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#11742390 - 07/26/16 12:10 AM Tennessee pearl g87s
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
Had a customer asking for this pattern, I had never sprayed it before, but I sure like how it turned out.

White base
Gloss blk back
Sepia on the top radius
Pearl white overcoat everything
Brite orange throat patch



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#11742458 - 07/26/16 06:49 AM Re: Tennessee pearl g87s [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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Darn good looking bait Brad.

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#11742739 - 07/26/16 09:36 AM Re: Tennessee pearl g87s [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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Thank you sir got some better pics this morning with the sun up.


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#11743609 - 07/26/16 05:37 PM Re: Tennessee pearl g87s [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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My FIL sent me a bunch of pre-Rapala chug bugs, and he wanted me to paint some in bleeding tennessee shad. Fortunately one of the ones he sent was that color. From what I can tell from them, they had a platinum pearl belly (I had to just kinda dirty up some white pearl, cause I didn't have any platinum pearl). Then from the midline up it was sprayed black with a gold sprayed on top of that (scale pattern), black back, and fluorescent orange throat. Then red gills and "blood splatter" and the yellow eyes.

I really like you pattern, just thought I'd remind you of an old pattern that is similar. I have a handful of these chug bugs along with some old pop-rs. Haven't decided what to do with them yet. I caught a lot of fish on those chug bugs before they were bought out.
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#11745259 - 07/27/16 02:53 PM Re: Tennessee pearl g87s [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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Awesome bait Brad.

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#11745271 - 07/27/16 02:57 PM Re: Tennessee pearl g87s [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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nice!
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#11762043 - 08/06/16 04:29 PM Re: Tennessee pearl g87s [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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Now those are awesome.
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#11767371 - 08/09/16 12:07 PM Re: Tennessee pearl g87s [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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Nice looking baits. Regarding that pattern, have you done any that weren't as dark on top ? It'd be interesting to see what a more subtle dorsal area looked like.

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#11767419 - 08/09/16 12:27 PM Re: Tennessee pearl g87s [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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No sir, on the deep divers I prefer a hard contrast in colors from the main color to the back color. It seams to be more productive for me. I could definitely lighten it up some and possible go with a greenish back color more like the sk Tennessee shad.
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#11767517 - 08/09/16 01:10 PM Re: Tennessee pearl g87s [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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Very cool .... Just thought I'd ask smile

Been doing some study on various shad photos, so I'm always interested to see people's interpretation of the various species and locales. I dig your pattern a lot...looks like it'd be effective.

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#11767526 - 08/09/16 01:13 PM Re: Tennessee pearl g87s [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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The harder contrast makes sense on a deep diver as well

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