To some, skirting lures is a science. Adding more or using less definitely affects the way some lures swim, and many crews have added a second or third layer of skirts to their favorite lure to help keep it in the water on rough days. And everyone has a favorite skirt material as well. The folks at Chain Gang Innovations recently introduced a line of trolling lures that come with an extra bit of heavy metal — several strands of bead chain — in the skirts. Chain Gang lures come in four different head shapes: Ahi, Mahi Mouthful, Katana and Mean Machine. All have up to 12 strands of anodized brass bead chain incorporated into the lure heads. The Katana features a unique, oblong plunger-style head and comes in sizes big enough to get the attention of the big girls. The bead-chain skirts are anodized to match the colors of the head and plastic skirts, and they will not come out of the heads. The chains are proven to withstand more than 70 pounds of pulling pressure, so this is one set of skirts you won’t have to replace. The lures are sold unrigged or as a combo with a double-hook set. For more information, visit www.chainganglures.com.