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Weekend Angler:
Money-Savers For Your Spring Bass Outings

Updated: February 14, 2008, 4:47 PM ET
By Don Wirth | BASSMASTER Magazine, March 2008

Homemade float-and-fly jigs The float-and-fly, a light-line tactic using a tiny hair jig ("fly") drifted below a bobber for suspending bass, is absolutely deadly in cold, clear water. The finesse jigs sold commercially for this method have crinkly hair that breathes when wet. They're really expensive, but you can make your own for pennies apiece. Start with a plain jighead, 1/16 to 1/8 ounce — I like the kind that has two barbs on the hook shaft. Tie a piece of chenille carpet fiber in the ...

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