Living rubber usually is supplied in a flat ribbon. You cut the ribbon about 4" long and pull both ends to separate the strands, which are about 1/32 diameter in the stranded form.KeithsCatch said:Isn't this the same stuff that used to come on spinnerbaits years ago? I think H&H spinnerbaits all came with this stuff. Initially I liked it until I started to see what happens to this stuff after a while. It starts to melt together and is quite nasty when it gets all gooey like melted rubberbands
So for that reason I like silicon better.
oldschool said:Like vinyl skirts, living rubber has a small niche market because of the wide range of colors available with silicone skirt materials are more popular. The same thing is true with hair jigs. What sells is what catches fisherman the best, not necessarily fish. Contrast and profile is far more important than blending perfectly into the environment. Have you ever seen an albino sunfish? that is because it can't hide!
FLMB are better sight oriented predators than NLMB and tend to look a lure over longer before striking it, unless you do not give them too much time. Bass must detect the lure to eat it, feel it moving through the water, see it and strike it. use natural colors, but not so blending into the back ground that something doesn't catch the basses senses to locate the lure. The solid color skirt materials work good, they are just too plain to sell well when compared to other materials offered today.
ALL of what you say is so true. I need to go catching with you.