The Pink Wiggler Twitching Jig Recipe

The Pink Wiggler Twitching Jig Recipe

Twitching jigs have become a go-to for many anglers over the last few years, particularly for salmon and char, but their effectiveness is definitely not limited to those species. This pattern utilizes marabou in the tail to create movement in the water. Doubling up the feathers allows the jig to still have a good profile in the water. We find that a single feather slims down too much in the water, making the jig less effective. You can recreate this pattern in any colour combinations you like. If you haven't tried one like this, give it a try, we think you will like it!


Jig Head: Compleat Angler Painted Jig Head 3/8 Bubble Gum Pink

Thread: UTC 140 Denier, Fl. Pink

Tail: 2 plumes of Natures Spirit Fish Hunter Marabou, Fl. Fushia UV and Fuchsia Flashabou for accent.

Body:  Hareline UV Polar Chenille, Fl. Fuchsia UV

Legs: Hareline Crazy Legs, Hot Pink/Fl Orange Tipped

Collar: Natures Spirit Fish Hunter Schlappen, Fl. Fuchsia UV

Tying Instructions

  • Place your jig hook in your vise and tie in your thread.
  • Select 2 plumes of marabou, align the tips and tie in at the rear of the hook, creating a tail about 1.5 times the length of the hook.
  • Tie in 6-8 strands of flashabou down each side of the tail and on the top.
  • Tie in your UV Polar Chenille and palmer it forward leaving about 3/16” of room before the lead head.
  • Tie in three rubber legs on each side of the jig so that they extend back past the hook bend but stop about half an inch short of the end of the marabou tail.
  • Select a schlappen feather and remove the fluff from the base of the feather. Tie it in from the bottom of the feather and make about 4-6 wraps to create a collar.
  • Tie off your thread next to the jig head. Whip finish and apply a coat of head cement or UV Resin.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email, by phone at 604-931-5044 or stop by 

Sea-Run Fly & Tackle at #110 1140 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam BC.

Good luck on the water.

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