Rabbit strips and jig heads are a perfect match. The jig head adds a lot of action to the super soft rabbit fur, and the added weight when the fur gets wet, gives longer cast, even with relatively light jig heads.
Soaked rabbit fur can be a pain to cast on the fly rod, but on a spinning rod or a baitcasting outfit, it is a bonus.
I’ve called this jig Zonker Jig, but even though it incorporates a zonker strip, it is actually more of a Bunny style jig – since the strip is wrapped around the hook shank.
You can tie this jig in every imaginable colour combination. These pink and purple colours can be the number one combo, when fishing for perch in my home waters, though. And it is a great combination for trout as well.
Somehow the dark tones of black and purple are great for lures and flies when you fish at dawn or dusk, dark rainy days, murky water, night fishing – and strangely enough for just about anything else.
When you are at it, tie at bunch of these. They will turn a lot of (fish)heads this season.
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I’m new to the art of fly tying but I’ve tied muskie bucktail spinners for 2 years now. Can you recommend a great book to get me started. I’ll be tying bucktail jigs to start. Love your videos, you’re a very talented man. Wishing you all of life’s best.
Hi Randy. Thanks for your kind feedback. Good to hear that you wanna dive deeper into tying. If you want to tie flies, there is a lot of books to choose from. For a beginner I will recommend these 3 books by Peter Gathercole:
If you want to tie hair jigs/bucktail jigs, there isn’t any book on that subject – to the best of my knowledge.
Check out my other blogs and videos on that subject: https://michaeljensens.com/angling/?s=hair+jig
Cheers, Michael :0)