Bad weather and slow fishing are just two of the reasons to add trailers to lures of all types. Depending on the type you choose, trailers almost always have a positive effect on results. They can make a small lure appear larger and more attractive to big fish, they can provide a complementary or contrasting color to a lure and, when a scented trailer is used, they can double their appeal. Because trailers come in many sizes and shapes, they can be teamed with all kinds of lures to attract anything from panfish to giant muskies. A trailer can be as simple as the end of a soft-plastic lure pinched off and pressed into service, or one designed for a specific job. Beyond soft-plastic varieties, there are also pork chunks and strips; skirts of rubber, silicone and other materials; strips of chamois from auto polishing rags; spinner blade trailers; and treble hooks dressed with feathers, fur or synthetics.