Chamois-Cloth Trailers

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Don't throw away that old chamois cloth - instead, get a new one and make some excellent, reusable jig trailers with the old one. Using a fine-tip marker, trace the outlines of your most productive soft-plastic lures on the chamois, then cut them out with scissors. You can leave them their natural color or soak them in a Rid-dye solution for a few hours to give them some color, then dry them in the sun. Don't be put off by their dried-out appearance - when these baits get wet, they get soft and wiggly again. You can even leave them on the hook when you're done for the day, and they soften up again when they hit the water, unlike natural baits or dried-out soft-plastics.

— Rob Brewer, Newport News, Virginia