is that a cotter pin? How does that thing look in the water (the true test)?
Hey Nick let me see if I can explain the different ways I do it. The key to a skirt is all in the flair. Basically you want 360 degrees and you want it out from the body. This creates a pulse on retrieve. You dont want clumping or lumps in the rubber. When it dies on retrieve or jigging on the bottom you again want it to spread out and move or breath if that makes sense. This is the key.I'm always curious, how do you go about adding all those rubber legs on your flies? Are you tying them in a few at a time, wrapping them like hackle while leaving one end of the bunch attached to the rubber they come on, or putting them in a brush or loop or something?
I've been kicking around the idea of using legs like that on some albacore trolling flies