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#11665784 - 06/13/16 10:36 PM Shad imitations and underspins
Cowboytex Offline
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Gave the shad imitations another try.





The light blue didn't show up as well as I had hoped so I tried a darker blue. And I accidentally put the spot towards the belly instead of the back.




The dark blue drowned out the dark spot. I think I like the light blue best. I built up the bellies with yarn and added the white crystal Antron for a little more belly swell. The 2 main colors are weaved and the dark spot is just about a 1" piece of dark chenille that I tied in then cut flush with the body. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.
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#11665791 - 06/13/16 10:41 PM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: Cowboytex]
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I got some real nice underspins from REDGUN the other day and finally had a chance to tie a few up. I'm really diggin these things and he has done a real quality job on them. Here's my first 2 to tie up.



Thanks again Mark! Now all I gotta do is rip some lips with em! I'll try to take some pics when I do
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#11665984 - 06/14/16 07:12 AM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: Cowboytex]
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Originally Posted By: Cowboytex
I got some real nice underspins from REDGUN the other day and finally had a chance to tie a few up. I'm really diggin these things and he has done a real quality job on them. Here's my first 2 to tie up.



Thanks again Mark! Now all I gotta do is rip some lips with em! I'll try to take some pics when I do


Palestine crappie going to go NUTS over these two colors!!!! clap

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#11666401 - 06/14/16 10:32 AM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: REDGUN]
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I hope so. Gonna try to put a whoopin' on them tomorrow
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#11667660 - 06/14/16 08:05 PM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: Cowboytex]
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You did excellent matching that shad. Either blue will work. If you find some light purple, that will also work.
I'd like to find some chenille that had a mix of light blue and purple. Looking at a shad in the sun light, you can see those iridescent blue and purple colors.
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#11667872 - 06/14/16 09:40 PM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: Ken Gaby]
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Yes I know exactly what your talking about. That would be a cool chenille. The rainbow crystal that crazy angler carries is the closest thing I can think of of the irredecsencse that your talking about. But I bet a light blue/purple chenille would be killer
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#11668008 - 06/14/16 10:52 PM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: Cowboytex]
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Real nice, I am the lazy sort because on my jigs I do these jigs in shad grey and use a dye pen to color like I want them On the tail its a mix of grey and yellow which I call dirty yellow.

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#11668637 - 06/15/16 09:26 AM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: larry mays]
Cowboytex Offline
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Thanks Larry! I thought about using a marker or something but I wanted to test my tying skills, and I didn't have anything better to do lol. Do you mind posting a pic of yours? I love looking at other people's jigs and getting ideas.
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#11668835 - 06/15/16 10:28 AM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: Cowboytex]
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Good looking ties!

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#11669318 - 06/15/16 01:54 PM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: Skip_48]
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Thanks Skip!
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#11669858 - 06/15/16 05:18 PM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: Cowboytex]
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Nice work Cowboy...
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#11670894 - 06/16/16 08:31 AM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: Cowboytex]
Cowboytex Offline
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Thanks jig man!
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#11677845 - 06/20/16 10:37 AM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: Cowboytex]
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I tied a few of these up with bucktail. Thought the "fatter" tail might slow the fall a little. We did pretty good on them yesterday. thumb


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#11678350 - 06/20/16 02:12 PM Re: Shad imitations and underspins [Re: REDGUN]
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That looks nice! I like that chenille. I tried to order some in size 10 from Crazy Angler but he doesn't carry it in size 10. Definitely looks like fish food thumb
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