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#11369897 - 01/25/16 07:33 PM Wire skirt ties for spinner baits
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Where can I buy wire ties for spinner bait skirts? What material and guage of wire works best?

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#11370270 - 01/25/16 08:54 PM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: skeeterfan]
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22awg copper. cat 5e wire works great! home depot or lowes per foot. There are 4 pairs so you get 4X the wire per foot!!
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#11370319 - 01/25/16 09:10 PM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: skeeterfan]
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Thanks, Carlos!

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#11370379 - 01/25/16 09:36 PM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: skeeterfan]
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I use 20 gauge wire from any craft store or walmart. Put the skirt on first with a traditional rubber band and then wrap the wire around twice. Then grab the tag ends of the wire with a pair of needle nose pliers and twist it a few times. Not too tight or you'll bust the wire. Then trim it and bend it down towards the rear of the bait. You can do it w/o using the rubber band, but it's much easier with it. I'm not sure if you were asking for all that info.


hmmm

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#11371174 - 01/26/16 09:22 AM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: skeeterfan]
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Yes, good info. Thanks

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#11376087 - 01/28/16 08:15 AM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: skeeterfan]
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I'm glad I practiced on an old jig. It is an art to apply the wire without breaking strands of the skirt.

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#11376147 - 01/28/16 08:40 AM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: skeeterfan]
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I do mine the same way using 20 gauge from hobby lobby with the exception that I tie on the hook side of the bait and push my tag in on that side. The weed guard covers it up nicely when your finished. Also I put my weed guards in last so they are not in the way when wrapping the wire around the jig.
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#11380047 - 01/29/16 08:34 PM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: skeeterfan]
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It would be more convenient if the weed guard wasn't there. I'm not building new baits though, just replacing skirts or ties that are worn out.

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#11381286 - 01/30/16 07:38 PM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: Txmedic033]
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Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
I use 20 gauge wire from any craft store or walmart. Put the skirt on first with a traditional rubber band and then wrap the wire around twice. Then grab the tag ends of the wire with a pair of needle nose pliers and twist it a few times. Not too tight or you'll bust the wire. Then trim it and bend it down towards the rear of the bait. You can do it w/o using the rubber band, but it's much easier with it. I'm not sure if you were asking for all that info.


hmmm


Is that color called Oil Slick?

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#11381298 - 01/30/16 07:46 PM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: skeeterfan]
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Yes it is.

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#11381321 - 01/30/16 07:55 PM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: Txmedic033]
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Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
Yes it is.


I got some of those not too long ago from a guy in Idaho... Are you using it on a swim jig, chatterbait, spinnerbait or regular jig?

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#11381331 - 01/30/16 08:00 PM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: skeeterfan]
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I use it on spinnerbaits, buzz baits, and chatterbaits. Anything that I'm trying to imitate a shad with.

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#11381342 - 01/30/16 08:09 PM Re: Wire skirt ties for spinner baits [Re: Txmedic033]
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Thanks

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