Mobile Site Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel
Ice Fishing Shanty
Home | ThinIce | Chat | Pictures | Archives | ProShop | Militia | Sponsors
Iceshanty.com sponsored in part by:
Marmish | FishUSA | Marcum | Fish307 | Jiffy | Muck Boots | Frabill | FleetFarm | Lindy | Glens | KitteryTradingPost | Cabelas
Aug 23, 2014, 07:22 AM
Team Iceshanty Mock T's
Full chest logo/iceshanty.com printed down the sleeve.
Iceshanty Proshop

Miss activation email? Check your spam folder! | Forgot password?

Author Topic: Making Ice fishing jigs  (Read 1639 times)

bmaher287

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 44
  • Location: Lincoln, Ne
  • Join Date: Oct 2009

Making Ice fishing jigs
« on: Oct 22, 2009, 10:08 PM »
I was jsu wondering if anyone had any information on how to make ice fishing jigs. Any hints, tips, or any info would be appretiated. THanks

ULTRAlite

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 388
  • Location: Alberta, Canada
  • Join Date: Dec 2006

  • Ice is Nice
Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #1 on: Oct 22, 2009, 11:02 PM »
What kinda jigs?  the lead heads themselves, or are you looking at marabou feathered jigs?

This might help  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o6ipe8jIvE&feature=player_profilepage
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/cory_r_t/ablogo1xf11-1.gif[/img]     

 VIDEO >> The 2010 Season Begins - EARLY ICE SESSION

Joe.Pikulski

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 26
  • Location: Brooklyn, Mi
  • Join Date: Oct 2009

  • 1lb 7oz 11in 1/1/09
Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #2 on: Oct 22, 2009, 11:48 PM »
Use a gold Eagle Claw #10 or#12 long shank  hooks. Make sure you use some flux before melting a drip of leaded solder in the front of shank. And make sure you have a hot  hot solder gun. After the jigs are cool place them in a cup of alcohol this will clean the jigs so paint will stick.
Capt. Joe

D-mo

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 123
  • Location: Ottawa Ontari-ari-ari-o
  • Join Date: Aug 2006

Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2009, 08:37 AM »
I just picked up a new vice and all the gubbins to start tying my own flies for bass - trout and saltwater ...
these i purchased for icefishing this year ... look pretty effective and good first ty.

http://www.flytyingspecialties.com/product_info.php?products_id=209

d-mo
"Drink Canada Dry"
Its a moto, not my personal mission

SkeeterJeff

  • Iceshanty Militia
  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • *
  • Posts: 2,533
  • Location: Martinsville, IN/Hudson, MI
  • Join Date: Dec 2007

  • SPUD, SPUD, SPUD!!!!!
Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #4 on: Oct 23, 2009, 08:48 AM »
Interesting....

Here is a clickable link:

http://www.flytyingspecialties.com/product_info.php?products_id=209


-Jeff

mud_n_fun

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,266
  • Location: Lansing, MI or On the Ice!
  • Join Date: Feb 2008

  • Well? Where's the fish!!
Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #5 on: Oct 23, 2009, 09:20 AM »
Interesting....

Here is a clickable link:

http://www.flytyingspecialties.com/product_info.php?products_id=209


-Jeff
I might have to order some of these!

I started making some jigs last year.


augerlips

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 124
  • Location: washington county, wisconsin
  • Join Date: Jan 2009

Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #6 on: Oct 23, 2009, 09:27 AM »
mud, are those soldered? i could never get a nice ball using solder much less 3 or 4 balls. whats's your technique? they look really good!!!

mud_n_fun

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,266
  • Location: Lansing, MI or On the Ice!
  • Join Date: Feb 2008

  • Well? Where's the fish!!
Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #7 on: Oct 23, 2009, 09:33 AM »
mud, are those soldered? i could never get a nice ball using solder much less 3 or 4 balls. whats's your technique? they look really good!!!
I use glass beads I bought at Mitchels craft store. They have a variety of sizes too.

mud_n_fun

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,266
  • Location: Lansing, MI or On the Ice!
  • Join Date: Feb 2008

  • Well? Where's the fish!!
Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #8 on: Oct 23, 2009, 09:34 AM »
Oh and the steel ball are Cyclops beads from the fly tying section at gander mountain.

augerlips

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 124
  • Location: washington county, wisconsin
  • Join Date: Jan 2009

Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #9 on: Oct 23, 2009, 09:39 AM »
interesting, i've never worked with beads. do they just slide on over the eye of the hook and get glued or........?

mud_n_fun

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,266
  • Location: Lansing, MI or On the Ice!
  • Join Date: Feb 2008

  • Well? Where's the fish!!
Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #10 on: Oct 23, 2009, 10:04 AM »
interesting, i've never worked with beads. do they just slide on over the eye of the hook and get glued or........?
Thay slide over th point. Sometimes I have to straighten the hook alittle to get them on and then bend it back. I snug them together with some thread in the front and back.


augerlips

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 124
  • Location: washington county, wisconsin
  • Join Date: Jan 2009

Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #11 on: Oct 23, 2009, 10:51 AM »
very nice, i guess i'm off to hobby lobby.

D-mo

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 123
  • Location: Ottawa Ontari-ari-ari-o
  • Join Date: Aug 2006

Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #12 on: Oct 23, 2009, 11:41 AM »
Off to the craft store I go too. 
I really like the idea of the beads.  Is there any way of tying weight on the bead jigs to be able to get those bad boys down there? ...   

d-mo
"Drink Canada Dry"
Its a moto, not my personal mission

mud_n_fun

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,266
  • Location: Lansing, MI or On the Ice!
  • Join Date: Feb 2008

  • Well? Where's the fish!!
Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #13 on: Oct 23, 2009, 11:45 AM »
Off to the craft store I go too. 
I really like the idea of the beads.  Is there any way of tying weight on the bead jigs to be able to get those bad boys down there? ...   

d-mo
on 2lb. test they sink just fine for me.

reel-m-n

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 50
  • Location: caro,mi
  • Join Date: Oct 2009

Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #14 on: Oct 23, 2009, 11:56 AM »
sweet jigs, nice price too!

Iceman314

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 30
  • Location: Derby, NY
  • Join Date: Feb 2008

Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #15 on: Oct 23, 2009, 12:26 PM »
very nice....good idea!

Captain

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 67
  • Location:
  • Join Date: Feb 2008

Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #16 on: Oct 23, 2009, 01:04 PM »
What kind of fish have you caught with these?

holehawg

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 2,310
  • Location: honesdale pa
  • Join Date: Aug 2007

Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #17 on: Oct 23, 2009, 01:20 PM »
Off to the craft store I go too. 
I really like the idea of the beads.  Is there any way of tying weight on the bead jigs to be able to get those bad boys down there? ...   

d-mo
go to a fly fishing shop ..they sell a weighted wire thats like thread ..ya just wrap it around the hook...they use it to give  wet fly nymphs some weight...cheap and should work...
............

holehawg

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 2,310
  • Location: honesdale pa
  • Join Date: Aug 2007

Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #18 on: Oct 23, 2009, 01:24 PM »
hey mud have ya ever tryed all gold colored beads like the cooper john wet fly or prince nymph ?????????
............

A- bomb

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,949
  • Location: FT Wayne
  • Join Date: Dec 2006

  • THE ORIGINAL...ORIGINAL! Go drop A Bomb on 'em
Re: Making Ice fishing jigs
« Reply #19 on: Oct 23, 2009, 03:25 PM »
skip down the bard to the jigging section..
here's an easy to make deadly one
http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=62425.0

lots of ideas to get you started in the jig making sections with lots of good pics too
Lack of planning on your part in NO way constitutes an EMERGENCY on mine

 

Iceshanty.com sponsored in part by:
Marmish | FishUSA | Marcum | Fish307 | Jiffy | Muck Boots | Frabill | FleetFarm | Lindy | Glens | Cabelas
Home | ThinIce | Chat | Pictures | Archives | ProShop | GearShop | Militia | Sponsors

Ice Fishing @ www.iceshanty.com Fishing @ www.myfishfinder.com Hunting @ www.myhuntingforum.com

Contact | Sponsor IceShanty.com | Disclaimer
©1996- IceShanty.com
All Rights Reserved