by Dr. Guy Jensen
Thanks to Al Linder and the staff at Angling Edge, the Hair Jig is making a resurgence. This Jig has shown its effectiveness for catching all species of game fish for many years. If you love making your own jigs like I have done for 37 years, you will enjoy making your own hair jigs. There are, however, some characteristics of deer hair that can be somewhat challenging. My experience goes back over 20 years of tying trout flies with elk and deer hair. The biggest problem with any kind of animal hair is that it tends to spin on the hook shank when you try to tie it in place. I will demonstrate the proper technique for positioning and securing the hair on the hook in the video.