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Author Topic: American Tackle Jig Skinz  (Read 132 times)

ItsJason

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American Tackle Jig Skinz
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:05:06 PM »

Found these at tackle warehouse, thought I'd give them a try and share my experience.
They are a type of shrink wrap tubes that you can put on old beat up hard lures, like cranks and jerkbaits and the like.
I had a couple ones that were beat up, and a few that I found that were either just old and sun dry, or I didn't like the original patterns.
This was a find, next to the sleeve. The jig skins shrink up to 90% with boiling water.

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I tried 4 today. Seemed to work pretty good! The old style rapala was tricky with the bill set so far in, I think that's what caused the eyes to stretch a bit.


These two came out the best I think.


So basically you have to position the sleeve on, and it shrinks when dipped in boiling water. I found it worked best to slowly put some boiling water on them first with a baster. Get it close and just shrunk up enough not to move, then do the final trimming and slice holes for the eyelets and lips, then fully dunk in a pot of boiling water. It was pretty tricky at first, but I started to get the hang of it about halfway through.
Cheaper than new lures for sure, and I sure as heck cant paint or draw.

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Re: American Tackle Jig Skinz
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 09:32:52 PM »

That's pretty ingenious. Turned out nice.
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Re: American Tackle Jig Skinz
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 06:18:25 AM »

Kewl!! They look good!!!
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Re: American Tackle Jig Skinz
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 06:24:11 AM »

What a great way to renew some old or beat up lures! Quicker and easier than repainting them! gonna have to try this myself! Thanks for the post


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