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Does anyone here remember a jig called a Crappie Killer? It was a all white jig, and I think it was made with deer hair.It didn't look like a regular bucktail, as the hair was cut so to almost be stiff. The lead on the head was half moon shaped. I fished these as a kid in the early 60's, and wonder if anyone knows if they are still made, and what company made them.
i dont know who made them vince; but i use to use them all the time! it was called a doll fly; it had red string wraping the hair;; i used it with a bobber ; back in the 50;s and 60;s. yea guys; im a old --- any way it did use to actually kill the crappies! throw it out and a slow retreive; its all you had to do! i didnt think any body remembered a old bait like that!
I did a quick google search and found this.
mike; thanks buddy! i didnt think any body but me remembered that old jig! never knew who made it or what it was made of;; just knew it caught crappie by the tons! it out fished minnows most of the time! then again;; guess im telling how old i am to; lol!!
I remember those old Doll Fly jigs very well. It was the first jig my Uncle bought me at the Western Auto Store. I've always wanted more but now I've tied my own. got lucky earlier this year and it took paperwork but I got a bunch of Polar Bear and tied up some Doll Fly style.
I remember them. I believe the hair was actually kip (calf) tail. The hair and flat head cupped head slowed the fall. They worked great on crappie. I have not been able to find them so I make an imitation that works. I use a 'wobble" jig out of a
Do-It mold. You can get the heads from Cabela and on e-bay. I like a pink head with white or yellow kip tail and a glow yellow chartruse head with either of these two colors. I recently picked up some purple and pink kip tail that I'll try.
The Doll fly (at least those that I owned) had a ball head and was tied with maribu. It sank faster and worked great on river walleye.
That's the one Badgerloader! We use to catch a LOT of crappies on them. Do you have any pics of the ones you tie? I would love to see them if you do.
Vince: It is around 0 degrees outside. My stuff is stored in an unheated garage. At present, I prefer to remain inside and drink hot coffee and sip adult beverages. I will get a picture in the near future.
You can look for a wobble jig picture on e-bay or the cabels website. A company called Haggerty Lures sells some bucktail wobble jigs. I tried attaching a picture.
I would be burrowed under every blanket I owned if it was zero degrees here. I don't blame you a bit for not venturing out to your garage to find those crappie killers. Thanks for the pic of the wobble head jigs.
hope the picture helps
Yup I remember em well there Loader. Betts maybe made em back in the 60's I believe or Weber out of Stevens Point Wisconsin. Guess you Northerners may have had a touch of snow hey buddy!!!!! I do the same in the winter as you and don't like Hard water fishing so relegated to the tying bench and recliner!!!!!!!
VINCE I RUN ACROSS THOSE Killers occaisonally here and if I find some will send em your way. I remember em well..
VINCE come to think of it I still have a few laying around down in the shop and will look and post a pic if I can find one in the mess down there!!! The hook shanks were kind of curved and rode hook up in the water if I recall....