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Offline JUNGLEJIMJIGS

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Mini float n fly's
« on: 01/03/22 07:56 UTC »
 These are all that I have used the last few weeks in December. They are 1/48 chub heads that I make using duck feathers, flash and rabbit. I caught more crappie on these in December than the other 11 months combined. The biggest was this 17.5" Black Crappie, my new personal best.

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Re: Mini float n fly's
« Reply #1 on: 01/03/22 07:58 UTC »

Offline olsarge

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Re: Mini float n fly's
« Reply #2 on: 01/03/22 10:31 UTC »
Congratulations.  I have come close to the 17 inch mark 3 times with all of them coming in at 16.5.  Maybe this year will be the year. 
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Offline ctom

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Re: Mini float n fly's
« Reply #3 on: 01/03/22 11:45 UTC »
Feather and hair jigs tend to get overlooked when plastic does so well. I still have some 1/64 heads with a thin addition of some feather fiber that makes them look similar to the old Flu-Flu jigs and are just as effective. I use these primarily to target sunfish but crappies will jump on them too. I like the flash tied into your jigs Jim.

Offline Mike J

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Re: Mini float n fly's
« Reply #4 on: 01/03/22 20:22 UTC »
Thats a giant, congrats! Love the jigs too!

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Re: Mini float n fly's
« Reply #5 on: 01/03/22 20:52 UTC »
Nice work JUNGLEJIMJIGS! Excellent jigs, excellent results!
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Re: Mini float n fly's
« Reply #6 on: 01/04/22 10:48 UTC »
That's an awesome catch! I've only caught one in my life that big, and it was 18". I caught it on a big fly rod popper, made on a 2/0 size hook, and from a small private pond. Closest I've ever got since then was 13".

I love tying & fishing the small jigs. There's various materials that do a good job and catch plenty of fish, and I agree with ctom, they do often get over looked by many folks.

JUNGLEJIMJIGS, I know that you've been around a long time making the jigs, so this was bound to happen eventually! Congratulations on a new PB.

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Re: Mini float n fly's
« Reply #7 on: 01/04/22 11:44 UTC »
Now that's a chunk Jim! Nice catch.

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Re: Mini float n fly's
« Reply #8 on: 01/05/22 06:42 UTC »
 I caught this crappie at a city park lake 5 minutes from home. Lake used to have some nice white crappie but had a fish kill a year ago due to chlorine in the water. Was really shocked when I started to fish it again and started catching some really nice Black crappie, which survived and seem to be the dominant crappie species now. Perhaps they are more tolerant of chlorine since I have only caught 1 out of over 100 white crappie since I started fishing it again. Haven't seen another person fishing this lake all month and will try to keep it a secret as long as I can. Once word gets out they are in there the minnow dunkers will wipe them out. I released her so maybe catch her again in the spring, hopefully she makes some babies.