Jimmy D’s River Bugs in 2020

Jimmy D’s River Bugs, owned and operated by Jim DeZurik (Minnesota based angler / fly tyer with 50 years of experience), provides custom fly tying for all anglers looking to catch fish and enjoy themselves on both lakes and rivers. When you come to me, you can choose from my stock items (available in multiple colors) or let me tie one of your favorite jigs. Jimmy D’s River Bugs offers a variety of fish-catching lures, including Hair, Feather, Rabbit and Marabou Jigs, Swim Jigs, Spinner Baits, Pan Fish Jigs and so much more.

I specialize in tying jigs to catch Small and Large Mouth Bass, Walleyes, Northern Pike and Pan Fish. River Bug Hair jigs feature the usage of hair, feathers and silicone skirts. All of the materials used are of the highest quality and provide a natural life-like breathing action when pulled through the water. Paints used are oven cured powder paint and are available in a multitude of colors. Hook eyelets are always free of paint so you can start fishin’ instead of pickin’. I tie to please!

Quality Note

*All products featuring Silicone (Rubber) Skirts.* The Silicone is tied in place. I don’t use “rubber bands.” Mine are tied, knotted and cemented onto the hooks. They will not deteriorate or come off when you boat a fish. I put them on, to stay on! – – Thank you, – Jimmy D. Custom Hand Tied…

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Bear Material Notice

Cinnamon Bear Matertial NOTICE: Temporarily Out of True Cinnamon Bear Material. Another piece of hide has been found to temporarily replace the Cinnamon Bear. It’s a Brown Phase Bear that is close to the same, just a little bit darker — same great long, soft hear. So order away! Custom Hand Tied Bucktails Over 1,000…

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Custom Work

Contact Us Today! IF YOU WOULD RATHER NOT USE PAYPAL OR FOR CUSTOM WORK either send me an email or call (320-252-2605 or jimdezurik@gmail.com). I will be happy to answer questions and offer quotes on things not listed. Custom Hand Tied Bucktails Over 1,000 products to choose from! Shop Now

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Attention Anglers

October 2019 To avoid long waits for product in the Spring, NOW is the right time to place an order. Currently my turn-around time is about 2-weeks or less (I can’t say this for too long). That means lures, in your tackle box faster, and available when you want to use them! Now is also…

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Jimmy D’s Satisfied Customers

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Richard Wins Virginia Tournament using


My son Tony was using a Swim Jig to take this nice smallie. He was fishing the upper Mississippi River in MN. Water is clear, fisherman are few and fish are a plenty.

Mid-June 2020

Nick is my grandson from South Dakota. He and his dad Jon used pink Marabou Jigs to catch huge crappies & a few walleyes that just couldn't say no.

Late May 2020, Thanks Guys - Jimmy

Kurt is giving a helping hand to 7 year old Adam. They were fishing Stripers in a lake out west. They were using a Pearl Super Minnows.

Thanks guys! June 2020 - Jimmy D

Theo had a great day on a famous MN lake. Small Mouth & Large Mouth bass were all taking the "buzz" bait. Gold blade seemed to be the best. He said the hook set on the fish was solid, very few misses.

Late June 2020

This big muskie was caught & released by Tyler on a custom spinner bait. He chose the colors. Fish was caught in northern Minnesota in early June 2020.

See the exciting video in the blog section!

Frank is a good friend from IL. Bagged this big walleye from a small stream. He had me tie custom river bugs for him. Walleye was 29.5" and was released.

Good going Frank! - Jimmy D, June 2020

While Rob was fishing for smallies he caught this nice walleye. When fishing Minnesota waters they often occupy some of the same hangouts. Hair jigs will do the job for either.

June 2020, Thanks Rob - Jimmy D