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How To Make A Colorshift Finesse Jig For Bass Fishing

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Finesse jigs are my jam.

To some anglers, throwing 1 oz jigs into thick slop and pulling out bass comes as natural as breathing.

But me? I’m more at home picking apart a log or stump with an unassuming finesse bait for wary bass.

That’s why finesse jigs have been so effective for me – they’re a natural complement to my fishing style!

In my experience, throwing a tiny jig catches tons of bass. In fact, not only have I caught more fish since I started throwing finesse jigs, but I’ve actually caught bigger fish.

PB Smallmouth with a Tiny Terror Jig in its lip
Bronze lunker caught on a 1/16 oz finesse jig

If you haven’t given these mighty little baits a try… you don’t know what you’re missing out on!!

In today’s article, I’m showcasing how I craft a finesse jig for bass fishing.

And not just any finesse jig. But a black-blue-purple color shift jig, equipped with a rock hard paint finish and a wildly sharp Owner hook 😍.

I can confidently say you will not see a jig like this in any tackle store – this bait is as custom as it gets! πŸ’ͺ

Give the video below a watch and then try out the recipe! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. 😎

(All the materials used in this recipe are in the description below the videoπŸ‘‡)

Eclipse Finesse Jig Recipe

πŸ‘‰ Finesse Jig Head

Weedless Ball Jig Mold ($48)
The mighty Weedless Ball Jig mold strikes again! As I’ve said many times before, I love how versatile this mold is. For today’s build, we will be using the mold’s 1/4 oz slot.

Eclipse Nova Stone Powder Paint ($11.95)
I can’t rave enough about this paint. Protec Powder Paint used to be my favorite stuff. I’ve used Protec Powder Paint on literally hundreds of jigs, and I had no issue with it.

But this Nova Stone Powder Paint is lights out phenomenal. Not only does this paint stay very fine and fluffy in the jar, but the colors are absolutely gorgeous. This Eclipse color is no exception. Blue, purple, and black – oh my!!

Owner 5313 2/0 Jig Hook ($9.54 / 25)
Owner hooks for the win! Seriously though, this hook is a beast. Thin enough to fish with 8 pound line. Strong enough to handle 12 pound line. Pricey hooks, but wow do they perform!

FG-12 Black Weedguard ($3.26 / 20)
A simple FG-12 weedguard rounds out the jig head recipe. The vast majority of jigs on the market use a heavier FG-30 weedguard. While that thicker weedguard works great in super heavy cover, I find I get by perfectly with the thinner FG-12 weedguard for most other situations. The best benefit of these thinner weedguards? Easier hook sets with lighter tackle πŸ’ͺ.

πŸ‘‰ Jig Skirt

Black Danville 210 Denier Flat Waxed Nylon Thread ($2.19)
Nothing special here – just some simple 210 Denier black thread for tying on the skirt!

1 Tab Solid Black Silicone ($3.58)
Black silicone material will form the base of today’s jig skirt. This will help bring out the black in the Eclipse powder paint, and will also help mute the blue and purple skirt material that will also be in the skirt.

1/2 Tab Purple Crystal Silicone ($2.78)
Purple silicone will go on one half of the jig, to bring out the purple hues in the Eclipse jighead.

1/2 Tab Blue Crystal Silicone ($2.78)
And blue silicone will go on the other half of the jig, to accent the jig head’s blue tones!!

Want to learn more about lure making?

Then check out the fantastic tutorials and lure recipes below. These teach you everything you need to know about making your own jigs, spinnerbaits, and even soft baits!

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