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#11089487 - 09/08/15 05:26 AM blueback shad
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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#11093926 - 09/10/15 07:55 AM Re: blueback shad [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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You may be on to something here. Like the purplish hue on the back. Is there a little yellowish hue on the gill plates? For me a little darker blue upper back and a deep blue almost dark violet backbone and just a touch of redish at center mass would sweeten the deal. Seems like Excalibur Fat Free Shads came in a pattern very close to yours...can't recall the name but it killed the bass all spring and summer long.

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#11094029 - 09/10/15 08:44 AM Re: blueback shad [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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You got the colors dead on I added just a light touch of a bone color around the gill plate.
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#11096117 - 09/11/15 07:31 AM Re: blueback shad [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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Suggestion on this one...darken the eye socket before you put the eyes in. Just a bit of color to "plaster of paris" the eyes. At times this touch really makes the eyes stand out. Good pattern.... well worth the time to develop further.

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#11096120 - 09/11/15 07:33 AM Re: blueback shad [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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You do great work man!

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