As I was wandering through Cabela’s killing time, and looking at a bunch of hooks, I came across some very small jigs that looked perfect for ice fishing. The hooks were 1/100 oz, and they had a clean hook shank to work with.
- I tie on some marabou for a tail (Do not cut off the excess.)
- Add some crystal flash for an attractor.
- Wrap the excess marabou around the rest of the hook shank.
- Whip finish.
I am going to give ice fishing another shot this winter.
15 Replies to “Ice Fishing”
I have yet to try ice fishing but I will someday! is this for a fly rod or one of those short ice fishing poles?
I have a strong suspicion it will work well. With slower metabolisms during the cold, a small meal is just perfect.
PS be sure to check out FishNDave's blog. He uses those small jigs as flies year round \”micro jigs\” and really does incredible.
Yeah, I think you would have a hard time ice fishing in California. Haha. These are meant for an ice fishing rod. I did no think about using these with my fly rod until I checked out he blog Atlas referred me to in a comment below.
Thanks, for telling me about that blog. Some good stuff over there. I might have to try tossing these with my fly rod. Never thought about it.
Well you won't find me hanging around any iceholes, but that looks like a good tie!
Going back to Juan's comment about ice fishing here, we do a lot upcountry when the lakes are frozen over. When I say we, I'm not talking about me. Its those other guys.
I've got ice gear this year. Lets do it!
I'm down, man! I'll bring some of these jigs, and hopefully they catch us some perch down at the lake!
Ah! I forgot that there are places near you guys that do freeze over.
Thanks, Howard! I'm usually not one for ice fishing, but I haven't given it a legitimate shot. I tried it 1 time last year. I figured I'd give it at least 3 tries this year. Thanks, for the compliment!
About as basic and simple a tie as you can get to do small jigs with. I may have to pay closer attention to Cabela's stock of hooks as I had not seen ones that small. I understand that Mini-jig fishing is quite popular in different parts of the country. I want to second Atlas's comment about FishnDave's blog. Great stuff over there…………….Now about that ice fishing………………… It is a bunch of fun if you are catching fish, if you are not, it is cold!
Looks like it would work as a float n' fly set up too!