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Saturday, December 1, 2007

• Skirt Bands Break

Let's face it. The skirt keepers/bands companies use to hold skirts on spinnerbaits, jigs, and buzzbaits will probably end up breaking. Here in Louisiana, the heat is brutal on those bands. I opened my tackle box and lifted out a jig and all the strands from the skirt fell off. It's happened to all of my BPS enticer jigs, my Srike King spinnerbaits, my Walmart spinnerbaits, and one of my Vibrashock Swimblades. It can be difficult putting the skirt back in place. I've started taking preemptive measures. Before the band has a chance to break, I take some extra 12lb test line with some good knot strength and tie off a few knots around the skirt and snip the free ends with some scissors. I did the same thing to the ones that already came loose. The skirts actually have a lot more action to them when tied like this.

What's your fix?

Why do we put up with the cheap bands?


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1 comments:

Northamfishing Tackle Co. said...

(Comment edited by moderator)
a good solution to your spinnerbait skirts falling off is to tie silicone skirts with a soft brass wire so it doesn't rust. Another bonus to a wire tied skirt is you spend a lot less time adjusting your skirt after each fish. It's on there pretty good.