's start with a jig I called "The Hot Pink Icy".
- Jig Head - 1/16 oz. Round Jig Head - I prefer Pink
- Tail - Hot Pink Marabou approximately the length of the hook shank behind the the jig head.
- Body - Ice Dubbing Tied in a dubbing loop and wound forward to an area just short of the jig head.
- Flash - Flashabou Tinsel folded in half and tied down going rearward. Extend to rear of Marabou tail.
- Finish - With a couple of more wraps of Ice Dubbing wrapping tightly up to back of jig head. Whip finish knot, cut thread, and fish on!
Obviously, if you want to fish this pattern with a fly rod, tie it on a standard 3xlong streamer type hook and use a beadhead or a conehead to create some dipping and jigging action.