Author Topic: DOoska jig  (Read 3617 times)

Offline Agronomist_at_ia

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #15 on: 07/27/21 21:23 UTC »
Very nice mod....looks like it make a great Ice jig.....how was the action?
« Last Edit: 08/15/21 22:20 UTC by Agronomist_at_ia »

Offline efishnc

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #16 on: 07/28/21 06:48 UTC »
Very nice mod....looks like it make a great I've jig.....how was the action?

To be honest, I think my plastic (even though small) had too much resistance to make the head wobble side to side as I hoped for (or suspected it could/should)... maybe this might be more of a possibility with a tied (kip tail) jig and/or if it was retrieved through the water, but it is not evident when lightly jigged for ice fishing.

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #17 on: 08/15/21 22:22 UTC »
To be honest, I think my plastic (even though small) had too much resistance to make the head wobble side to side as I hoped for (or suspected it could/should)... maybe this might be more of a possibility with a tied (kip tail) jig and/or if it was retrieved through the water, but it is not evident when lightly jigged for ice fishing.

Did you try just tipping it with 2-3 spikes? Typically when using a jig like the mooska or like you made I just usually do spikes or a wax worm. If I do put a plastic tail on it, I usually just pull the tail section off and thread it or use the tiny ice tickler one.

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #18 on: 08/16/21 06:15 UTC »
I can't say much about spikes/waxies because just don't use them... (I can't remember the last time I bought waxies other than it's been a couple of decades). Before I started injecting my own ice plastics, I was using Berkeley power wigglers (which stemmed from my early success using power worms for bass); the action, longevity, price point, etc. of using plastics simply outweighs the benefits of live bait with me.

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #19 on: 08/16/21 06:35 UTC »
My fishing pal did the flip-flop with the hooks in this darter mold and does very well in open water with the 1/16 ones tipped with a 1.5" Thump-It, under a slip float.

I'm in efishnc's camp on the baits for smaller ice type jigs except I lean towards the Gulp products. It's been almost 30 years since I bought waxies or spikes, longer for minnows. As I have mentioned in previous posts I save the jars and juice from Gulp baits and add my plastics to the jars/juice. I carry a Gulp bottle of the longer Wax Wigglers in assorted colors as well as another couple full of 1.5" Thump-Its in a half-dozen colors. In their own right the two baits are dynamite for panfish and crappies but soaked in the Gulp juice seems to energize them even more. I know there are arguments that plastics don't absorb scents that are other than oil based, but I'll argue for a long time that the soaked baits I use do in fact take on the scent after being continually immersed in the juice for two years or more. I like the Kietech Swing Impact in the 2" size for a crappie/panfish bait and have a couple Gulp jars for those too.

Everyone starts their fishing careers using live bait of some sort so I won't knock it. I just find my bait confidence totally tied up in plastic or occasionally hair.
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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #20 on: 08/16/21 10:44 UTC »
I’m not sure how much difference the action of the jig hook position you may get more wobble wit the eye in the #1 bottom left of Penney is the standard hook I would think you would get a rocking motion #2 Top right of Penney position might give a wobble
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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #21 on: 08/16/21 20:04 UTC »
Oh I use plastics a lot. But some days the fish will not bite on plastics no mater what u do. So I always have some spikes/wax worms/mummy worms

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #22 on: 08/17/21 13:59 UTC »
When the bite is tough on plastics I go to ice flies. I tie them on a #14 hook. A scud pattern with a tungsten bead head and the addition of a few deer hairs works incredibly well on neutral to negative bite days. And of coarse the best part is no live bait needed.

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #23 on: 08/17/21 19:07 UTC »
Oh I use plastics a lot. But some days the fish will not bite on plastics no mater what u do. So I always have some spikes/wax worms/mummy worms

I agree there are days the fish will definitely hit live bait more than plastics, but on those tougher days, I'll either shrink my offerings or use a fly like MikeJ, and simply choose to be content with those I get on my artificials... I tend to hold to the understanding that fish are there to feed me, not for me to feed them. ;D

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #24 on: 08/17/21 19:44 UTC »
Mike J
Would you please post a picture of your #14 scud fly, very interested in a pattern like that.  thanks
« Last Edit: 08/17/21 19:49 UTC by tacklebox07 »

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #25 on: 08/17/21 21:25 UTC »
Mike J
Would you please post a picture of your #14 scud fly, very interested in a pattern like that.  thanks

Sure thing.

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #26 on: 08/17/21 21:27 UTC »
Here's another

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #27 on: 08/17/21 21:29 UTC »
This pattern works equally well.

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #28 on: 08/19/21 20:24 UTC »
thanks for the pictures, great looking flies. What hook is that, those are beyond my skill level. thanks

Offline Mike J

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Re: DOoska jig
« Reply #29 on: 08/19/21 20:47 UTC »
I like a gamakatsu C12-BM but a regular dry fly hook works ok too.