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If fishing skirts does a Black Friday sale I am thinking of picking up some skirt colors in some of my favorite soft plastic colors. Looking to do up some smoke red and smoke purple skirts thinking that what works with a tube will work on a jig with a trailer in the same color to give a bigger bite. 

Any thoughts? Of course I will pick up a bunch of other colors like pink/bubblegum for smallies. Any ideas what's up with their site, did they get hacked or does everyone need new users because of the site redesign? I haven't ordered from there before, but I know a lot of you have recommended them.  

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www.fishingskirts.com doesn't do a Black Friday sale

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1 hour ago, Brayberry said:

www.fishingskirts.com doesn't do a Black Friday sale

You sure, I swear there were guys on here last year posting about it?

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I've never seen fishingskirts have a sale but I order in bulk all the time so I always get the bulk order discount anyways.

As for your original question, yes, I've had good success with jig skirts in colors that are also good soft plastic colors, then I've also had massive failures. 

Green pumpkin/red flake has always been a good plastic color, and it's proven to be a great jig color. The same goes for junebug and Okeechobee craw. Redbug, however, great soft plastic color, can't catch a cold with a jig in that color. 

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10 hours ago, Brayberry said:

www.fishingskirts.com doesn't do a Black Friday sale

 

5 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I've never seen fishingskirts have a sale but I order in bulk all the time so I always get the bulk order discount anyways.

As for your original question, yes, I've had good success with jig skirts in colors that are also good soft plastic colors, then I've also had massive failures. 

Green pumpkin/red flake has always been a good plastic color, and it's proven to be a great jig color. The same goes for junebug and Okeechobee craw. Redbug, however, great soft plastic color, can't catch a cold with a jig in that color. 

Thanks guys, I am either getting them mixed up with Siebert or another bulk supplier for the sales. My parents wanted christmas gift ideas for me, so maybe I will do a gift card from the site or do an order and have it shipped to their place.

For bottom bouncing jigs, have you guys ever tried traditional spinner bait colors like the smoke red or smoke purples? Also could I use the tube I normally texas rig as a trailer or should I try to find craws in those colors? The smoke purple is doable, I will need to do some searching for a smoke red craw.

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I've had decent luck on baitfish colored jigs but I rarely fish them. You can always get custom poured baits to use as trailers, or mix and match. Your trailer doesn't have to match your jig to be effective. 

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On November 22, 2016 at 1:48 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

I've never seen fishingskirts have a sale but I order in bulk all the time so I always get the bulk order discount anyways.

As for your original question, yes, I've had good success with jig skirts in colors that are also good soft plastic colors, then I've also had massive failures. 

Green pumpkin/red flake has always been a good plastic color, and it's proven to be a great jig color. The same goes for junebug and Okeechobee craw. Redbug, however, great soft plastic color, can't catch a cold with a jig in that color. 

How do they do the bulk pricing, is it #per style or color to get the cheaper price?

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Do you mold your jig heads? You need to be careful ordering skirt strips, they add up fast!

Fishing Skirts has had sales now and then, Barlows doesn't. Check online for coupon discounts.

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3 hours ago, cgolf said:

How do they do the bulk pricing, is it #per style or color to get the cheaper price?

They take a percentage off if you order 5 packs and then even more for 10 packs or more for each color.

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45 minutes ago, WRB said:

Do you mold your jig heads? You need to be careful ordering skirt strips, they add up fast!

Fishing Skirts has had sales now and then, Barlows doesn't. Check online for coupon discounts.

Tom

I have been trying colors not available pre made and I also use it for fly tying. My goal for the order is to keep it under 70 so I don't go to crazy. I haven't started pouring my own heads yet, I have one brand in particular that I really like so I have been sticking with that. 

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23 minutes ago, cgolf said:

I have been trying colors not available pre made and I also use it for fly tying. My goal for the order is to keep it under 70 so I don't go to crazy. I haven't started pouring my own heads yet, I have one brand in particular that I really like so I have been sticking with that. 

Buy skirt strips and collars, you need a tool to open the collars or wire tie them.

I use combinations of barb wire, fine cut and natural strips, 1 full barb wire and 2 split in half, 1/2 fine cut 1/2 natural of different colors or 3 half strips depending on how full I want the skirt.

Good luck, 

Tom

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I think matching the color is more for the fisherman's needs. The confidence you get when it "looks good to you". Same with crank baits. Every color I own has caught bass. from fluorescent to natural. 

On the same note, How could it hurt to match the forage ? 

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No reason to match colors, in fact multiple contrasting colors help the jig to standout against the background. My basic jig skirts have 3 to 4 colors that range from black, green, brown , red, chartreuse, blue, pearl white and purple with various flakes when using silicone skirt strips. Trailers nearly always have 1 of the skirts predominate colors and using the same jig skirt color combination I often change the trailer to another skirt color determine what the bass react to.

My hair jigs are simpler having 3 color of hair and the trailers are also simple plain 4 colors of pork rind in black, reddish brown, purple and white, changing the trailer color until the bass bite.

Tom

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On November 24, 2016 at 5:35 PM, WRB said:

Buy skirt strips and collars, you need a tool to open the collars or wire tie them.

I use combinations of barb wire, fine cut and natural strips, 1 full barb wire and 2 split in half, 1/2 fine cut 1/2 natural of different colors or 3 half strips depending on how full I want the skirt.

Good luck, 

Tom

Well the TW sale won out, so no smoke red skirt material. I did get some smoke silver, that I will do 2 full tabs of with 2 quarter tabs of red in between. I attached a picture of this done with the clear sparkle I have on hand which may work well too. The other picture is two perch jigs and a red/white to match my best producing spinnerbait. Just wish TW had more color options, more on the spinnerbait side than the traditional jig colors. Maybe as swim jigs get more popular they will add some colors. 

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