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Sticky Skirts

Freshwater Trolling Lures Sticky Skirts

Trolling lures aren’t getting any cheaper, and it always seems like our favorite lures take the most beating— probably because we run them the most. Sometimes older lures will still be in great shape but the skirt becomes a little stiff or sticky.

If the Trolling lure sticky skirts starts to show signs of wear, it can change the way the lure swims, so I found a few easy ways to get them back into shape.

First I clean them up using regular soap and water. Then I spray the skirts with a plastic dressing such as one of the products made for detailing and protecting the interior of a car.

If the skirts are really sticky, I will start with Goo Gone, a great cleaning product that gets just about anything off. Then I will wipe the skirt down, and coat it with the plastic protectant spray.

This cleaning process will buy you some time and get you a few more uses before you have to re-skirt the lure head.

Capt. Scott Goodwin
Capt. Scott Goodwin started fishing in the lakes of Kentucky where he grew up. A move to Florida, however, brought him into a whole new realm of fishi...