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FIRST TIE- "SPRING CRICKET"

One thing ive noticed about favorite or popular B.Gill baits is the B.Gill's fascination for rubber legs… one of my most favorite ties growing up as a kid was the foam spider with those rubber legs. A few years ago I bought my first fly rod set-up and a cardboard card of foam orange and tan spiders. The second day flyrodding I tag my personal best B.Gill of 9.8” and the love affair with the spider continued.

Ice fishing season then was upon me and I decided to create a jig with the spider look. I bought the chenille and insect legs, thread, 1/64 oz jigs and a fly tying tool kit on EBAY. I was on my way. I found its special niche in long casting the shallows in ice-out early spring where a low gliding slow sinking jig was needed as a presentation. This jig responded well with the B.Gills, B.Crappie and P.Seeds.

Summer peek im making shorter casts in weed pockets and weed edges.

Currently I made a batch of crickets with pink yarn instead of the chenille and am field testing.

pink yarn body...

060916~ GOT A FULL PLATE TODAY

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very nice

thanks Mark!...

Nice. Tans, oranges and yellows work well in may waters as well. Where do you get those pattern-colored rubber legs?

I've bought mine from Fly tyer's Dungeon. It's more of a thick spiner bait materials than a silicone legging material. It catches fish plenty goo enough: http://www.flytyersdungeon.com/Materials/Chart_Bug_Legs.htm

Yarn is the only thing I use for body materials anymore.

ty Damon...

i got the rubber insect legs at a local sporting outlet... Jay's Sporting Goods...

i just havnt been able to get back there to restock lately

yep... so i substituted pink yarn and caught my PB best B.Gill ...lol

i did happen to find some very similar silicone legs on a LMB jig that should keep me busy for awhile

20160606 ~ My Personal Best B.Gill at 10.3” caught on the “Spring Cricket”

0606161624b-BFOTD!!! and Personal Best B.Gill

Hey Slip, how'd those pink crickets work for you?

bruce.. i caught my two biggest gills on it this year!

here's the other one...

2010809--BFOTD!!! NICE 10" CLASS B.GILL

Lepomis like the rubber legs!

MAN THAT TAN ONE LLLLLOOKS DYNOMMMMMMMMMMITE TO ME.....WHAT SIZE JIG OR HOOK IS THAT ONE?

thanks Tootie!... 1/64 and size 10 hook 

Yep, I love those rubber legs, too. I definetley think they're a trigger.

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