Warmwater Fly of the Month: February, 2005 - Micro Jig

Tying the Garlyard's Rabbit Hair Micro Jig

Rabbit Hair Micro Jig

(Tied By Elmer G. Meiler)

Light enough to cast with a fly rod, able to sink readily, with the power to attract any species...its Micro Jig! Try them on anything that swims. I've caught carp, gar, drum, pike, white bass, green sunfish, walleye, golden shinners, suckers, bluegill, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, Kentucky bass, yellow perch, all species of trout and a very angry seagull on micro jigs. For the body, you can dubbing, chenille or herl. For the tail you can also use marabou or herl.

See Dennis' article on micro jigs.





Body: dubbing, chenille or herl
Thread: 6/0 (color to match body)
Legs: Rubber Hackle (any color)
Tail: Rabbit fur, marabou (any color), micro pearl krystal flash.
Hook: 1/100, 1/80 or 1/64 oz. Jig Head

(Click on picture to enlarge)

Step 1: Place the hook in the vise and lay down a thread base. Stop at the bend of the hook above the barb.

Step 2: Measure about eight strands of micro krystal flash the length of the hook.

Step 3: Tie in the strands at the bend of the hook.

Step 4: Now measure clump of rabbit fur about the length of the hook.

Step 5: Secure the rabbit fur to the hook at the bend.

Step 6: Dub some rabbit on to the thread.

Step 7: As you can see, we dub the fur heavily on to the thread. This will make a bulky body.

Step 8: Wrap the dubbed thread toward the front of the hook.

Step 9: Wrap the dubbing close to the back of the jig head but leave a small space.

Step 10: For the rubber hackle, measure about two lengths of the hook shank.

Step 11: Loop the rubber hackle around the thread.

Step 12: Secure the rubber hackle to the hook by using some figure eight wraps.

Step 13: Dub the thread lightly and wrap it through the rubber hackle.

Step 14: This is what your fly should look like at this point.

Step 15: Whip finish and apply cement if you wish.

Step 16: Tease out the dubbing.

Step 17:The Rabbit Hair Micro Jig.