The fish skin lure has a sturdy top coat, but repeated fishing may cause cracks and chips in the top coat. The same applies if you hit an obstacle during casting.

This lure has a missing coating due to repeated bites.

If the top coat is peeled off (or chipped), the fish skin under the coat will be soaked with water from the fishing grounds and microorganisms will adhere to it. If you neglect to dry the lure as it is, the fish skin will be discolored like this.

Compared to the photo immediately after production, you can see that the fish skin has corroded and discolored.

The current coating of Fresh Bait Lures has been improved compared to the one at the time of launch. It is more familiar to fish skin, has stickiness and strength, and enhances adhesion.

However, it is still not possible to handle all situations. Accumulation of repeated impacts can cause the top coat to crack or tear. (This is true for all lures on the market)

In this regard, Fresh Bait Lures has a special treatment that prevents moisture from spreading inward even if the top coat is torn. However, even so, it is not perfect, so please take care of it so that you can use it for a long time.

If the top coat is damaged, repair it.
You can send it to Fresh Bait Lures, or you can repair it yourself.

After fishing, take it out of the tackle box and let it dry.
It is recommended to hang it in a well-ventilated place.

If you pay attention to these two points, you can use it for a long time.

Also, if you want to repair the coating by yourself, please be careful of the following.

Self-repair when the coating is scratched or chipped
Repair by applying a lure coating agent, UV resin, instant adhesive, etc.

Self-repair when the coating is missing and the underlying fish skin is exposed
First, wash the lure thoroughly with tap water and then dry it thoroughly. After it has dried thoroughly, apply a lure coating agent, UV resin, instant adhesive, etc. to repair it. Fish skin is an organic substance. Repairing with bacteria in the water may cause corrosion.

A fish skin lure that has the potential to produce explosive fishing results. There is a slight quirk in its handling, but I hope you can interpret this as one of the characteristics of natural materials.