Meet Jimmy D

Meet Jimmy D, I started tying when I was a boy about 10 years old. I was fascinated by the feathers & hair of wild critters. still am. I remember reading stories of fly fishing. To make something out of wild materials that fish would bite on seemed like a dream at first. I grew up in Minnesota.  Fishing was all around me. I didn't have trout, but I did have sun fish. that was my first quarry. So, I made wet fly’s, poppers out of cork & squeezed split shot on a hook for jigs. My mom bought me a fly tiers kit at the age of 14 and I was off and running. our family owned a mfg plant. I worked there every summer. I sold my pan fish flies to the guys. I would go to all the machines taking orders. My dad was not overjoyed but told me stay only a few minutes. These were my first customers.  I didn't realize it then, but I had a captive customer audience.   A lot has changed but my love to fool fish has not! I have many customers today that still teach me things I don't know.

You never stop learning!

-Jimmy D

Jimmy D's Hard Day at the Office!

I Love What I Do & Fish With What I Make

Here's What Others Are Saying About Jimmy D's…

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Tony from Minnesota

Mid-June 2020

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

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Scott from Minnesota

Mid July 2020

Scott loves small river float trips in MN. He is using his favorite "bug", his custom standard River Bug.

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Marshall from Iowa

July 2020

Marshall fishing a famous Minnesota lake for smallies. Summer fishing with hair jigs. Just keep em' moving with a nice and steady retrieve. River Bugs work just fine.

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Luke from Iowa

July 2020

Luke is from the great state of Iowa but he sneaks up to Minnesota to fish sometimes. This smallie was 19.75", from a small river in Minnesota. A black River Bug was the jig.

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Nick from South Dakota

May 2020

Nick and his dad Jon used pink Marabou jigs to catch huge crappies and a few walleyes that couldn't say no.

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Theo from Minnesota

June 2020

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.

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Rob from Minnesota

June 2020

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

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Tyler from Minnesota

June 2020

This bug muskie was caught and released by Tyler on a custom spinner bait. He chose the colors. This fish was caught in northern Minnesota. Visit our blog to see the exciting video! https://jimmydsriverbugs.com/muskie-on-spinner-bait/

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Jon from South Dakota

July 2020

Jon & his dad clobbered the "sunnies". My favorite sunfish jig (1/32 bumblebee). Jon fishes out of South Dakota. These jigs can take a beating. Use them as is, no tipping needed.

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Richard from Virginia

May 2020

In my opinion these are the finest hair jigs I have ever used and are made in the good old USA.  Thanks again my friend.

Richard Marlow
President Boat Worx

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Mike from Minnesota

May 2020

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. 😉

Thanks Mike - JIMMY D

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Tom From Connecticut

March 2019

"Your Spring Bear should be illegal! I remember this Spring fishing with two friends, they wanted to kill me… it was BIG Bass after BIG Bass."

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Tom from Connecticut

September 2019

No, he is not hiding from the law, just from the sun! Connecticut Tom caught this 3lb. 13oz. Large Mouth Bass on the Black Minnow. He says it was AWESOME! I agree. Look how deep in the mouth the jig is… he likes it!  Thanks Tom from Jimmy D.

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Bill S.

Mid-August 2019

"Caught this beauty today. 21 inches. Caught it on the white and gold spinner. I hooked one just a little smaller on the white one but lost it trying to get it on the dock without a landing night. I was alone and never took a selfie before. I caught 8 smaller ones as well. 6 on gold and white, 2 on the white. Biggest largemouth I've caught in a long time. Thanks Jim!"

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Peg

August 2019

"Life is good" says Peg on a very successful day on the water. Yes! She still gives seminars after church on Sundays. Peg uses 1/32 sunfish jigs. Avid fisher woman like my mom."

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Don from Wisconsin

Late June 2019

Don sent me a picture of tonight's meal. He caught 8 bass in one hour. He used a Brown Marabou to entice them. He added "these are the BEST tied hair jigs that I have ever used!" Thank you very much Jimmy D.

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Otto from Michigan

May 2020

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

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Lee from Pennsylvania

Early May 2020

Lee caught this nice smallie on an Olive River Bug. Fishing out of PA, kayak fishing at its best in small rivers!

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Joe from Minnesota

May 2020

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

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Theo from Minnesota

June 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

Joe Cinko from Dyer, IN

May 2020

Outstanding jigs! I appreciate the quality that you put into each one. That’s exactly what I was looking for. I can’t wait to try them out.  Thanks again for making a superb product.  

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