I received some very nice unfinished jig heads and spinner baits from a fellow in Louisiana, so I decided to work with the jig heads recently. Here's what I've come up with so far, the Bug-Eyed Wooly Fishhead.
- Low-temperature glue gun with clear glue sticks to form 3-D eyes
- Hole punch - 1/4-in. diameter
- Black acrylic paint for eye pupils
- A 3/16-ounce "fish head" jig with a 1/0 black nickel sickle hook (I think... ;))
- UTC Ultra Thread 140 denier - olive
- Flymasters Wapsi Flashabou Accent - red
- Clover Natural Wool Roving - moss green and ash
- Maybelline Express Nail Polish - go go green (jig head)
- Sally Hansen Hard As Nails - cardinal (gills and back of jig head)
- Devcon 2T Epoxy for topcoat
The new-to-me style of jig head inspired me to seek and try out a different type of hair. I like the way it formed and looks around the hook. It appears relatively dense. I hope that it has good action. Being dense, the hair certainly forms a nice profile.
Wool absorbs water and sinks like a rock. So, this jig will be used for swimming and hopping. The key here will be limited stopping time.
The 3-D eyes are new to me as well. I crafted my own using pointers from David Jaroscak. You can find them in this link
Here is another that I tied recently.