Skirted baits are no exception and they are all easily customized. With a simple skirt making kit you can add to or completely change the pattern of any jig, spinnerbait, buzzbait, or chatterbait. You can also revitalize an old worn out bait by putting on an new custom skirt. I purchased my kit and all my extra materials from FishingSkirts.com, this isn't a commercial for them I just like their product. You can also purchase the kits from various retailers including Tackle Warehouse.
Once you get your new kit you will notice it includes the necessary skirt threading tool, silicone skirt material, and rubber skirt bands to make several custom skirts. The process of making a skirt is simple, first you slide a band onto the skirt threading tool. Then you insert the wire threader into the tool. Next select two tabs of skirt material, maybe three if you are looking for a bulky lure. You hang the material on the wire and pull into into the tool. Then you roll the rubber skirt band onto the skirt tabs and pull it all out of the tool. You then trim to the desired length and you are ready to mount the new skirt onto the jig, spinnerbait, buzzbait, or chatterbait.
Below is a step by step photo graphical guide on how to build a skirt from Kennedale High School Outdoor Education teacher Danny Wilcox.
Hopefully you can use these resources as a guide to begin creating the skirted baits you have always dreamed of to catch fish in your home waterbody.
Until next time Happy Fishing
Steven Bardin M.S.