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


Lee caught this nice smallie on an Olive River Bug.  He fishes out of PA, Kayak fishing at its best in small rivers!  - Early May 2020

Cubbie, the NEW Bait for 2021, Test Fire Results

Well Jim, I got a chance to test your "Cubbie" jig today, and needless to say I'm so excited I am about pissing my pants. Throwing it in 1-4' of water caught 5 smallies in a half hour. Used a slow steady retrieve. ~ Early April, Mississippi River, MN 2020, Jeff

Mike, a Minnesota Angler got these "HUGE" bluegills on a 1/32 Mayfly.  He had me customize them on to his specs looks like it worked just fine. 😉

MAY 2020 Thanks Mike - JIMMY D

Joe was having a good day using Furry Critters for Minnesota walleyes. He is new to hair but not anymore! 😉

- Thanks Joe - Jimmy D

Rob from Minnesota prefers Marabou jigs for bass & walleye. He has a favorite color and its black! I am making him more ammo!

-Thanks Rob! May 2020 Jimmy D

Otto chose Olive River Bugs for huge Lake Michigan smallies. He is an expert at using them. Smallies are a favorite of many anglers.

Thanks Otto! May 2020

This is Theo my neighbor. He is an avid fisherman well beyond his years. New to hair jigs, he is testing out my new jig for 2021, the "Cubbie".

Looks like he likes it! Thanks Theo