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From In-Fisherman Magazine: Hair Jigs for Smallmouth Bass

From In-Fisherman Magazine: Hair Jigs for Smallmouth Bass

Captain Chris Beeksma likes longer flowing hair ties for many situations he fishes on Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior, near Ashland, Wisconsin.

This article was originally titled "Hair Jigs Again & Again" in the Oct./Nov. 2021 issue of In-Fisherman magazine.

Some hair jigs are works of art that should be mounted and framed. Paul Jensen of Jensen Jigs constantly assails my mailbox with wondrous hairy things that look like perch, shiners, rainbow trout, or nothing in particular, with wild colors and combinations of materials that scream “I’m alive!” in the water.

That’s fine for pike, muskies, and walleyes, but—try as we might—we can’t escape the fact that bass tend to prefer straightforward ties in boring colors—bucktail or marabou in brown, black...

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