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Re-wrapping skirts with wire..............

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I am SO sick of opening up a box of jigs or SB's and finding another skirt where those *(*&&^&^%$ rubber bands broke and the skirt all through the box.  If any of you re-wrap yours, what kind of wire do you use and where do you get it?  Barring that, I suppose I could get some wrapping thread and use it instead...

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I was wrapping some jigs last night as a matter of fact.  I bought 26 gauge floral wire from Michaels.  I slide the rubber band back a little and just wrap it 2 or 3 times and twist the two ends together a few times.  Seems to work well, you just have to make sure you get the wire tight enough but not so tight that you cut the skirt.

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Any wire is fine, only make sure its not too thin. If it is it'll cut right through when you twist. I've been using .025 stainless on all my jigs for a while now and haven't had or heard of any issues. X2 with leaving the band on until after you make your twists, then just slide it off or cut it.

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I use tiny zip ties ;)

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I use tiny zip ties ;)

Not a bad idea, but where can u find "tiny" ones.  Lowes doesn't go quite that small.....

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You can purchase that plastic covered wire tie used for gardening, peel the plastic and use the wire, it 's cheap, has several yards and it can be found in practically any gardening section of a supermarket or HD.

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I use tiny zip ties ;)

Not a bad idea, but where can u find "tiny" ones. Lowes doesn't go quite that small.....

Yea they do, the ones I use are less than 1/8 wide & 4 in length; instead of the tag end sticking up like most it lies flat. I also use a zip tie gun to firmly secure the tie to the lure.

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