Elken News Page

  • October 27, 2021
    Prices for pretty much everything have gone up or are going to go up, so I went through my website and raised most of the prices.
    USPs raised their rates again, so shipping will be a little higher, Small Flate Rate boxes went up to $8.65 (my cost, $9.20 cost thru USPS) and most other shipping options went up about the same.
  • October 8, 2021
    I added several new Deals to the website today.
  • November 3, 2020
    USPs raised their rates again, so shipping will be a little higher, Small Flate Rate boxes went up to $8.05 (my cost, $8.30 USPS cost) and most other shipping options went up about the same.
  • September 30, 2021
    My sday@speedyquick.net e-mail is still dowm, so I removed it from most of the website, I think it is still shown on the order form. Please use the elken.idaho@gmail.com e-mail.
    Due to the worldwide covid pandemic over the last couple years, skirt material has been hard to get, my main supplier is out-of-stock om a lot of colors. I am out of material on a couple skirt patterns and low on a few others.
  • November 3, 2020
    USPs raised their rates again, so shipping will be a little higher, Small Flate Rate boxes went up to $8.05 (my cost, $8.30 USPS cost) and most other shipping options went up about the same.
  • July 13, 2020
    I am officially out of the medium suzed baitkeeper springs for Pro Style Fluke amd Toad hooks. These hooks jave been removed from the website. I do still have the large size baitkeeper springs for the Pro Style swimbait hooks.

    I am still pretty busy, orders are taking about 3 weeks to complete and get in the mail.

    My sday@speedyquick.net e-mail is still down and will remain so until I get time to deal with their technical support, for the 3rd or 4th time.
  • March 3, 2020
    I am buried with orders, more than 2 dozen right now and more coming in. Orders will take 3+ weeks to complete and get in the mail.
  • January 3, 2020
    Happy New Year.

    I added some new deals to the Deals page.
  • October 11, 2019
    I added four more new Deals to the Deals Webpage today.
  • October 9, 2019
    Prices for most of my supplies have gone up steadily and I haven't raised my prices for a couple years, so it is time. I raised my prices an average of 12% today.

    I also added webpages for the Stupid Tube Jigheads and 45° Tube Jigheads.

    I also got all of the new skirt patterns that I have come up with over the last yeat added to the Skirt Patterns page on the website today.
  • October 5, 2019
    I added more new Deals to the Deals Webpage today.
  • September 7, 2019
    I added rthree more new Deals to the Deals Webpage today.
  • September 5, 2019
    I added some more new Deals to the Deals Webpage today.
  • August 26, 2019
    I added a bunch of new deals to the Deals Webpage today.

    I have some new jig skirts that I need to add to the website when I get a chnce...

    Due to a couple customer requests, I have two new Tube Jigheads:

    45° Tube Jigheads: available in sizes: 3/16 oz., 1/4 oz., 5/16 oz., and 3/8 oz. Hooks are Mustad 38109bln in sizes 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 and 5/0. Contact me for prices until I get a webpage set up for these jigheads.


    Stupid Tube Jigheads: available in sizes: 1/8 oz., 3/16 oz., 1/4 oz., 5/16 oz., and 3/8 oz. Hooks are Eagle Claw EL111BP in sizes 3/0, 4/0 and 5/0. Contact me for prices until I get a webpage set up for these jigheads.
  • May 16, 2019
    I have most of the lead pot issues resolves and am caught up to where orders are now taking under two weeks to complete and get in the mail. I might even get to go fishing someeetime...
  • February 12, 2019
    I am working on 1900+ jigs / jigheads for orders plus a bunch of jig akirts. Orders will be taking 3 - 4 weeks to complete until I can get caught up. I was planning on catching up adding the new jig skirt patterns to the website, but that project is on hold until June or July...
  • January 29, 2019
    USPS raised their prices on January 27, prices went up around `10% so shipping will be higher in 2019. USPS small Flat Rate boxes are now $7.75.

    I am getting pretty busy already this year, orders will take between 10 and 14 days to complete and get in the mail.
  • January 7, 2019
    I had some FTP software issues in the last half of 2018 and haven't posted anythinf new to the website for a while. I bought some new FTP software and the problem is fixed. I am getting busy already, but I plan to catch up on adding new skirt patterns to the skirt chart and jig pages.

    It looks like USPS is raising their prices again Jan. 27, 2019, I will post details when I hear what the new rates are.
  • May 4, 2018
    I've been having some plugging issues wuth the lead pot recently. I finally broke down, tore the spout assembly completely apart and cleaned the junk built up in it. It was pretty gunked up, but it pours much better now.

    I am getting closer to being caught up, order time it down to just over 2 weeks right now. If I keep this up I may get to go fishing in July...
  • April 6, 2018
    I sold the last of the Pinch-on sinkers today, they are gone from the website.

    I heard from my hook wholesaler that Matzuo is going out of business, so I won't be able to get the Sickle hooks any more. The good news is that Eagle Claw has a similar hook that should be a direct replacement for the Sickle jig hooks.

    I'm still very busy, orders are going to take at least 3 weeks to complete until things slow down and I get caught back up.
  • February 23, 2018
    I added a new jighead style to the website today, the Nerd Jighead. These jighead are used for fishing the "Ned Fishing" Technique with platisc stickbaits.

    Nerd Jigheads

    I added three more jig skirt patterns today:

    Whiskey Purple HW S427:
    Whiskey Purple HW Skirt S427

    Brown-Copper HW S428:
    Brown-Copper HW Skirt S428

    Plum S429:
    Plum Skirt S429
  • February 15, 2018
    I have been busy and haven't posted anyhting for a while, so here is some news:

    USPS raised their rates again at the end of January, so most shipping costs will be higher than 2017.

    I added some new tape colors on the Zonar Blade Baits:

    Purple Holo
    Zonar -Purple

    Pink Holo
    Zonar -Pink

    Black Nickel Holo
    Zonar -Black Nickel

    Orange/Copper Holo
    Zonar -Orange

    Light Copper Holo
    Zonar -Light Copper

    These new colors are only available in the larger baits: 1/2 oz., 5/8 oz. and 3/4 oz.

    New Light Copper Tape on Painted Zonar:
    Zonar Lt Copper Tape
  • June 29, 2017
    I bought a new TailSpin mold that makes the baits with molded-in eye sockets to better position the eyes and protect them:
    New TailSpin Picture

    I'm not 100% caught up with orders yet, but order times have dropped to about 10 days to complete an average order. I might actually get to go fishing one of these days...
  • May 5, 2017
    Every time I get semi caught up on orders I get another wave of orders. Please plan on about 3 weeks for me to complete any order...

    I haven't been fishing yet this year, but I did take a day off from jigheads; I went out to help the Idaho Dept of Fish & Game with a smallmouth bass tracking project. We took a jet boat up the Weiser and Payette Rivers to electo-shock bass and then install radio transmitters in them.
    2017 Bass Tracking Photo

    Here is an article about the project:
    Uncovering the secrets of the Snake River's smallmouths
  • April 18, 2017
    I am still buried with orders. Please plan on about 3 weeks for me to complete any order...

    Since my order form doesn't work for everyone, I made a PDF version of the order form for people to use; either edit it with Acrobat and e-mail the PDF file to me or print it out, scan it and e-mail the image file to me. If you have questions or can't make it work, call me.

    I have been too busy to go fishing yet this year, but I did help at a weigh-in last weekend so I did get to touch some bass...
  • February 20, 2017
    Snow is gone and temperatures are warming up, but I am buried with orders. Please plan on at least 3 weeks for me to complete any order...
  • January 21, 2017
    USPS raised their prices about 5%, so I will be charging more for shipping starting today.
  • January 20, 2017
    Still currently buried with orders, orders are taking 14 days+ to complete. Still getting and shoveling snow...
  • January 6, 2017
    I added the 1/0 hook size to the Mustad 91768bln today.
    91768 Hook
  • January 2, 2017
    I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Years! I got a bunch of orders over New Year's weekend and am pretty busy already, so order early and expect orders to take 10 - 14 days for me to complete and get orders in the mail. Temperatures in the single digits and more than a foot of snow aren't helping any...
  • December 8, 2016
    Here is another new skirt pattern:

    Black Candy S426:
    Black Candy S426 Skirt
  • November 8, 2016
    Due to my increased costs for materials, I raised the prices on product today...
  • November 5, 2016
    The five new skirt patterns listed below have been added to the Jig Skirt Pattern Chart on the website.
  • November 4, 2016
    Here is another new skirt pattern:

    Chrome Shad S425:
    Chrome Shad Skirt S425

    I added four new Deals to the Deals webpage today.
  • October 19, 2016
    I added a new jighead to the website: Swinging Gate Jighead:
    Swinging Gate Jighead
    I have been making them for local anglers, but never got around to adding them to the website. Since I have had several requests for this style of jighead, here they are.
  • September 15, 2016
    Here are three new skirt patterns:

    Perch 4 S422:
    Perch 4 Skirt S422

    Subtle Blue Craw S423:
    Subtle Blue Craw Skirt S423

    Subtle Purple Craw S424:
    Subtle Purple Craw Skirt S424

    I will add them to the Skirt Pattern Page when I get a chance.
  • September 5, 2016
    I was caught up on orders, but got one new order in yesterday.

    I added eight new Deals to the Deals webpage today.

    I added another new jig hook to the website, it is a black nickel 90° medium wire round bend hook: Eagle Claw L3052. It is available in sizes 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0 and 6/0.
    Eagle Claw L3052 Hook
    It can be substituted in for the Mustad 32746bln hooks, but is a little heavier and stronger. I have been impressed with the new Eagle Claw hooks and will probably convert over to them over the Mustad hooks when similar hooks are offered in both brands.
  • August 15, 2016
    I am close to being caught up on orders, time to catch up on website stuff and maybe go fishing...

    I added a new jig hook to the website, it is a 28/30° medium wire round bend hook: Eagle Claw L2724. It is only available in sizes 4/0 and 5/0.
    Eagle Claw L2724 Hook

    Here is another new skirt pattern:
    Green Pumpkin Scale S421:
    Green Pumpkin Scale Skirt S421

    All of the new skirt patterns from the News below have been added to the Jig Skirt Pattern Chart.

    I added two new paint colors:
    Black - Red Flake P39
    Black -Red Flake P39
    Green Pumpkin - Red Flake P40
    GP -Red Flake P40
  • June 1, 2016
    I have been very busy with orders and haven't had a chance to post anything for a while.

    Here are a few new skirt patterns:

    Chrome Holo Shad S418:
    Chrome Holo Shad Skirt S418

    Chrome Scale Shad S419:
    Chrome Scale Shad Skirt S419

    Chartreuse Pepper S417:
    Chartreuse Pepper Skirt S417

    Clear Pearl S416:
    Clear Pearl Skirt S416

    Purple S420:
    Purple Skirt S420
  • March 22, 2016
    Still buried with orders; I am quoting 2.5 weeks to complete orders right now.

    I removed the 1/2 oz. SlimLine Finesse Sinkers from the website; the mold that I bought to make the 1/2 oz. size does not pour well at all and the sinkers that I do get out of it are poor quality.

    Added a new color of blade tape for the Rampage Jigs: Bronze
    Bronze Tape
  • March 3, 2016
    I am pretty much buried with orders; at one point I had more than 40 orders working. I have it down to below 30 orders, but please allow time when ordering. If you have an order in, please be patient and I will get it out as soom as I can. Good news is that I found a new source for lead and got 500 lbs this week, so I am set for lead for at least six months...

    Another new skirt pattern:

    Chrome Minnow S415:
    Chrome Minnow Skirt S415
  • February 13, 2016
    I raised the price on the 3d eye option on jigs and jigheads with eyes. The 3d eyes have to be superglued on one at a time as the adhesive they come with is poor. New price is $0.10 per jighead to order with 3d eyes over the regular flat eyes. Something else to consider about the 3d eyes is that they are hard and flat and don't attach to rounded surfaces very well, so rounded jigheads like the MinnowSpins are hard to get the 3d eyes to stay attached.
  • February 12, 2016
    I signed up for an outside USPS shipping service and can do Regional Rate shipping again. Prices are somewhat higher than last year... The tracking info is available, but not as convenient. I am working on getting a system down where I can send out e-mails with the tracking info.

    I caught a cold last weekend and it slowed me down; I am feeling somewhat better and am working on getting caught up. It is supposed to be close to 60 ° here next week, so that will help. Too busy to go fishing unfortunately.
  • January 26, 2016
    Here are a couple new skirt patterns:

    Scuppernong Craw S412:
    Scuppernong Craw Skirt S412

    Blackberry Smoke S413:
    Blackberry Smoke Skirt S413

    I have a couple more skirt patterns comiong that I need to finish and get pictures of. Hopefully I will get a chance to add them to the skirt pattern chart.
  • January 21, 2016
    I have had some FTP and hosting issues over the last few months, so I haven't posted any news for a while. I think everything is fixed now...

    USPS released their new prices on Jan. 21 and did away with online discounts and the Regional Rate boxes, so shipping is going up. The small Flat Rate boxes were $5.25 and now are $6.80; the Regional A box was between $5.84 and $10.00 and will now have to go into the medium Flat Rate box for $13.45. I am working on an outside USPS solution so that I can continue to use the Regional Rate boxes.

    I am getting busy already this year, so order early and please be patient.
  • August 31, 2015
    Here are some new skirt patterns:

    Crappie 3 S406:
    Crappie 3 Skirt S406

    Watermelon Blue S407:
    GP Mardi Gras Skirt S407

    Hells Canyon Craw 3 S408:
    Hells Canyon Craw 3 Skirt S408

    Green Pumpkin Barb S409:
    GP Barb Skirt S409

    Dark Green Pumpkin Barb S410:
    Dark GP Barb Skirt S410

    Watermelon Flash Barb S411:
    Watermelon Flash Barb Skirt S411
  • July 13, 2015
    I missed a couple new skirt patterns; here they are:

    Green Pumpkin Mardi Gras S392:
    GP Mardi Gras Skirt S392

    Sexy Shad 2 S396:
    Sexy Shad 2 Skirt S396

    They are added to the Skirt Pattern Chart.
  • July 12, 2015
    I added 16 new Deals to the Deals Page today.

    Here are some new Jig Patterns:

    Bluegill Candy S403:
    Bluegill Candy Skirt S403

    Chartreuse S400:
    Chartreuse Skirt S400

    Chartreuse Gold Flake S401:
    Chartreuse Gold Flake Skirt S401

    Gold Barb Deluxe S402:
    Gold Barb Deluxe Skirt S402

    Green Pumpkin -Rust S405:
    GP _Rust Skirt S405

    Silver Shiner S404:
    Silver Shiner Skirt S404

    White/Chartreuse -Silver Flake S399:
    White/Chartreuse -Silver Flake Skirt S399

    I added these and the other new jig skirt patterns to the Skirt Patterns Chart. It has over 400 skirt pattrens in it now.
  • July 10, 2015
    Getting close to being caught up on orders, so turn-around time is down under 7 days. The 100+ degree weather that we had for a couple weeks kept me from working in the afternoon and slowed me down. Out of lead again though.
  • April 5, 2015
    I'm still buried with orders, average turn-around time for orders is 3+ weeks. Good news is that I still have some lead.

    I took a day off to fish a club tournament; no pre-fish, first time out this year. It was tough fishing but my partner and I managed a good limit and placed second.
    Brownlee Bass
  • February 19, 2015
    I'm no where near getting caught up with orders yet, but the turn-around time is down under two weeks again. I do need to go out in search of more lead...

    Here are two new Jig Patterns, I'll add them to the skirt pattern chart when I get a chance:
    Satin Shad -Blue S397:
    S397 Satin Shad -Blue Skirt

    Satin Shad -Purple S398:
    S398 Satin Shad -Purplee Skirt
  • February 13, 2015
    Happy Friday the 13th...
    I added a new Deal to the Deals Page today.

    I am still backlogged with orders; expect orders to take about 2.5 weeks to be completed.
  • January 28, 2015
    My busy season is here and I am backlogged with orders. Order early if possible and expect orders to take about two weeks to be completed.
  • December 23, 2014
    MERRY CHRISTMAS and best fishing wishes for 2015 to everyone!
  • December 15, 2014
    I added two new Jig Patterns:
    Black Mamba S393:
    S393 Black Mamba Skirt

    Black-Blue Mamba S394:
    S394 Black-Blue Mamba Skirt

    Out of lead again... going out in search of more tomorrow so that I can finish pouring current jighead orders.
  • November 19, 2014
    I have had a few requests for red hooks, so I added red Sickle hooks to my inventory. I stock sizes #1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0.
    Red Sickle Hook
    Cost will be an additional 4¢ when substituting for black nickel Sickle hooks and 8¢ when substituting for bronze Sickle hooks. I will try to get the option added to webpages of jigheads with Sickle hooks when I get a chance; for now you have to ask for the red hooks.
  • October 11, 2014
    I added a new jighead to the website today: Ultimate Swim Jighead.

    Ultimate Swim Jighead

    These jigheads are very versatile and can be used to swim plastics through cover or to drag them through rocks on the bottom. They came in three sizes: 1/8 oz., 1/4 oz. and 3/8 oz. and have a Mustad XWG Ultra Point hook.
  • October 4, 2014
    I added a bunch of new tape colors to the Tape Color Chart for the blades on Rampage Jigs. There are 30 colors of tape now.
    Copper Sequin Tape
  • October 2, 2014
    I added 18 new Deals to the Deals Page today.
  • October 1, 2014
    I finally got around to adding the 16 newest jig skirt patterns to the website today; I also added 3 new paint colors: Flourescent Orange, Raspberry and Sapphire. Also added the Wobble Jigheads:
    Wobble Jighead
  • August 30, 2014
    I added a couple new Deals to the Deals Webpage.

    Still busy with a bunch of new orders this week, plus my freezer died, so no elk hunting for me...

    If I get caught up this week I am going to try and add the new jig skirt patterns to the website and do some other upgrades. Then again I might go fishing for a day...
  • July 9, 2014
    Mailed out or delivered 8 orders Monday / Tuesday, got 6+ new orders including another big one; not getting caught up anytime soon. Plus temperatures are hitting close to or above 100 degrees for the last several days and next few days.

    I added the 2/0 size Mustad 32796BLN flipping hooks to the website due to a couple customer requests.
  • July 4, 2014
    It is now July and I am still busy with orders... I was getting closer to being caught up, but got in two orders for between 500 and 600 weedless jigheads.

    I did make it out to fish another club bass tournament on Hells Canyon Reservoir. My partner and I won on a tough day of post-spawn fishing, again with no pre-fish. Even with the tough fishing it was nice to get out for a day of fishing.

    Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

    I wacky fish senkos occasionally and got tired of ordering in o-rings as they are not easily available locally. I went online to buy some and decided to order in extras and put them on the website: Wacky O-rings
    Wacky O-rings
    The size I have fits most standard 4" and 5" stick baits.
  • May 24, 2014
    For those of you that have been patiently waiting for your order, I apologize for being slow. I can usually get about 800 painted jigheads out per week, unfortunately I had orders for almost 3000 jigheads at one point in time including orders for 1250, 800 and 650 jigheads. I got the last of the big orders out last week and mailed out or delivered 12 more orders this week. I still have 10 - 12 orders that I am working on including another 1100+ jighead order...

    I did slip out last Saturday to fish a club bass tournament on Owyhee Reservoir, my partner and I managed 3rd place even with no pre-fishing:

    Owyhee Bass

  • April 22, 2014
    Still buried with orders...

    Any school fishing clubs or teams that place an order will receive 10% off; must be an official school club / team.
  • April 5, 2014
    I am working on adding my g-mail address to the e-mail links at the bottom of the menu on webpages, so that both e-mails are available. There are lots of pages and links, so it will take a while to do them all. If you are e-mailing me, elken.idaho@gmail.com will probably work better than sday@speedyquick.net. My PayPal e-mail will continue to be sday@speedyquick.net

    I added a Bass Deflation Kit to the website today. Bass that have been caught deep and held in livewells will suffer from gas/swim bladder over-inflation, making them float both in the livewell and in the water after being released. This greatly reduces their survival rate. Using a hyperdermic needle to release the excess pressure will allow the bass to keep their balance and stay down in the water both in the livewell and the lake. Kit includes a needle, needle cleaning tool and instructions.

    Looking at a couple new colors of powder paint, will post pictures after I receive the paint and get some samples painted.
  • March 28, 2014
    E-mail issues continue... problem is that speedyquick.net has allowed people to send spam out and now e-mails from the domain are being automatically blocked by spam filter programs. Speedyquick doesn't sound like they are planning on doing anything about it. I'll probably go looking for a new ISP when I get caught up. In the meantime, if you send an e-mail to my speedyquick.net account and don't hear back from me in a day or two, call me and I will re-send using my g-mail account.

    Two new Jig Patterns:
    Tabasco Craw S388:
    S388 Tabasco Craw Skirt

    Junebug Barb S386:
    S386 Junebug Skirt

    Two new paint colors:
    Raspberry P36
    Raspberry Paint

    Sapphire P37
    Sapphire Paint

    New Wobble Jigheads, available in 1/16 oz, 1/8 oz, 1/4 oz, and 3/8 oz.:
    Wobblehead Jigheads

    I'll try to get the new stuff on webpages as soon as I get caught up; like May or June...
  • February 21, 2014
    Guess what? My outgoing e-mail is down... again. The support guy couldn't figure out the issue, so it is going up the the second level of support and I don't know when it is going to be fixed. I can receive e-mails, but outgoing e-mails aren't going anywhere. If you send me an e-mail, you may get a reply from my g-mail account instead of speedyquick.net.
  • February 21, 2014
    I'm still busy and getting busier by the day...

    I added a new Deal to the Deals page:

    12 packs of 5" Salt Stix in dark smoke pepper for $2.00 per bag
    Salt Stix
  • February 8, 2014
    I received a couple big orders in the last couple days, so expect orders to take around two weeks to get done and out the door... I have three orders done and hope to complete two more today. They will go out tomorrow.
  • February 2, 2014
    I add 2/0 size to my Mustad 32798bln hook stock; now available in sizes: 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 and 5/0.

    Mustad 32798bln Hook

    Working on staying warm and catching up on orders...
  • January 25, 2014
    I mailed out 9 orders last week and started to get caught up, but I got 4 or 5 new orders and I'm dealing with sniffles & sneezes....

    I'm trying to stay in the house where it's warm, so New jig patterns:

    Green Pumpkin / Orange S378:
    S378 GP Orange Skirt

    Dark Brown S379:
    S379 Dark Brown Skirt

    Bark S380:
    S380 Bark Skirt

    Roadkill Cantalope S381: (bought it to try on Bluegill skirts)
    S381 Roadkill Cantalope Skirt

    Smokin' Chartreuse S382:
    S382 Smokin' Chart Skirt

    Pumpkinseed -Red/Gold S383:
    S382 PS-Red/Gold Skirt
  • January 18, 2014
    I am getting pretty busy, so expect orders to take around two weeks to get done and out the door...

    I added a new skirt collar color: clear
    Clear Skirt Collar
  • January 1, 2014
    Happy 2014!

    -I bought a couple different colors of 3D eyes just to check them out; I only have them in the two medium sizes: 5/32" and 3/16" and I have them in limited numbers.

    Gold-silver angled pupil 3D Eyes: E15
    3D Eyes

    Gold-chartreuse-red angled pupil 3D Eyes: E16
    3D Eyes

    -I split out the different colors charts so that it is easier to find different items.

    -I have been making small numbers of these for local anglers for a while and I finally decided to add them to the website:
    Add-on Blades -can be added to plastic baits:
    Add-on Trailers

    Trailer Blades -can be added to the hooks of jigs in place of plastic trailers:
    Blade Trailers
  • December 20, 2013
    Another new jig: Day's Dawn S375:

    Day's Dawn Skirt
  • December 7, 2013
    Trying to stay warm...

    Added the Eagle Claw EL111BP hook to all wide gap Fluke, Toad/frog, Stickbait and Swimbait Hook pages:
    EL111BP Hook
  • November 9, 2013

    The black/red medium weedguards are in stock
    Black/Red Weedguard

    I added a new size of SlimLine Finesse sinker: 1/2 oz.
    SlimLine Finesse Sinkers
  • October 21, 2013
    I added a new eye color today: Holographic Blue
    Holo Blue Eye
    I only have the two medium sizes in stock, so no small blue eyes on small jigheads.

    I also added medium Black/Red weedguards to the website, but they won't be in stock for a few weeks.
    Black/Red Weedguard
  • October 12, 2013
    A few more new skirt patterns; all six new patterns have been added to the Skirt Pattern.

    Brown-Blue Barb S371
    Brown-Blue Barb Skirt S371

    Green-Orange Craw S372
    Green-Orange Craw Skirt S372
    Watermelon Candy 2 S373
    Watermelon Candy 2 Skirt S373

    Cascade Craw S374
    Cascade Craw Skirt S374
  • October 5, 2013
    I got the brown wire in finally; it is a little more brown than the dark copper wire:
    Brown Skirt Wire

    Here are a couple new skirt patterns; I will add it to the Skirt Pattern file as soon as I get a chance...

    Huckleberry S369
    Huckleberry Skirt S369

    Scuppernong S370
    Scuppernong Skirt S370
  • September 20, 2013
    I added a Wire Color Chart showing the colors of wire I can use to wire skirts on jigs. I am still working on getting a good brown wire, so it isn't pictured in the chart.

    I'm out of lead yet again; I'll go out looking for more lead on Monday...
  • September 11, 2013
    E-mail issues were "magically" resolved last week with no problems found by my ISP.

    I changed the hub style on the Flipping Skirts; I never was very happy with the old style plastic hubs, so I went searching and found some shorter hubs made of metal (brass I think). They are available in black or nickel finish.

    New Flipping Skirt

    I added a few new colors of wire for attaching skirts to my jigheads; I now have: dark green, black, silver, dark copper (supposed to be brown...), red and purple. When ordering jigs, if you want a specific color of wire, ask for it; otherwise I will use the color that best matches the jig color.
  • August 29, 2013
    I'm having e-mail issues, AGAIN... E-mails that I send out appear to go out fine, but are getting bounced back to me a day or two later. I have my ISP working on the issue, but if you can get ahold of me by e-mail, you might try my phone. Sorry...
  • August 10, 2013
    I added a new holographic tape color to the Rampage Jigs: Black Nickel
    Black Nickel Holo Tape

    I also added more hook options to the Zonar Blade Baits: black nickel treble, red treble and the bronze split treble hooks for using with no split rings.
  • July 25, 2013
    I added a couple new Deals to the Deals Webpage.
  • July 15, 2013
    I added four new Deals on Poisontail Pro Jigheads to the Deals Webpage.
  • July 14, 2013
    NEW PRICES in effect on the website starting today. The cost of most of my materials have increased at least once in the last year and several times in a couple cases, so I had to increase my prices. A few prices stayed the same and a couple actually went down. I have working on this for several months between orders, so it was usually early in the morning or late at night; hopefully I didn't add too many typos...

    All of the new skirts patterns introduced in the News below have been added to the Jig Skirt Pattern file. I also added the Roadkill paint to the Paint Color Chart.

    I updated the Rampage Jig webpage with the new rounded style blades; the old pentagon shaped blades are gone.

    I revised the Slow Elk Pro Jig and Slow Elk Pro Jighead webpages to reflect the new design with the wire trailer keepers.

    There was some confusion on the stiffness of the Regular Weedguards, so I changed all references from Regular Weedguards to Light Weedguards.

    I added three larger sizes to the Bullet Jigheads: 5/8 oz., 3/4 oz. and 7/8 oz. The design is slightly different than the regular sized Bullet Jigheads:
    Bullet Jighead

    I also added the 3-D eye option to the website; they can be seen on the Weedguard and Eye Color Chart. The 3-D eyes will cost $0.05 more per jighead. All of the webpages with jigs or jigheads with eyes should have the option added. I will manually add the cost to the jighead price if requested.
    Gold 3-D Eyes
  • July 10, 2013
    Orders have dropped off some, down to six orders and five of them will be gone after today. I actually got to go fishing last Saturday!

    I added a couple new Deals to the Deals Webpage.

    I also put together a new paint: Roadkill. The golden tone in the paint doesn't show very well in the picture, but it looks good with all of the Roadkill skirt colors. I will add the new paint color to the files on the website this weekend.
    Slow Elk Pro Jighead

    The above jighead also shows the revised Slow Elk Pro Jighead with the trailer keeper wire. I have had several people ask for this modification, but I have been too busy to do it until recently. I will revise the Slow Elk Pro webpage this weekend.
  • June 15, 2013
    Still busy, but have the number of orders back into the single digits again...

    I am finally out of the pentagon shaped Rampage blades; Rampage Jigs and Jigheads sold from now on will have the rounded blades:
    Rampage Jighead
    I will update the Rampage webpage when I get a chance. I have fished with the new blades and I don't see a lot of difference between the rounded blades and the old blades.

    I am going to add 3-D holographic eyes as an option when I get a chance. I have them in stock in the same colors as the flat eyes: silver, gold, chartreuse, red and pink. The 3-D option will probably add about 5¢ per jig/jighead. When (if) I get caught up I will add the option and some pictures to the website.
  • June 1, 2013
    Okay, e-mail is back up as of 10:00 p.m. If you sent me an e-mail last night or earlier today, you need to re-send it as anything that arrived while my e-mail was down is gone... sorry.
  • June 1, 2013
    No fishing trip to Dworshak Reservoir for me this weekend; my fishing partner has to work and I have tons of jig orders. Oh well, maybe next year.

    My e-mail service is down for the moment and the tech I talked to said that: a) I didn't have any e-mails waiting at the server, so I won't be able to read any missing messages when it comes back up and b) he couldn't figure out what it wrong. They are sending the issue up the food chain, so hopefully someone will figure it out. If you sent me an e-mail Friday evening or Saturday (or possibly Sunday or Monday morning...), you might wait until Monday evening and send it again. I'm hoping the problem will be fixed by then. Back to work on jig orders...
  • May 27, 2013
    I worked hard on jig orders all weekend and got 6 orders done, but got 3 new orders in; still, I guess that's progress...

    Here is another new skirt pattern; again I will add it to the Skirt Pattern file if and when I get a chance...

    Natural Chartreuse Barb S367
    Natural Charteuse Barb Skirt S367
  • May 24, 2013
    Still pretty busy.... was out of lead for about 10 days, but I finally found some and bought 153 pounds of it. I would have bought more, but that was all they had other than wheel weights...
    Here is another new skirt pattern; again I will add it to the Skirt Pattern file if and when I get a chance...

    Whiskey - Green S366
    Whiskey-green Skirt -S366

    Happy Memorial Day to everyone!
  • May 5, 2013
    Still extremely busy.... Here are some new skirt patterns; again I will add them to the Skirt Pattern file if and when I get a chance...

    Copper/Green Shad S363
    Copper/Green Shad S363

    Copper/Green Shad Barb S364
    Copper/Green Shad Barb S364

    Firetiger Shad S365
    Firetiger Shad S365
  • April 28, 2013
    Still busy.... Here are some new skirt patterns; again I will add them to the Skirt Pattern file when I get a chance...

    Sunfish S357
    Sunfish S357

    Watermelon -Green Flake S359
    WM-Green Flake S359

    Dark Melon Green S360
    Dark Melon Green S360

    Grape S361
    Grape S361

    JuneBug 2 S362
    JuneBug 2 S362
  • April 6, 2013
    I added 23 new skirt patterns to the Skirt Pattern Chart; that takes it to around 356 patterns.
    I also added the 2 new jighead paint colors to the Paint Colors Chart.
    I also added a webpage for the Weedless Tube Jigheads.
    Enough website work, back out to work on jigheads...
  • April 5, 2013
    Here are some new skirt patterns; again I will add them to the Skirt Pattern file when I get a chance...

    White/Chartreuse Flash S354
    White/Chartreuse Flash S354

    Watermelon/Chartreuse Deluxe S355
    Watermelon/Chartreuse Deluxe S355

    Chartreuse Barb S356
    Chartreuse Barb S356
  • April 3, 2013
    Things have slowed down a bit, but I am still pretty busy; I'm just not franticly working until 11:00 p.m. on jig orders every night.

    After many requests, I finally modified my Tube Jighead mold to pour Weedless Tube Jigheads:
    Weedless Tube Jighead
    I'll try to get a webpage made and on the website this weekend.

    Some new paint colors coming as soon as I get a chance to add them to the website:

    Pearl Pink
    Pearl Pink Paint

    Blue Smoke
    Blue Smoke Paint
  • February 22, 2013
    Still buried; every time I mail out a couple orders, I get a couple new ones. Job security...
    As promised, the Jika Rig is here! Available in hook sizes 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 and 5/0 and weights of 1/16 oz., 1/8 oz., 3/16 oz., 1/4 oz., 3/8 oz., 1/2 oz. and 5/8 oz.

    Plain Jika Rig
    Jika Rig

    Painted Jika Rig
    Jika Rig
  • February 20, 2013
    I am still buried with orders, but there is more new stuff on the way, as soon as I get caught up...
    I have had several people ask me about making Jika Rigs:

    Hooks: 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 and 5/0 VMC Black Nickel Wide Gap Hooks (see picture of VMC hook below!)
    Weights: 1/16 oz., 1/8 oz., 3/16 oz., 1/4 oz., 3/8 oz., 1/2 oz., and 5/8 oz.

    Unpainted Jika Rig: $1.25 each
    Unpainted Jika Rig


    Painted Jika Rig: $1.39 each
    Painted Jika Rig

    Here is what the VMC wide gap hook will look like:
    VMC Wide Gap Hook
  • February 17, 2013
    If you want to order from me in the near future, be forewarned: I am officially buried with orders right now. I have over 1600 jigheads, around 100 skirted jigs, 200 jig skirts and some other stuff if the works, plus another 3 or 4 orders potentially coming in. It will probably take me 3 - 4+ weeks to dig myself out. Oh well, I guess I don't need to do any early spring fishing anyway...

    Here are some new jig skirt patterns:

    Falcon Craw S348
    Falcon Craw Skirt S348

    Blue Craw S350
    Blue Craw Skirt S350

    Green Craw S351
    Green Craw Skirt S351
  • February 14, 2013
    I got the MinnowHead Jighead webpage up on the website.
    I also added some jigs, Duo-lock snaps and octopus/dropshot hooks to the Deals Page.
  • February 7, 2013
    I just sold most of the Deals on the website; thanks Tom! I will try to put together more Deals and get them on the website this weekend or the first part of next week.
  • February 7, 2013
    Here are some new additions; I will add them to the various products/pages on the website as I get a chance.

    Pink Eye for Jigheads
    Pink Holographic Eyes

    Black/Purple Weedguard
    Black/Purple Medium Stiffness Weedguards

    I bought a new mold and have more sizes of the newer style Zonar Blade Bait coming; right now I can do 1/4 oz. and 1/2 oz., coming are 1/4 oz., 3/8 oz., 1/2 oz., 5/8 oz. and 3/4 oz. with recessed eye sockets. I will keep the old design baits available. I will update the webpage and add pictures soon.
    Zonar Bait

    I also bought a Minnow Head mold; it will make 1/48 oz., 1/32 oz., 1/16 oz., 1/8 oz., 3/16 oz., 1/4 oz. and 3/8 oz. jigheads with a recessed eye socket. These jigheads will work well for panfish jigs and float-n-fly jigs. I am waiting on the smaller eyes for the smaller jigheads, when I get them I will post pictures and add a webpage for them.
    Minnow Head Jighead
  • January 29, 2013
    Here are some new jig skirt patterns:

    Dark Pumpkin -Green S344
    Dark Pumpkin -Green Jig

    Pumpkinseed-Green Chrome S345
    Pumpkinseed -Green Chrome Jig

    Pumpkin Green Craw S346
    Pumpkin Green Craw Jig
  • January 26, 2013
    I added new Deals to the Deals page today; don't forget to check it out often. I also cleared out all of the sold Deals to make it easier to view the current Deals.
  • January 19, 2013
    I have some new product ideas coming for 2013:

    Two-tone Paint on Jigheads:
    2-tone Jigheads
    Kokanee, Rainbow Trout and perch so far; I can do any of my paint colors in two-tone, but I am looking at baitfish colors for swimjigs right at the moment. Working on crappie and shad paint jobs, possibly followed by a bluegill. Probably cost is and additional 15¢ per jig / jighead over single paint cost.

    Here is the reason for the two-tone paint: Swimjigs

    Kokanee Swimjig
    Kokanee Swimjig

    Trout Swimjig
    Rainbow Trout Swimjig

    Perch Swimjig
    Perch Swimjig

    Pricing and availability coming soon! I'm still working on getting the jig trailer availability worked out.
  • January 19, 2013
    I added new Deals to the Deals page today; don't forget to check it out often.
  • January 19, 2013
    Here are some new jig skirt patterns:

    Black-Blue Chrome S339
    Black-Blue Chrome Jig

    Blue Cobalt S340
    Blue Cobalt Jig

    Kokanee S341
    Kokanee Jig

    White Crystal S342
    White Crystal Jig

    Pale Blue Pepper S343
    Pale Blue Pepper Jig
  • December 9, 2012 I added a new sinker to the website: Pinch-on Sinkers.
    Pinch-on Sinker
    I don't make these, but I bought a fair number a few years ago for adding weight to swimbait hooks before I figured out how to mold lead directly on the hooks. Instead on letting them sit on a shelf, I am going to sell them. I only have 12 bags of each size...
  • December 9, 2012
    I added more Deals to the Deals page yesterday and today; remember to check it regularly as I am adding new Deals fairly often.
  • December 8, 2012
    I added a new jighead to the website today:

    GraveDigger Jighead

    GraveDigger Jigheads
  • November 29, 2012
    US Postal Service is raising prices again on January 27, 2013; new prices include:
    • Small Flat Rate box: $5.80 (increase of $0.55)
    • Medium Flat Rate box: $12.35 (increase of $1.00)
  • November 24, 2012

    Here is a new jig skirt pattern:

    Watermelon -Red Craw S338
    WM-Red Craw Skirt -S338
  • November 9, 2012
    I added a Deals Page to the website for items that I want to move out at a discount. There are over 50 Deals right now and I will be adding more in the future. Special Deal: buy three or more Deals and get 10% off your Deals order! Discount does not apply to any regular priced items.
  • September 28, 2012
    I am now using the USPS Click-N-Ship online postage which means the Flat Rate boxes all come with delivery confirmation FREE. This means that your orders can be tracked. Small orders in bubble envelopes are not included as I can't buy online postage for them.

    Here are some more new jig skirt patterns:

    Dark Green Pumpkin -Green S333
    Dark GP -Green S333

    Green Pumpkin -Green Flake S334
    Green Pumpkin -Green Flake S334

    Kiwi S335
    Kiwi S335

    Mint Green S336
    Mint Green S336

    Kudzu S337
    Kudzu S337
  • September 27, 2012
    I participated in a Scales of Justice tournament last weekend on C.J. Strike Reservoir; the kid that I drew landed this 5.00 lbs. smallmouth. It was under 20" long; a major fat pig of a bass... Big Fish for the tournament and it helped us finish in first place.

    SoJ Bass
  • September 8, 2012
    Tired of working on jigheads, updated jig pattern file for website; added the 8 new jig skirt patterns.
  • September 8, 2012
    Still buried with jig orders, probably 4 - 5 weeks to get caught up; so no elk hunting...

    Here are a couple new jig skirt patterns:

    Camo Craw S327
    Camo Craw S327

    Purple JuneBug S328
    Purple JuneBug S328

    Watermelon Reds S329
    Watermelon Reds S329

    Green Pumpkin Copper/Purple S330
    GP Copper/purple S330

    I will add the 8 new jig patterns to the online file when I get a chance; might be a while...
  • August 27, 2012
    Here are a couple new jig skirt patterns:

    Hells Canyon Craw 2 -S332
    Hells Canyon Craw 2 Skirt

    Bluegill 4 -S331 (I'm still searching for the "perfect" bluegill pattern...)
    Bluegill 4 Skirt

    And a new paint color: Gold -P32
    Gold Paint
  • August 18, 2012
    I love early morning smallmouths...
    HSN Smallmouth
  • August 11, 2012
    I added some more new stuff to the website today:
    A new jig skirt (customer request):
    CandyBug S326:
    CandyBug Skirt

    Four new paint colors:
    Blue P28:
    Blue Paint

    CandyBug P29:
    CandyBug Paint

    Light Gold P30:
    Light Gold Paint

    Silver P31:
    Silver Paint

    I also added two more sizes of Mini Wacky Jigheads: 1/64 oz and 1/32 oz. I had the jig molds to do them and decided I might as well list them on the website...

    I also added a 1/32 oz. Weighted Fluke Hook:
    Weighted Fluke Hook
  • August 1, 2012
    I added a new size hook to the Eagle Claw 574 Jig Hooks: size 2/0; they are now available in sizes 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0.
    Eagle Claw 574 Hooks
  • July 30, 2012

    Deals!

    I have some jigheads that were ordered and never paid for; I would like to clear them out!

    Deal #1
    Deal #1
    15 pack of 1/8 oz. Ballhead Jigheads -3/0 BN Sickle Hooks -painted Pearl White
    23 pack of 3/32 oz. Double-barb Ballhead Jigheads -3/0 BZ Sickle Hooks -plain
    Price: $8.00 + $2.50 shipping SOLD!

    Deal #2
    Deal #2
    18 pack of 1/8 oz. 60° Tube Jigheads -3/0 BLN Mustad Hooks -plain
    18 pack of 1/8 oz. 60° Tube Jigheads -4/0 BLN Mustad Hooks -plain
    Price: $7.50 + $2.50 shipping SOLD!

    Deal #3
    Deal #3
    15 pack of 1/8 oz. SS FootballJigheads -3/0 BLN Mustad Hooks -painted Black
    15 pack of 1/4 oz. LS FootballJigheads -3/0 BLN Mustad Hooks -painted Black
    Price: $10.00 + $2.50 shipping SOLD!

    Deal #4
    Deal #4
    20 pack of 1/16 oz. Mini Wacky Jigheads -#1 Owner RB Hooks -painted Red
    Price: $14.00 + $2.00 shipping SOLD!

    Deal #5
    Deal #5
    20 pack of 1/8 oz. Weedless Erie Jigheads -#1 Owner RB Hooks -painted Watermelon
    Price: $16.00 + $2.00 shipping

    Deal #6
    Deal #6
    20 pack of 1/16 oz. Ballhead Jigheads -#1 Owner RB Hooks -plain
    Price: $12.00 + $2.00 shipping

    Deal #7
    Deal #7
    10 pack of 1/2 oz. Weedless Flat-eye Arkie Jigheads -4/0 Mustad BLN Flipping Hooks -painted Brown -heavy weedguard
    Price: $8.00 + $2.50 shipping

    I will combine shipping on orders of multiple deals.
  • July 25, 2012
    Another new jig skirt pattern; I will add it to the jig skirt pattern chart when I get a chance:
    Brown Blue 2 -S325
    Brown Blue 2 Jig

    I also revised the S21 Brown-Blue Flake skirt because to the original brown-blue flake skirt material is no longer available:
    New Brown-Blue Flake -S21
    Brown-Blue Flake Jig
  • July 22, 2012
    I added a new size hook to the Sickle Dropshot Hooks and Steelhead Hooks: size #6.
    Sickle Dropshot Hooks
    These smaller hooks will work for small dropshot baits.
  • June 27, 2012
    I added the 7 new jig skirt patterns below to the Skirt Pattern Chart for a total of 322 patterns.
  • June 27, 2012
    Some more new jig skirt patterns; I will add them to the jig skirt pattern chart when I get a chance:
    Guacamole -Red Pepper -S320
    Guacamole Red Pepper Jig

    Smoke -S321
    Smoke Jig

    Smoke Barb -S322
    Smoke Barb Jig

    Smoke Flash -S323
    Smoke Flash Jig

    Blue Barb -S324
    Blue Barb Jig
  • June 23, 2012
    Two new jig skirt patterns:
    Barely Blue -S318
    Barely Blue Jig

    Green-Blue Salsa -S319
    Green-Blue Salsa  Jig
    More new skirt material coming... so there will be more new jig skirt patterns soon.
  • June 23, 2012
    I add the eight new jig skirt patterns below to the Jig Skirt Pattern Chart. I am back up to 315 skirt patterns.
    I also added an article about Jig Skirt Styles to the articles page. This article covers layered skirts, mixed skirts and spider cut skirts.
  • June 23, 2012
    No more Tarantula Living Rubber Skirts!
    Due to low sales I am doing away with the Tarantula Jig Skirts. There probably won't be any replacement living rubber jig skirts, but I am looking at the Bio-Silk skirting material as a possible replacement... With 25 Tarantula Skirts removed, the Jig Skirt Chart is down to only 307 skirt patterns (not counting the 8 new skirts that I haven't got added to the chart yet); I guess I better get busy creating some new ones. Here are a couple: I was fishing Oxbow Reservoir on the border between Idaho and Oregon. I caught a nice smallmouth and it spit out a big crawdad claw; the claw was very dark greenish-brown with a bright orange underside. I think I need to go back to Oxbow and do some "product testing" soon...

    Oxbow Craw -S317
    Oxbow Craw Jig

    I wanted a more subtle perch pattern, so I came up with this:
    Perch Light -S312
    Perch Light Jig
  • May 29, 2012
    I added weedguard codes to all of the weedless jigs and jigheads.
  • May 10, 2012
    I did some clean-up on the website and fixed a couple typos.
  • May 10, 2012
    Well, I've been busy with orders again, so there have been no updates for a while. Here are a few new jig skirt patterns; I will add them to the jig pattern chart when I get a chance.

    Black Beauty -S311
    Black Beauty Jig

    Black Chrome -S310
    Black Chrome Jig

    Crappie2 -S314
    Crappie2 Jig

    Perch-3 -S315
    Perch-3 Jig

    Purple Peril -S313
    Purple Peril Jig

    Rusty Craw3 -S302
    Rusty Craw3 Jig

    I am also adding a new paint color: Yellow Chartreuse:
    Yellow Chartreuse Paint
  • April 7, 2012
    I gave up trying to fix the bug that caused problems with the text inbetween the two blocks of pictures in the new Jig Skirt Chart; I did a work around and put the new chart up on the website. new Jig Skirt Chart; no clicking, just point your mouse at the thumbnail pictures and see the bigger pictures.
  • April 7, 2012
    I updated the Bragging Board page to display the pictures by hovering the mouse cursor over the text link.
  • April 7, 2012
    I added a painted version of the Deluxe Swimbait Hooks in Painted Deluxe Swimbait Hooks page

    Painted Deluxe Swimbait Hook

    Not only can you use these hooks for swimbaits, but they also work for fishing plastic baits on the bottom:
    Critter Jig
  • April 5, 2012
    I am working on a new Jig Pattern Chart that allows the user to just hover the mouse over a jig skirt thumbnail picture to see a bigger picture; no more clicking! Unfortunately I still have a couple bugs in the code to hunt down...
  • April 5, 2012
    Here are nine new jig skirt patterns (and one re-named pattern) to check out:

    Blue-on-Blue -S239 (this skirt is layered, it will look better mixed)
    Blue-on-Blue Skirt

    Chartreuse Firetip -S307
    Chartreuse Firetip Skirt

    Green Pumpkin -Green Barb -S300 (was Pumpkin Green S109)
    GP -Green Barb Skirt

    Pumpkin -Green -S109 (new color for this name)
    Pumpkin Green Skirt

    Purple Glimmer -S308
    Purple Glimmer Skirt

    Watermelon Pepper -S304
    Watermelon Pepper Skirt

    Watermelon -Translucent -S303
    Watermelon -Translucent Skirt

    Whiskey -Blue -S309
    Whiskey -Blue Skirt

    Whiskey Firetip -S301
    Whiskey Firetip Skirt

    Whiskey -Green/Gold -S305
    Whiskey -Green/Gold Skirt

    Yellow Metallic -S306
    Yellow Metallic Skirt
  • March 22, 2012
    The 45° Mustad 38108BLN hooks are being discontinued by Mustad. I have a fair supply of them, but I have been looking for a replacement hook and I think I found one:

    Eagle Claw El111BP Hook
    Eagle Claw EL111BP Black Platinum XWG hook

    They aren't flat-eye design, but they are fairly heavy wire and extra wide gap design. I will be putting these in the 60° Tube Jigheads, 60° Weedless Football Jigheads and 60° Football Jigheads.
  • March 21, 2012
    I added the thirteen new skirt patterns below to the Skirt Pattern Chart. That brings the number of patterns in the chart to around 323 with lots more customs patterns possible.
  • March 20, 2012
    I added webpages for the Pro series hooks with the center-pin keeper spring:

    Center-pin Keeper Spring

    The center-pin makes it much easier to install the spring straight in a plastic bait.
    The new pages are on the Hooks Page and the Swimbait Page.
  • March 20, 2012
    I was caught up on jig orders for almost an hour this morning... Anyway, here are ten new jig skirt patterns to check out:

    Old Money -S283
    Old Money Skirt

    PBJ2 -S291
    PBJ2 Skirt

    Salmon Craw -S292
    Salmon Craw Skirt

    Sunflower -S293
    Sunflower Skirt

    Purple Haze -S294
    Purple Haze Skirt

    Watermelon -Red Glimmer -S295
    Watermelon -Red Glimmer Skirt

    Green Pumpkin -Red Glimmer -S296
    Green Pumpkin -Red Glimmer Skirt

    Burnt Orange Pepper -S297
    Burnt Orange Pepper Skirt

    Rusty -Green Pepper Craw -S298
    Rusty Green Pumpkin Craw Skirt

    RBG Craw -S299
    RBG Craw Skirt

    I will get them and the three patterns below added to the Jig Skirt Chart when I get a chance.
  • March 13, 2012
    Another new item coming to Elken Lures is a "Pro Style" keeper spring. The keeper spring has a center pin that makes getting the spring into plastic baits straight much easier. I plan on adding the new spring as an option on all fluke, toad and swimbait hooks and the standard spring on the Pro Swimbait hooks; as busy as I have been it might be a couple weeks before I can get time to do the changes to the website. In the meantime, if you are interested in ordering some weighted / non-weighted fluke, toad or swimbait hooks with the new style spring just ask.

    Pro Toad Hook
  • March 10, 2012
    I've been very busy with websites and jig orders recently. I did get a new product page added to the website today:
    Pro Swimbait Jigheads.

    Pro Swimbait Jighead

    I also have several new skirt patterns to add to the website when I get a chance.
  • January 24, 2012
    I mailed some jig orders today and found out the postal rates have gone up again. Here are the new rates:
    • USPS Small Flat Rate Priority box: $5.35
    • USPS Medium Flat Rate Priority box: $11.35
    • USPS Large Flat Rate Priority box: $15.45
  • January 4, 2012
    I revised the navigation bar to use images as links to pages on the website; the images change colors when you run the mouse over them.
  • January 2, 2012
    I revised the Bragging Board so that the photos open in a smaller pop-up window when you click on the photo links; if you leave the pop-up window open, new photos open in the same window when you click on them.

    I also revised the Jig Skirt Patterns and Marabou Steelhead Jig Patterns pages so that the photos open in a smaller pop-up window when you click on the photo thumbnails; if you leave the pop-up window open, new photos open in the same window when you click on the thumbnails. This will make it easier to surf through all of the jig skirt patterns without opening a bunch of windows.
  • December 31, 2011

    Best Wishes for 2012!

    Here are three new jig patterns:

    Wild Bluegill -S288
    Wild Bluegill Skirt

    Pumpkin Craw -S289 (similar to S281, but lighter belly)
    Pumpkin Craw Skirt

    Golden Craw -S290
    Golden Craw Skirt
  • December 20, 2011
    I updated the home page and cleaned it up.
    Merry Christmas to all!
  • December 17, 2011
    I added Eye Color codes to all of the jigs and jigheads that normally have eyes on them.
  • December 10, 2011
    I was too busy with jig orders to get out bowhunting for elk in September, but I did manage a December muzzleloader hunt in the snow:
    Snowy Elk Hunt Picture
    No elk found, but it was interesting...
  • November 15, 2011
    Probably my last fishing trip for the year unless I make it out ice fishing:
    C. Ben Ross Largemouth -Caught on a hollowbelly swimbait and Elken Swimbait hook:
    Oxbow Bass

    C. Ben Ross Rainbow -I caught six of these on bass tackle:
    Oxbow Bass
  • August 29, 2011
    I finally got to go fishing again; here is a picture of a smallmouth bass from Oxbow Reservoir: Oxbow Bass
    There are a few more pictures on the Bragging Board page.
  • July 26, 2011
    The seven newest jig skirt patterns below have been added to the Jig Skirt Chart. I also added a link to Jig Skirts in the menu on the left side of each page.
  • July 22, 2011
    Here are a few more new jig skirt patterns, not in the Jig Skirt Chart yet:

    Olive Pumpkin -S281
    Olive Pumpkin Skirt

    Black -Green Chrome -S282
    Black -Green Chrome Skirt

    Natural Green Pumpkin -Orange -S284
    Natural Green Pumpkin -Orange Skirt

    Natural Green Pumpkin -S285
    Natural Green Pumpkin Skirt

    Brown Smoke -Orange -S286
    Brown Smoke -Orange Skirt

    Black -Purple -S287
    Black -Purple Skirt
  • July 16, 2011
    Here is another new jig skirt pattern:

    Bluegill3 -S280
    Bluegill3 Skirt
  • July 8, 2011
    I added all 26 new jig skirt patterns to the Jig Patterns Chart; here are pictures of the 20 newest jig skirt patterns:

    Banana -S260
    Banana Skirt

    Blue-Silver Flake -S261
    Blue -Silver Flake Skirt

    Bright Green -S262
    Bright Green Skirt

    Brown Smoke -S263
    Brown Smoke Skirt

    Cantaloupe -S264
    Cantaloupe Skirt

    Chartreuse -Blue Scale -S265
    Chartreuse -Blue Scale Skirt

    Clear Gold -S266
    Clear Gold Skirt

    Crystal Shad -S267
    Crystal Shad Skirt

    Dark Pumpkin -Blue Barb -S268
    Dark Pumpkin -Blue Barb Skirt

    Dark Melon -Blue Barb -S269
    Dark Melon -Blue Barb Skirt

    Dark Melon -Purple Barb -S270
    Dark Melon -Purple Barb Skirt

    Green Barb -S271
    Green Barb Skirt

    Orange Barb -S272
    Orange Barb Skirt

    Orange Crush -S273
    Orange Crush Skirt

    Orange -Green/Gold -S274
    Orange -Green/Gold Skirt

    Psycho Sunfish -S275
    Psycho Sunfish Skirt

    Red Barb -S276
    Red Barb Skirt

    Red -Red Flake -S277
    Red -Red Flake Skirt

    Roadkill Barb -S278
    Roadkill Barb Skirt

    Whiskey -Purple Barb -S279
    Whiskey -Purple Barb Skirt
  • June 19, 2011
    Here are six more new jig skirt patterns:

    Silver -S254
    Silver Skirt

    White -Silver Flake -S255
    White -Silver Flake Skirt

    Chrome Holo -S256
    Chrome Holo Skirt

    Crystal Blue -S257
    Crystal Blue Skirt

    Green Glimmer -S258
    Green Glimmer Skirt

    Green Sculpin -S259
    Green Sculpin Skirt
  • June 12, 2011
    Here is another new Elken product: Wacky Sinkers. The sinkers are used to weight one end of a stickbait that is wacky rigged so that one end of the bait is on the bottom, but the hook is still in the middle and the free end of the bait is sticking up off the bottom. They are available in painted or plain versions in sizes: 3/32 oz., 1/8 oz., 3/16 oz., 1/4 oz. and 5/16 oz. Here is a link to the webpage for them: Wacky Sinkers.

    Wacky Sinkers June 12, 2011
    Here are another seven new jig skirt patterns. I finally got a chance to add these plus the six below to the Skirt Patterns Chart.

    Black -Red Glitter -S248
    Black -Red Glitter

    Black -Red Flake -S247
    Black -Red Flake

    Black -Red Tip -S249
    Black -Red Tip

    Clearwater Craw -S251
    Clearwater Craw

    Cumberland Craw -S250
    Cumberland Craw

    Dark Smoke Purple -S252
    Dark Smoke Purple

    Green Pumpkin Orange/Green Barb -S253
    GP Orange/Green Barb

  • March 16, 2011
    I have been pretty busy with orders recently, but I had a few spare minutes today and put together a few new jig patterns. I will add them to the jig pattern chart on the website when I get a chance...

    Bluegill2 -S241
    Bluegill2

    Pumpkinseed -Orange/Green -S242
    PS-Orange/Green

    Sculpin -S243
    Steve's Sculpin

    Bubblegum -S244
    Bubblegum

    Cotton Candy -S245
    Cotton Candy

    Pinky -S246
    Pinky

  • February 23, 2011
    I did some calculations on the sales prices of my Jig Skirts and decided that I was losing money at the prices I started with. I raised the prices to a point where I can actually make a little money...
    Here are the new prices: Jig Skirts
  • February 19, 2011
    I updated the website today; I changed the header text image at the top and removed the Elken Enterprises logo from the home page. I now have my Elken Design website up and running, so I added that link to the Elken Design text in the footer in this website. I also added the new Tarantula and Jig Skirt Patterns shown below to the Jig Skirt Patterns Chart.
  • January 19, 2011
    I added two new colors of medium weedguards:

    Green Pumpkin/Red Weedguard
    Green Pumpkin/Red Weedguard

    Green Pumpkin/Purple Weedguard
    Green Pumpkin/Purple Weedguard
  • January 11, 2011
    1/11/11 Update
    I updated the weedguard info to include a description of weedguard stiffness plus added two new colors: green pumpkin/purple and green pumpkin/red. Pictures should be up by next week.

    Here are the new Tarantula Skirt patterns:

    Black-Purple
    T12 Skirt

    Dark Brown-Blue
    T14 Skirt

    Dark Green Pumpkin-Green Pumpkin
    T18 Skirt

    Dark Green Pumpkin-Blue
    T17 Skirt

    Peanut Butter-Orange
    T23 Skirt

    Orange
    T08 Skirt

    Blue
    T06 Skirt

    Red
    T09 Skirt

    Red-Orange
    T25 Skirt

    Purple
    T07 Skirt

    Dark Brown-Purple
    T16 Skirt

    Black-Dark Brown
    T11 Skirt

    Black-Blue
    T10 Skirt

    Dark Brown-Orange
    T15 Skirt

    Blue-Purple
    T13 Skirt

    Green Pumpkin-Purple
    T21 Skirt

    Peanut Butter-Purple
    T24 Skirt

    Dark Green Pumpkin-Red
    T20 Skirt

    Dark Green Pumpkin-Purple
    T19 Skirt

    Peanut Butter-Green Pumpkin
    T22 Skirt

    I hope to get them in the skirt pattern chart soon...

    Here are some new jig patterns that also need to be added tothe skirt pattern chart:

    Blue Belly Craw
    S237 Skirt

    Blue-Gray
    S238 Skirt

    Blue Salsa
    S240 Skirt

    Sexy Shad
    S236 Skirt

    New, no name yet
    S239 Skirt
  • November 28, 2010
    I am going to be add some Steelhead Tackle to the website soon; here are a couple items:

    Snelled Steelhead Hooks with Egg Loops:
    Steelhead Snelled Hook

    Slinky Sinker
    Slinky Sinker

    Here is another new jig pattern:

    Bleeding Crappie
    Bleeding Crappie Jig

  • October 1, 2010
    I added the eleven new skirt patterns below to the skirt pattern chart this afternoon. I will be adding some new Tarantula Skirt patterns in the near future.
  • September 28, 2010
    Here are some more new skirt patterns; I will add them all to the Skirt Pattern Chart on the website when I get a chance.

    Another Craw
    Another Craw skirt

    Black & Blue-Red
    Black & Blue-Red skirt

    Blackened Junebug
    Blackened Junebug skirt

    Brown Mustard
    Brown Mustard skirt

    Mellow Yellow
    Mellow Yellow skirt

    Purple Barb
    Purple Barb skirt

    Subtle Red Craw
    Subtle Red Craw skirt

    Taxi
    Taxi skirt

    Yellow Crappie
    Yellow Crappie Skirt

  • August 20, 2010
    Here are two more new skirt patterns; I have a few more new patterns coming and will add them all to the Skirt Pattern Chart when I get a chance.

    Purple Craw
    Purple Craw skirt

    Whiskey Gold
    Whiskey Gold skirt

  • August 12, 2010
    I decided not to be a slacker; I went ahead and added the six new skirt patterns below to the skirt pattern chart this afternoon.
  • August 12, 2010
    Here are four more new skirt patterns; I will try to get these and the two below added to the skirt pattern chart, but it might take a while. I have a championship tournament and elk season coming up quick...

    Golden Brown Craw skirt
    This new skirt pattern is Golden Brown Craw.

    Golden Brown skirt
    This new skirt pattern is Golden Brown.

    Brown Purple Flake Skirt
    This new skirt pattern is Brown -Purple Flake.

    Purple Perfect Craw Skirt
    This new skirt pattern is Purple Perfect Craw.

  • August 10, 2010
    I added a new jighead and jig: the Weedless Bullet Jighead. It has a taped shape and a 28° hook so that the line tie is near the front of the head; it should work well as a swimming jig or when fishing in grass or weeds. The jigheads can be made with either a wide gap hook or a heavy round bend hook.

    Weedless Bullet Jigheads
    Weedless Bullet Jigheads with Round Bend hooks

    Weedless Bullet Jigheads
    Weedless Bullet Jigheads with Wide Gap hooks

    Weedless Bullet Jigheads
    This new skirt pattern is Foxy Shiner; with Round Bend hook.

    Weedless Bullet Jigheads
    This new skirt pattern is Copperhead; with Wide Gap hook.

  • July 4, 2010
    Today I added a page for Jig Skirts for those that want to buy skirts to add to their own jigheads and spinnerbaits: Jig Skirts Page.
  • July 3, 2010
    I finally got a chance to add 26 new jig skirt patterns to the Jig Skirt Chart.
    This brings the number of patterns in the chart to over 220, with many more custom combinations available.
  • May 27, 2010
    I added three new jig paint colors today: Yellow, Gray Smoke and Watermelon -Red Flake.
    Plus, here is an advance look at another new Jig Skirt Pattern: Lowell Special
    Lowell Special Jig
  • May 5, 2010
    I have come up with three new craw jig patterns, but I haven't had a chance to name them or add them to the jig patterns chart. Here is an advance look:
    New Craw Jig
    New Craw Jig
    New Craw Jig
  • May 4, 2010
    I added the heaviness availability of each color in the weedguard chart and a couple photos to the Bragging Board. The bass in both of the photos I added were caught on Columbia River Craw jigs; my partner also caught a 5.07 lbs. smallmouth on a Columbia River Craw jig on C.J. Strike Reservoir (photo didn't turn out; my digital camera evidently doesn't like sub freezing temperatures...) so I guess that is the hot pattern for the year so far.
  • March 18, 2010
    I added 10 new jig patterns to the Skirt Pattern Chart today; I also added 45° Arkie Jigs and Flipping Skirts to the Jigs page plus 45° Arkie Jigheads to the Jigheads page.
  • March 1, 2010
    The steelhead jig patterns and plastic shad bodies are all updated; I also added the tape colors for the Zonar and Rampage jigs. I need to fix the order form and find a better solution for the Bragging Board, plus add a few new jig skirt patterns and I will be caught up.
  • February 16, 2010
    OK, the code is validated on all of the pages, but there still may be typos so if you see one, let me know!
  • February 15, 2010
    I wanted to get the new website completely done before releasing it, but I'm getting busy with jig orders already so the website is out. It is complete except for 5 or 6 steelhead jigs pictures and the plastic shad body color pictures. I didn't get a chance to validate all of the code yet either, so if you see a bug, let me know!
  • January 25, 2010
    Welcome to the new website. I have all of the new webpages up and running and will eventually get a shopping cart added for online ordering. This News page will always have the newest listing at the top with the older news below it.

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