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Offline FinsnFur

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Mylar skirts
« on: June 01, 2017, 10:07:02 PM »
Anyone on here use them for their fishing jigs, spinner baits etc?
I had no idea what they even were until a gal seen my post and sent me some samples. It's kinda like strips of plastic non sticky tape. I cant even imagine that being realistic looking in the water. She sent me a bunch of stick on eyes and stuff too.
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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 10:54:48 AM »
I like a few mylar strands in jig skirts, either the iridescent ones or silver.  I have even taken strands of Christmas tree tinsel and tied a few around a jig just behind the head to add some flash to the skirt.  On salmon and trout jigs that are shaped like a minnow or baitfish, we often glue iridescent mylar strips on the sides.  I have some peel and stick silver/iridescent mylar in fish scale pattern that I cut from a sheet to fit the lure.

Stick on eyes are good.  Put big ones on every lure where they fit.   I've read that predator fish go for things with big eyes.

Will admit that I don't fish jigs much out here and only use them when fishing back east for bass, crappie etc. or north east for pike, walleye etc. and have never used a mylar jig skirt.   I have some homemade salmon flies a friend made and that I have copied that have mylar strips along with some fur and feathers.  Haven't fished them much.

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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 09:09:58 PM »
I never thought of mixing a few strands with silicone or hair skirts. I like that idea.
Bit I'm still struggling with the thought of using a straight mylar one. I can only imagine it looks like a book of matches swimming through the water.  :yawn:
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Re: Mylar skirts
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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 01:39:54 PM »
Cut the strips every 1/8" so you have a more skirt like appearance. Or kilt like if that6s what you prefer.  :eyebrownod: :eyebrownod:
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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 05:16:56 PM »
Interesting stuff on that link nasty. That stuff looks a lot more like skirt material than what I got.
This stuff came from http://www.shopwtp-inc.com/

The stuff on your link looks like the stuff that comes on my all time favorite jigs from Johnson baits in Texas. See the green shit they have in here. I love it.
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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2017, 05:23:08 PM »
Same stuff!  I use it for making legs on flies like ants and grasshoppers works perfectly .

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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 05:27:40 AM »
So what is it? Just thinly sliced ham?...I mean Mylar?
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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 04:12:05 PM »
http://m.basspro.com/Krystal-Flash/product/3057/

I use it in the clouser deep minnows i used to tye
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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 10:19:46 PM »
OOOooo I like that Ben
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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2017, 09:48:30 AM »
It comes in a lot of different colors. I never thought about putting it on jigs tho. Hmmm
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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2017, 10:47:33 AM »
I've got some of that in green, silver white and pink that I use in making flies for Coho salmon.  Just a few strands in a sparse streamer fly makes it sparkle.  Trouble is, haven't had a chance to fly fish for Coho in several years.

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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2017, 06:04:59 PM »
 I tie nothing but that on a streamer hook and slam the fish. It is all about the flash! And i dont mean the kind of flashing that gets you arrested😇👍

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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2017, 05:19:32 AM »
Nasty but when you ARE talking about that kind of flashing, you tie some of this on your crank or what? :alscalls:
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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2017, 05:37:29 AM »
Only during the holidays,  throw a little tinsel on the tree  :innocentwhistle: :biggrin:

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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2017, 05:45:14 AM »
 :alscalls: :alscalls: Good lord pulleeeze help this man  :laugh2:
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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2017, 12:52:18 PM »
None of the ladies I know wear Mylar skirts.
When they come for mine they better bring theirs

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Re: Mylar skirts
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2017, 07:48:08 PM »
None of the ladies I know wear Mylar skirts.

And that John is the reason many of us would like to live your state.


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