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Just wondering what jigs you would recommend to throw that have living rubber skirts. Heard lots of great things about living rubber compared to normal silicone skirts. I'm mostly interested in football head but would be open to try any other style. Thanks!!
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Living rubber has a little more action than silicone but it doesn't mean it makes it better. There are also a few different types of living rubber, there is the flat line rubber which looks like silicone, then you have the round rubber, and old school square rubber. I also have to add in the fact that round rubber has different thickness grades that go heavy, medium and fine, the fine is often referred to as "frogs hair" rubber. I mention this because they all act differently, the square rubber actually has less action than silicone but it creates more bulk with less material and it moves a lot of water and is used for profile purposes. Your best bet to get a good living rubber jig is to go custom but if I was going to get a mass produced living rubber football jig I'd go with a Pepper Customs living rubber football jig or a Greenfish Tackle Square rubber jig. Just so you know, you need to make sure rubber skirted jigs are dry when you put them away and if they are going to be stored in a box for any length of time you should remove them and place in a bag with unscented talc. The reason is the rubber will melt together and stick to itself and take a set (kink), I've replaced at least a thousand rubber skirts for anglers over the years because those not familiar with the material tend to treat it like silicone and rubber isn't as forgiving.
I. mix between living rubber and silicone is nice because you can accent the bland straight colors of rubber with just accent about every color of silicone. There are several companies on tw that offer this type of jig. So you get the movement of the rubber and the colors of silicone.
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