1682 Jig Skirt Assortment Pack
Silicone Skirts “Additional Information” or “Specifications”
Silicone Skirt Material Specifications:
Skirt Overall Length: 5 ¼”
Skirt length when doubled over: Approx. 2 ½”
Approx. Strand Count per Skirt: 44 strands (standard skirt) to 60 strands (full skirt)
Individual Strand Width: 1/36” (approximately .028”)
** Most Silicone Skirts are sold with 5 skirts per pack **
LurePartsOnline.com carries a wide range of silicone skirts. Silicone is an ideal material for fishing lure skirts as it is elastic, durable, and retains its color. Silicone will not “melt” in your tackle box (like the traditional rubber skirts did) and will not react to or bleed out when in contact with soft plastic lures. These skirts come assembled and ready to slide on your lure or jig. Some silicone material features round strands, but most silicone is cut from a sheet in flat, narrow strips.
Silicone skirts are made using a variety of different “collars”, which are the bands that hold the strands together in the middle of the skirt. Standard skirts generally use the simple bands. However, there are bands that feature attachments that allow user to add one or two rattles to the skirt after it is assembled. These are sometimes called “rattle collars” or “mickey mouse” collars due to their shape. Rattles must be bought separately and attached after skirt is assembled on jig or lure. More recent collars include “pro-tie” collars that enable skirt material to “flare out” more and also allows the silicone colors to be intentionally separated and specific patterns to be maintained in the skirt. These collars can be made of rubber or silicone and generally have a larger center hole allowing skirt to slide on an off your lure more easily, without tearing up the skirt in the process.
How to choose your skirt (although most skirts work on most lures):
1. Lure Type – make sure skirt is designed for your lure type (jig, spinnerbait, buzzbait etc)
2. Collar Type – do you want to add rattles? Do you want extra flare? Do you want to change out skirts often?
3. Skirt Color – choose a color that matches your jig or spinnerbait head. Choose a color that matches the type of forage your target fish are eating
4. Skirt Fullness – some people like full, “bushy” skirts and some like them as “thin” as possible. Full skirts can be thinned out, but thin skirts can’t be added to very easily. Sometimes full skirts interfere with your plastic trailer’s action.