So a friend in Homer has asked me to make him some ice fishing jigs for Pike and Lake trout.
The first ones are a horizontal squid in 1 oz. I normally make these in bigger sizes for saltwater fishing.
In my tank testing these preformed much like a Northland airplane jig and I was able to hop them in circles in my test.
For saltwater applications I normally add a skirt to these but figured this time I would try my hand at tying bucktails.
I used white bucktail and added some Krystal flash and some polar flash to a few of them.
These are my first ties ever.
These are some slab style jigs with a holographic foil finish in 1/2,5/8, 3/4, and 1oz.
They still need split rings and hook attached.
I'm not sure if I will stick with single hooks or add some Daiichi bleeding bait trebles I have to them.
I also did some jigs with powder paint as well but didn't bother to take a pic.
Since I was making pike fishing gear I had to make him some quickstrikes as well.
I sure hope we get some good ice and plenty of time to test these jigs this winter season.
I hope he likes them and that they work well for him.
I don't really think I can charge him for this stuff but hopefully we can get together again this season and do some icefishing together.