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Thursday, March 12, 2009

• Keep Spinnerbait Skirts From Sticking

Anglers are faced with numerous obstacles on the water. When those problems beat us down, we rise up and create innovative solutions. One such obstacle involves lures that for whatever reason, simply do not behave the way they were designed to perform. When that happens, we tend to lose confidence in that particular lure and set it aside never to be used again.

Well, I came across a problem. The strands in my spinnerbait skirts were sticking together. Although it was frustrating, the lure in question continued to produce fish, so I had no big reason to set it aside. I only wanted to perfect it.

That's where line conditioner came into the picture.

Many spinnerbait skirts have a flowing hypnotic action. Others fall well short of our expectations. Some strands like to stick together. For instance, the $1 Walmart spinnerbait skirt sticks together really bad. Over the years, my solution has always been to spray a little bit of WD-40 on the a before I use it. That can get messy and it's a little too oily for me.

I learned that I can spritz a skirt the night before or morning of an outing and have a free flowing skirt for at least a few days. It also helps cut down on any muck that decides to adhere to the skirt. Very neat. I can't say as though I'm surprised this worked because the bottle actually implies it can be used in a similar fashion.

Some concerns still remain. The Line & Lure web site claims their solution does not pollute like silicone oil treatments. The ingredients are not listed, so we have to take their word for it. The bottle also claims the solution does not have a scent. It should not deter a bass.

I've applied this fix to that particular spinnerbait and a couple of my jigs. I'm very pleased with the results. Give it a try and tell me what you think.

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