A Revolutionary New Design to the Silicone Fishing Lure Skirt
The EZ Skirt™ (patent pending) is the first truly new design innovation in the fishing lure skirt market in over 25 years. In addition to being easily replaceable on virtually any spinner bait and jig head design, it provides a level of style and coloration flexibility unparalleled in the industry.
The newest, second generation EZ Skirt™ is produced with seventy 2.5”, 16 mil, 50 shore top grade silicone strands, but can be custom produced in strand count from 45 to 162. Unlike the standard cut and banded skirt and the wrapped skirt, the EZ Skirt™ can be produced in an organized array of strand colors. A standard 70 strand EZ Skirt™ could be produced with 14 different colored strands strategically positions for effect. And with over 4,000 colors of silicone sheets produced with our silicone sheet molding process and print shop, the styles and variety of finished EZ Skirt™ is endless. Unlike any other lure skirt on the market, the EZ Skirt™ can be custom assembled to match the coloration of any custom painted jig head. The 30 shore silicone molded hub provides a tight, secure fit to any jig head, yet allows for easy replacement. The hub can also be produced in over 10 different standard colors for the ultimate in color coordination. We are proud to announce that the new EZ Skirt has been exclusively adopted as the skirt system for several of the hottest lures on the market today including Elaztech’s new patented ChatterBait™ and Strike King’s premium Kevin Van Dam spinner baits. This product is truly a revolution.
And now we introduce the freshwater EZ Skirt™ with our new patent pending SilaFlash™ strands, available in over 100 holographic metallic foil colors. Our new freshwater SilaFlash™ EZ Skirt™ combination provides yet another first in the freshwater tackle industry.
AVAILABLE IN 45 STANDARD COLOR/STYLES & ENDLESS CUSTOM VARIATIONS
For a complete viewing of our standard EZ Skirt™ color/styles, please refer to our online catalog in the “GLC Manufactured products” section of this website.
FEATURED ON INDUSTRY LEADING LURES
EASILY REPLACEABLE ON VIRTUALLY ANY LURE HUB DESIGN
NEW SILAFLASH™ FRESHWATER EZ SKIRT™
NEW Shortie Series (2”) EZ SKIRT™
The new Shortie Series EZ Skirt™ is a slightly smaller version of the original EZ Skirt. It is produced with seventy 2”, 14 mil, 50 shore pure silicone strands. Like its bigger brother, the Shortie Series EZ Skirt™ can be produced with 14 different colored strands. The new Shortie Series EZ Skirt™ is available with or without a 21 strand trailer.
MUSKIE EZ SKIRT™
The Muskie EZ Skirt™ (patent pending) is produced with forty eight 6”, 35 mil, 50 shore pure silicone strands. Like the standard EZ Skirt™, this version can also be produced in an array of strand colors. The Muskie EZ Skirt™ was designed with the Muskie and large freshwater and saltwater game fish fisherman in mind. A standard 56 strand Crappie EZ Skirt™ could be produced with 10 different colored strands. And with over 4,000 colors of silicone sheets produced with our silicone sheet molding process and print shop, the styles and variety of finished Muskie EZ Skirt™ is endless. Unlike any other lure skirt on the market, the EZ Skirt™ can be custom assembled to match the coloration of any custom painted jig head. The 30 shore silicone molded hub provides a tight, secure fit to any of the larger spinner bait and jig heads and also fits our 30g, 60g, and 90g Big EZ™ saltwater teaser heads. The hub can also be produced in 5 different standard colors for the ultimate in color coordination.
For a complete viewing of our standard Muskie EZ Skirt™ color/styles, please refer to our online catalog in the “GLC Manufactured Products” section of this website.
EZ SKIRT™ PRODUCTION
Our patented EZ Skirt™ production is a complex and labor-intensive process requiring highly skilled and talented workers. The process includes the following steps. We start with the finest materials – Dow Corning silicone, pigment, glitter and foils. Silicone pigments and glitter additives at precisely measured and mixed in our color lab. Then they are immersed in the raw 50 to 70 shore silicone through our 3 roll mill compounding process. After compounding, the pigmented silicone is extruded into strips and placed into various size and thickness molds and cured under controlled heat and pressure utilizing our 4 post, 200 ton presses to form sheets. If necessary, these sheets are chromed utilizing Z-Man’s patented foiling process. The sheets are then cut into 3 to 5 strand tabs in various lengths and widths depending on the EZ Skirt™ product being produced. In parallel, we compound 30 shore liquid silicone in various colors and use this silicone for injection molding the EZ Skirt™ hubs. Once the hubs and tabs are completed they are sent to the EZ Skirt™ assembly line for final assembly. We run 2 assembly lines, with 62 workers per line. The tabs are hand placed around the inner hub, the outer hub is compressed on and heat cured to fuse the hub and tabs together permanently.
EZ SKIRT™ PACKING
One of the age old problems for lure manufacturers that purchase and store large quantities of silicone skirts for their lure assembly process is the tendency of silicone strands to kink and take a set when stored in bulk for long periods of time. To help solve this problem, we have developed a packing technique for our EZ Skirt™ whereby we string 50 skirts onto a plastic rod and insert them into a cellophane tube. By using this packing process, our skirts can be stored for long periods of time and come out looking factory fresh.
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