I’ve always liked to have a handful of twitching jigs in my box tied up with Flashabou. The smaller 1/4 ounce jigs have been a favorite of mine in low and clear water for years and lately I’ve found that larger jigs tied with some bling will also hammer the cohos in the fall.
The only hitch in that giddy-up that I’ve had is figuring out an easier way to build up the body of the jig without burning through a ton of material. Flashabou is a little spendy and it doesn’t take long to burn thru an entire package of it on half a dozen jigs.
Cruising the aisles of Sportco in Fife the other day I found my solution…Polar Chenille made by Hareline Dubbin. I’m sure it’s been right there under my nose this whole time. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in while!
Here’s a few blingers that I tied up in short order last night.
What to look for at either Sportco/Outdoor Emporium or your favorite local tackle shop. If you see something that looks like purple hedgehog in a plastic package…that’s it!!!
There will come a time this fall when the water conditions are just right for these jigs to make an appearance. When that time comes I know that these blingers will hammer out some chrome coho!
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