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I would like to know everyones take on living rubber. If you like it tell why and if you dont like it tell why. I personally like it I feel that it moves much better than silocone and when a bait is sitting still it still moves with the water movement.
 

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living rubber is round and flat and it can be bought on ebay for the old stuff that isnt made anymore. I just bought some off ebay about 30 feet of it in different colors. If you want some and cant find it go there and do a advanced search for luresva and he usually is selling a bunch of it. I got some of this flat orange that some guy had taken the time to take a permenant marker and make it look like firetiger. I put a couple skirts together last nite and let me tell you It was the best firetiger I have ever seen. By the way I also thought ho_shi was asian cause of the way he types. LOL
 

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I just got in about 300ft. of living rubber and still have not gotten all the colors that I ordered. If anyone is interested I can sell it to you in 2ft. sections for $1.25. I have orange, purple, and yellow as of now but will be getting red, chartreuse and blue by next week.
 

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I saw today that barlow's is selling the round living rubber, infact I am looking at the catalog right now. They are selling it for a 1/4 lb 5.99 and for a 1lb. $20.00. I personally like the flat living rubber better than the round, but they are both better than silocone in my opinion.
 

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I have been using this stuff for a while now and it has never melted together on me. A good friend of mine also made spinnerbaits for 30 years and pretty much used only living rubber and never had any problems or complaints. Now I know in florida it gets pretty hot but it does in NC as well.
 

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Tom,

You are exactly
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.
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Tom,
ALL of what you say is so true. I need to go catching with you.
 
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