I like Marabou jigs better then soft plastic for crappie ... however for years I've trudged along using plastic because it's easy to find and get the color combos I wanted and even if I do find what I want in Marabou they are cheap made , usually not the size I want and only have 2 in stock . Soooooo after 3 years of looking for a certain color combo marabou jig I finally came to the conclusion that if I wanted to have "THAT" particular jig I was going to have to make them myself ..... Broke down and bought the stuff to start making my own marabou crappie jigs and boy o boy did this start an escapade ! Didn't take but a few evening tying before I decided that I needed more of this and less of that and if I painted my own heads I could get exactly the right combination of hook , head size , body and tail ! This project has the signs of getting out of hand .