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I'm looking for a source of bulk silicone skirt material. I'm building muskie baits, so I need bulk (not pre-tied or tabbed) so I can blend and build to get the 8"-9" length I need. Every source I find has tabs that are only 5-6". I'd prefer not to have tabs but I'm open to any suggestions. I use livingrubber.com as my source for round rubber, but I want to add some lines of spinners that have some flashy silicone.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I'm looking for a source of bulk silicone skirt material. I'm building muskie baits, so I need bulk (not pre-tied or tabbed) so I can blend and build to get the 8"-9" length I need. Every source I find has tabs that are only 5-6". I'd prefer not to have tabs but I'm open to any suggestions. I use livingrubber.com as my source for round rubber, but I want to add some lines of spinners that have some flashy silicone.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.livingrubber.com/index.php has both bulk and already made, unusual colors and sizes-- I was very pleased with the bulk

http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/Search/skirt%20material.aspx the useal mix

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http://www.livingrubber.com/index.php has both bulk and already made, unusual colors and sizes-- I was very pleased with the bulk

http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/Search/skirt%20material.aspx the useal mix

Everyone I've talked to or emailed has living rubber in rolls, but they only silicone in 5-6" tabs. Has anyone tried super-gluing 2 tabs end to end by overlapping the 1/4" uncut section? I'd have a 1/4" in the middle of my skirt that would be a solid tab, but most of it would be covered up by the band or be squished up under the skirt. Am I missing something or would this work? Could this be yet another painfully obvious solution that I've overlooked?

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That should work just fine. You would tie or band where it is glued together and just trim to your liking. Try these guys as well for tabs

http://www.fishingskrts.com

The only problem with FLU is you get back ordered a lot then they jerk you around about getting your order. Been on back order for a few tabs for like 3 months. I call no one ever answers, when they do they just say it will be shipped when they get it. I spend a lot of money at this place like a few grand every couple of months. I am also looking for bulk silicone it seems the only place I've found is in China. If any one has a US manufacture please send me the info would rather support the US economy.

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The only problem with FLU is you get back ordered a lot then they jerk you around about getting your order. Been on back order for a few tabs for like 3 months. I call no one ever answers, when they do they just say it will be shipped when they get it. I spend a lot of money at this place like a few grand every couple of months. I am also looking for bulk silicone it seems the only place I've found is in China. If any one has a US manufacture please send me the info would rather support the US economy.

IF you do decide to use FLU the best thing to do is talk with the owner Charles he seem to get things done a lot faster them his staff.

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You can go to www.glcfishing.com and buy in bulk. It is between $250 and $350 per 5000 silicone skirt tabs. 5000 tabs is their minimum order amount.

I went to this site but I didn't see skirt tabs in particular. Maybe I just didn't know where to look.

Thanks

Steve

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Did you look at the skip-cut silicon? It is continuous with uncut sections every 5.5". You can tie or band at an uncut section, cut the strands at the next uncut sections above and below and have a skirt 10" - 11" long.

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I went to this site but I didn't see skirt tabs in particular. Maybe I just didn't know where to look.

Thanks

Steve

You have to call them. Fishingskirts.com is the largest individual seller for them. Unless you really need that large amount of tabs you are better off buying them from fishingskirts.com, they are very reasonably priced.

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You have to call them. Fishingskirts.com is the largest individual seller for them. Unless you really need that large amount of tabs you are better off buying them from fishingskirts.com, they are very reasonably priced.

OK, thanks. That's where I have been getting them.

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