Action and Scent are the two most important attributes that I am wanting in my Living Rubber Skirts. I want a spinner bait and jig to have all the things that a big Bass will want. My thinking is, if the lure is as real as possible then your chances of hooking up with that big Bass is much greater. I put all my spinner bait skirts through a Minnow Extract bath and all Jig Skirts into the Crayfish bath. These oils help to preserve the skirts for years, along with hand tying each skirt. The rubber rings have different chemicals in them that over time causes a reaction to any other chemicals around it and will deteriorate.
All the test that my Biotech has done on my scents tells me that bass can smell at great distances and will use that predatory instinct to track down it's pray. I want my baits leaving that scent trail in the water to add that extra factor which they are looking for for feeding purposes. This can be accomplished with silicone by spraying the bait more often on fast moving spinner baits. Living rubber on jigs holds the scent much better and slow moving, therefore will not have to be dosed as often to leave that trail through the water.
Taking care of all skirts are important. Make sure they are dry with Baby Powder sprinkled lightly on baits, even silicone will keep for many years to come. The deterioration of the rubber ring on silicone is common and the powder will definitely extend the life. I keep all my living rubber baits in zip page binders so they are compressed and as air tight as possible. Remove all trailers which is a big factor in making your skirts gummy.
I have relied on these two factors to sew up the deal on big fish and it has worked. You will find that the pretty skirts are not necessary. With all the living rubber stripe materials I can make some of the best looking skirts out there.
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