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How many strands do you use on a silicone jig skirt and how many strands do you use on a living rubber jig skirt regular round rubber and frog hair rubber?

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It depends on the individual and the size of the jig and for me it even depends on the type of jig. First off I quit using rubber a long time ago, the reason for that is being in a climate were the water freezes means my tackle is stored and storing a jig with living rubber is a pain because if you just leave it in a box it will get clumped up and melted together and become useless, I just got tired of messing with the stuff and all the melting problems. For swim jigs up to 1/4oz I normally use 30 to 40 strands of silicone, for flipping jigs I use 60 strands and finesse jigs I like to use 20 strands. A regular casting jig will get 50 to 60 strands depending on size, usually a 3/8oz will get 50 while 1/2oz and up will get 60. When I used rubber it was pretty much the same, frogs hair I would add in addition to the regular rubber so a flipping jig would get 40 strands regular rubber with 20 strands of frogs hair, this made for a jig with a lot of action but not too much.

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How many strands do you use on a silicone jig skirt and how many strands do you use on a living rubber jig skirt regular round rubber and frog hair rubber?

 

Usually 2-3 tabs depending on what effect I am going for in silicone. Rubber I rarely ever use because of all the problems smalljaw mentioned along with I think it is a PITA to work with.

 

Allen

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What kind of wire do you use to tie? I have been using thread because I dont know the kind or size of wire to use

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What kind of wire do you use to tie? I have been using thread because I dont know the kind or size of wire to use

Copper wire from a hobby store about 24 g.

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I use a zip strap. No more thread or wire.

 

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Shown above is a trailer keeper wire attached to the zip.

3 tabs upper skirt, 2 tabs skirt closer to hook of I'm using a trailer; otherwise 3 and 3

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