"Bucktail Steelhead Jig"
(AKA: "Pink and Purple ESL")
Good quality jig
head (I prefer jigs from TC Tackle)
6/0 or similar
on thread and build a small thread base; at this point you can hit the
thread with a drop of cement or superglue. This helps to stop the
material from rolling around the hook.
a small bunch of bucktail and remove the under hair and cut to shape.
Form two loose wraps to hold the material and then press down on the hair
with your thumb to distribute the hair around the hook. Take 6-10 wraps
of thread with a good bit of tension to secure the hair in place.
2 or 3 strands of mirage and fold them over the thread and then tie it in
on either side of the hook.
up a smooth thread base and then whip finish several times and tie off.
Add a drop of head cement to protect the wraps and give it a shiny finish.