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Tool for jig skirts?
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 07:38 PM
Is there an easy way to put that rubber band on your jig that holds the skirt? I believe there is a tool out there for that but it is $$$.
Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:29 PM
Try a piece of small diameter tubing (aluminum work good) about half the length of your skirt material. Roll your collar onto the tube, place your skirt material in the tube and then roll the collar off of the tube on the shirt material.
Posted 27 September 2005 - 04:19 PM
You should be able to just threat the skirt onto the hook just like you are putting on a plastic trailer. Then push the collar/skirt over the collar on the jig.
Posted 21 October 2005 - 05:56 AM
Put a real light coat of baby oil or worm oil on your hook and skirt collar. It'll slide right over the collar. I use silicone skirts and they don't stick together. I'm not sure how round rubber will react to the oil.
Posted 02 January 2006 - 08:04 PM
Just use petroleum jelly. add a little on the hook and it will slide on easy and it has not affect on rubber or silcone
Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:17 AM
Here is an idea for you. Made from a piece of copper tube and a pine dowel. Self explanatory how it works and cost next to nothing.
Hope this helps
Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:42 AM
Genious in its simplicity, as all the best ideas are.
Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:04 PM
What else could it be Dave ? it was made in Yorkshire .
Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:13 AM
Not sure how I didn't think of this. i bought a tool that looks just like this a few months ago. This really makes me think. I have some old aluminum arrow shafts at home and some glue in knock receivers. if i would just get all the glue off them so they would go in and out really nice i think it would work too.
thanks for making me think
Posted 03 October 2009 - 12:01 PM
I use a piece of a large diameter arrow shaft with a matching dia. field tip that is screwed into a insert but not glued into the arrow so it can be easily removed I have tried various lube for sliding the bands on and i think alcohol or pam cooking spray works best I like the alchohol because it evaporates quick
Oh yeah you will need a piece of wire longer than the shaft to fish the skirt through
Posted 04 October 2009 - 09:10 AM
Phil I like the copper tube and dowel idea, nice one.
Edited by jamie, 04 October 2009 - 09:11 AM.
Posted 07 December 2015 - 06:27 PM
I use a broken aluminum arrow shaft. Cut to the length you want sand and smooth the edge,put a practice tip on the other end. Works great. Have used it for years.
Posted 31 December 2015 - 03:22 PM
There are times you need to come up with the $$$ to get the proper tool. It works fine.
You can also use the smallest tele tie. Plus they come in colors.