Black & Purple marabou Jig

Black and Purple Marabou Jig – classic hair jig tying tutorial

Tying SBS and underwater footage. Today we turn to the dark side. A famous Danish salmon fisherman once said: Color don’t matter – as long as it’s black. He was talking about fly color and salmon fishing, but the saying applies to most kind of lures and lot of species. Some even though some people […]

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Black Mushroom marabou Jig

Black Mushroom Marabou Jig – classic hair jig tying tutorial

Black marabou jigs kick started the revival of hair jig fishing. Mainly because Canadian tournament fishermen used this as a secret weapon for years. But the secret got out eventually, and now this is one of the most popular jigs for smallmouth bass, trout, walleye, and perch – and around here it works great for […]

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Black'n'Blue Bucktail Jig

Black’n’Blue Bucktail Jig – classic bucktail jig tying

Underwater action and full tying SBS of the Black’n’Blue Bucktail Jig If you fish deep structures, drop-offs and deep weedbeds this color combo is highly visible even in stained water. It’s also a go-to jig for fishing on dark days, at dusk and dawn – and a great cold water pattern. Check out the underwater […]

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The Blushing Blonde Jig – a reverse tied Classic Bucktail Jig

A new jig pattern Back in early spring I came up with a new jig pattern as a present to my wife Ulla. I called it the Blushing Blonde Jig, since, like this lure, Ulla is a blonde (at least at the moment ;0) and the blushing pink part of the design was inspired by […]

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Olive Brown Scud – trout-, and saltwater fly tying

Underwater footage and full tying SBS. Scuds are everywhere in salt- and freshwater – and they are active year round. Most fish have a close relationship to these small critters, and you should as well. In this video I tie a super simple scud, that you can tie in a few minutes. No bells and […]

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Gammarus imitations – curved or straight hooks?

Gammarus! They are everywhere in salt- and freshwater – and they are active year round. Most fish have a close relationship to these small critters, and you should as well. The small crustaceans from the family Gammaridae count more than 200 described species. That’s a lot of bugs. Some of these live in moist places […]

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Pink Shrimp Jig

Pink Shrimp Jig – trout, salmon and steelhead hair jig tying

Underwater action and full tying SBS on the Pink Shrimp Jig. Shrimps are an important food source for most saltwater fish, but a Shrimp imitation works great in freshwater as well – especially when fishing for anadromous migrating fish. Salmon, sea run brown trout, steelhead and other species loves a juicy shrimp. My Pink Shrimp […]

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Midnight Purple Dog Nobbler – mini jig fly tying

Ok… I have a thing for purple and black flies and jigs. One reason for that is, that when your flies or lures dive deep and the light fades – blue, purple and black are the last colors to disappear. They are visible in deep water, in stained water and in the dim light at […]

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Michael Jensen Fishing

7 reasons why you need bucktail jigs

Why you need bucktail jigs? Well, I am a lure freak, and I love fishing spinner baits, spoons, jerkbaits, crankbaits and any other kinds of lures. I guess you feel the same way. But say, one day a large troll came crashing out from the woods and said. “Ok dude, you can use one lure […]

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Craig’s Nighttime – a streamer fly for large trout at dusk and dawn

Craig’s Nighttime – an old classic New Zealand Streamer Craig’s Nighttime is an old classic New Zealand streamer fly. I initially found the pattern in John Veniard’s book: Reservoir and Lake Flies – a book I highly recommend. Years ago on a dark night this large darkish blue fly got me into a bunch of […]

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