When retrieving jig flies with tungsten beads, you can get a lot of movement up and down. You can also get additional action if you add some soft materials like marabou or silicon legs and tail. The Pink Rubber Legs Jig Fly is an easy tie and should be a fly able to trigger the fish to take.
Materials for Pink Rubber Legs Jig Fly
|Bead:||Tungsten Slotted||Furrow Pink 3.5 mm|
|Tail:||Hareline||Spiked SR Tail Purple|
|Legs:||FFGene||Real Silicone Legs Cotton Candy|
|Hackle:||Mini Marabou||Fl Fuchsia|
|Head:||Ice Dub||UV Black|
Video Instructions on How to Tie a Pink Rubber Legs Jig FlyVideo coming soon.
Slideshow on How To Tie a Pink Rubber Legs Jig Fly
Step 1 – Make the Tail and Body
Put the tungsten bead onto the hook. You can make a few wraps with a lead wire if you want additional weight. Tie in your tying thread close to the bead and make even wraps to build up a thread base on the hook shank. Continue wrapping until you reach the hook’s bend. Rotate your fly tying vise’s jaw and tie in the jig tail. Tie in the micro chenille and move your tying thread up to the bead. Make even turns with the micro chenille to build up the body of the jig fly. Tie it off close to the bead, but leave space for the legs, hackle, and head.
Step 2 – Tie In the Legs, Make the Hackle and Head
Tie in one rubber leg on each side of the hook. Continue with tying in the mini marabou by the tip. Make 1 to 2 turns with the marabou, tie it off, and remove the excess. Now you should make a dubbing noodle with the UV Black Ice Dub. Build up the head of the fly. Complete the fly with a whip finish or a few half-hitches and some varnish before you trim the length of the rubber legs. The length should be about 2x the hook shank’s length.
How to Fish the Pink Rubber Legs Jig Fly
Tungsten is heavy and allows you to fish your flies deep. When adding a tungsten bead to a jig hook, you get a fly that will dive vertically down into the water. Retrieve a bit of line, and it will rise at an angle towards the surface. This motion can trigger the fish to take your fly. Jig tails and rubber legs can also add to the fly as these will vibrate when you retrieve the fly. You can use the jig fly in freshwater and saltwater, rivers and lakes. It is an attractor fly, but it might look like a leach, a small eel, or just food.