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#11512722 - 03/30/16 09:13 PM Simple is better?
Michael.Beaty Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 1135
Loc: south side of Texoma
So the other day I painted a bait that had so many color layers it turned out almost ugly haha. Well it got me thinking to about getting my butt kicked a few years back on an old bomber white and green backed crank. Well decided I'd go for that simple color. The outcome

#11513005 - 03/31/16 12:01 AM Re: Simple is better? [Re: Michael.Beaty]
basscat dad Offline
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Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 1127
Loc: savannah, texas
there you go!! i keep saying "less is more" with this lure stuff.
"dreamers have tomorrow if today does not come true"

#11513541 - 03/31/16 09:48 AM Re: Simple is better? [Re: Michael.Beaty]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1489
Nice work and great colors for just about all conditions. Here's a paint schedule very similar to the one you have pictured. It goes something like this:

-using Createx Airbrush Colors-

*Mix opaque yellow with white for the base coat (more white than yellow).
*Spray transparent bright yellow from gill to tail staying above the lateral line.
*Wrap the blank in scale mesh. Mix blue and yellow for a back color and spray from nose to tail allowing mist over the upper sides.
*Mix orange with white (more white than orange) for the throat area. Mist lightly from bill to belly hook.
*Mix black with white for the kill dot. Put the dot even with the eye and about the center of the blank.
*Lightly mist the entire blank with Silver pearl.
*Best looking with gold or red eyes.

The pattern "PeaGreen Shad" is still one of the most productive patterns in the crankbait box.


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