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That was neat. I remember in the early 60's my dad standing over the stove (much to the dismay of my mother) melting lead for our home made sinkers and a special flat jig head that we dressed with white deer hair or marabou that we called a "crappie killer" ha Later on we started adding an Uncle Josh little "V" pork rind.... killers !

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Tom, thanks for sharing. Bucktail jigs are a staple for many of the sauger/walleye fisbhermen in the area. I break them out every spring myself.

 

Remember the old bucktail Pinky crappie jig?

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Thanks Tom.

 

It is a good reminder that simpler is often better.

 

John,

 

I also remember that they had to have gold hooks to work.

 

Bucktail still works even without a minnow. Does anyone know the MIL Spec number for the survival kit jig? Recalling the $500 ashtray from the '80s, I bet it would cost $25 to tye a '40s MIL Spec jig today.

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I also remember that they had to have gold hooks to work.

 

 

Isn't that funny, I have a strong disdain for all hooks gold. Always have felt more confident with Mustad bronze. I know....silly.

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Goes to show the deep thinking Tom puts into fishing ... his mind being open to all techniques. Smart!

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