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Using Jig Hooks


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#1 texag17

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:22 PM

I purchased 100 jig hooks because you can get a price break at Allen hooks. I was planning on learning the crawdad craig pattern and it uses a jig hook. Now I have all these jig hooks and only know one type of fly on them. Can anyone suggest other good flies to tie on these? I'm sure I could tie any pattern on this but how do you know when to use a jig hook vs. a streamer hook? Here is a link of the ones I got.

https://www.allenfly...-streamer-hook/



#2 flyty1

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:47 PM

The first thing that comes to mind are Wooly Buggers and Wooly Worms.

#3 RickZieger

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 03:15 PM

You can tie almost any pattern on them.

 

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#4 mikechell

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 03:36 PM

My favorite ... actually, my only patterns I tie on jig hooks are crayfish (crawdad, mudbugs, etc.).  I don't do them often, because they don't produce any better than my "goto" fly, which doesn't use a jig hook.

 

But jig hooks excel at keeping the hook point up ... so bottom bouncing/hugging patterns are great on them.


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#5 richmce

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 06:55 PM

also try a clouser style or look up balanced flies



#6 mikechell

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 07:08 PM

Oh yeah!  Seeing Rich's name reminded me of a very good pattern for jig hooks.

Craig Riendeau's "Wee Willie Wiggler".

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=_X9OC1Fdq40


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#7 flytire

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:36 PM

Search "flies using jig hooks"

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#8 vicente

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:12 PM

Clouser minnows, buggers, I tie some baitfish/streamers patterns on them for warm water.

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:36 PM

I've tied some woolly buggers on jigs.  Here's a salt water streamers I tied on jig hook.  

 

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I prefer the 60 degree or 45 degree jig hook to the 90 degree hook.  I don't see them to often in fly tying catalog or sites.


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:18 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=lzJUe_ZHRmQ


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#11 DarrellP

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:54 AM

Anything but a top water fly.  I have started incorporating some in my Bream box that I put in a Hopper/dropper combo.
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