How to Make a Bucktail Lure

This guide is especially directed to all the color combos out there for jig making.

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How to Make a Bucktail Lure
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Here are the tools. They sell them from a $20 kit to hundreds of dollars each,  but they all basically do the same thing.

Here are the tools. They sell them from a $20 kit to hundreds of dollars each, but they all basically do the same thing.

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Here is what I picked out for this lure. You can apply these skills for making lures for anything from tiny panfish to large saltwater species.

Here is what I picked out for this lure. You can apply these skills for making lures for anything from tiny panfish to large saltwater species.

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These next 3 pictures will show you many colors of the basic 3 items for making a jig. Here are the jigheads.

These next 3 pictures will show you many colors of the basic 3 items for making a jig. Here are the jigheads.

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The chinelle.

The chinelle.

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And the bucktails.

And the bucktails.

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Start by placing the jig in the vice. And clamping it down so it is secure.

Start by placing the jig in the vice. And clamping it down so it is secure.

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Start by wrapping a base layer of thread down the hook shank with the thread bobbin almost all the way to where it is even with the hook point.  End the wraps at the head but don't cut it yet.

Start by wrapping a base layer of thread down the hook shank with the thread bobbin almost all the way to where it is even with the hook point. End the wraps at the head but don't cut it yet.

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This is how the thread is covered by itself to hold it down. You may want to go back and forth a few times for more security.

This is how the thread is covered by itself to hold it down. You may want to go back and forth a few times for more security.

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Next you trim off some bucktail alittle longer than the hook your using. Place it on the shank and wrap the thread around it back and fourth. Ending the thread wrapping at the head once again.

Next you trim off some bucktail alittle longer than the hook your using. Place it on the shank and wrap the thread around it back and fourth. Ending the thread wrapping at the head once again.

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Next add a piece of flash down the side and wrap back and fourth, you may see a pattern to what I'm doing now. Add to both sides or all around. Whatever you want. Repeat the thread process.

Next add a piece of flash down the side and wrap back and fourth, you may see a pattern to what I'm doing now. Add to both sides or all around. Whatever you want. Repeat the thread process.

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Here is another video of adding flash. Always end the thread at the head.

Here is another video of adding flash. Always end the thread at the head.

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Put the chinelle down and wrap with thread. Bring thread to head.  Wrap chinelle to head. Now cover chinelle with thread to secure it down. Wrap plenty of times to keep from unwrapping.

Put the chinelle down and wrap with thread. Bring thread to head. Wrap chinelle to head. Now cover chinelle with thread to secure it down. Wrap plenty of times to keep from unwrapping.

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These are the last steps. Tying the whip knot and then cut the thread and glue.  Your done.

These are the last steps. Tying the whip knot and then cut the thread and glue. Your done.

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Closer look at the whip finish knot. Basically it wraps itself over itself so it won't come  untied.  Here it looks like a upside down 4. The hole goes over the jighead.

Closer look at the whip finish knot. Basically it wraps itself over itself so it won't come untied. Here it looks like a upside down 4. The hole goes over the jighead.

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Do this 7-12 times.

Do this 7-12 times.

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Here are some colors you can do. Hope you enjoy.

Here are some colors you can do. Hope you enjoy.

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