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Old 05-28-2011, 07:11 AM   #1
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Default Offshore Lures-Rubber or Nylon Skirts?

Just wanted to get other's opinions on material types for offshore lures. Not specific brands but what the skirts are made of i.e. rubber skirts or nylon skirts. Does one have an advantage over the other? Thoughts?
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I think most lures are designed to catch more anglers than they do fish! I am sure we have all bought lures that we have rarely, if ever used.. I know I have! Different things seem to work on different days, sea conditions and species sought; they are so many variables. We have been doing well with the eye cather, reverse tied mylar skirted lures, very bright and really helps the bait to stand out; seem to catch everything; their fiber optic nylon is impressive to, we have had some big yft on their hot pink, which would not touch anything else in the spread. The nylon tied lures like ilanders, terminator tackle etc. are also excellent and IMO unbeatable in terms of consistency in front of a ballyhoo.

But there is no substitute for time on the water and experimentation, on the right day the most unlikely lure will produce.. after all the cedar plug is right up there and has no skirt! On the rubber side Moldcraft widerange seem unbeatable and have produced some incredible fish over the years, but we tend to pull the wide range if we are targeting marlin, rather than a general mixed spread for tuna, wwahoo, dolphin etc.. But to answer your question, I do not see a specific advantage of one over the other, as either could produce on any given day; however, we do find ourselves dragging more 'nylon' than 'rubber' these days, so perhaps there it is.
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Just wanted to get other's opinions on material types for offshore lures. Not specific brands but what the skirts are made of i.e. rubber skirts or nylon skirts. Does one have an advantage over the other? Thoughts?
They all have their advantages and you need to learn to use all types as there is no perfext lure for everything in all conditions.
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Am I missing something here? I thought they were all PLASTIC???? Rubber is on my tires and bands.
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