Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

My least favorite thing to do is cleaning the paint out of the hook eyes on small jigs. I've used different ways but none seem very easy or painless. Using one of those jig eye busters or pin style tools is a waste of time on the small eyes on 1/32 and smaller jigs. What techniques do all you guys use

Views: 308

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I have a fly tying needle that I heat up and push it through the eye. It even works on Epoxy.

Great suggestion Dick! You are always a good source of tricks!

I never thought of that. I have like 4 bodkins in my tying tool selection. Thanks a lot for the suggestion

A pin, or a tiny drill bit in a pin vise

Before the paint has a chance to set up, I push a feather V I have already cut through the eyelet and it cleans right out...

RSS

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Last day of Spring for 2024….splashed early to avoid the heat dome…surface temps up to 82.7 degree..mixed seven species for bag of 86 fish.."
1 hour ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

hbridjig

"Thanks Dick, some sweet colors but only a few. "
15 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Quality Pumpkinseed ……6/13/2024

"Thanks Dick….the turquoise mottling is always impressive…."
21 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
21 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Another Scarred Dorsal But Doing Fine….6/11/2024

"Thanks Dick…..we agree with you…."
21 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

wpsliprig

"White perch….they’re on fire around the Albemarle……most folks are…"
21 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
21 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
22 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
22 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
22 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

hbridjig

"Nice colorful fish John."
22 hours ago
John Sheehan posted photos
Friday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

We’re in The Middle of the North Carolina Blue Crab/Brown Shrimp Season…..6/13/2024

This is a great time for culinary seafood in coastal North Carolina……the markets and restaurants…
Thursday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Great Products for UV Protection…..6/13/2024

I love the newest technology of clothing available….lightweight and breathable but offering max…
Thursday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Thursday

© 2024   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service