Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Real Fur & Feathers
It would be easy to overlook the obvious. This weekend I am headed to Alabama's Black Belt Region for "Cast & Blast" media event, where I'll be spending some time bass fishing and some time hunting deer and ducks. It just struck me this morning that I could have the opportunity to bring home some real bucktail and bright-colored duck feathers, and maybe even some hair from a wild hog or a coyote. I don't know the characteristics of the latter two and how they would perform as jig skirt material, but there's only one way to find out.
Thinking about it more, my vice is a tabletop sort that's extremely portable. I might just have to tote it along, along with some thread and just a few other materials, just in case there's something I'm eager to get onto a hook! Depending on the order of things, I might even get to test some new creation in the lakes on the same property!