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#12548557 - 12/22/17 09:48 PM Color guide
B.Byars Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 130
Loc: waco, texas
Has anyone ever seen or used one of these? I saw one for the first time yesterday.

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#12548580 - 12/22/17 10:01 PM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
cwil Offline
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Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 224
Loc: NRH, TX
We gave one to my dad, probably as a Christmas gift, when I was like 11 or 12 years old. That was back around 1983 or 1984-ish. We took it to Canada Walleye fishing one year when I was 14. Don't remember using it too much other than the Canada trip. I bet he still has it some where at home.

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#12548582 - 12/22/17 10:04 PM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13950
Loc: Hurst, TX
Heck yeah!

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#12548587 - 12/22/17 10:11 PM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
B.Byars Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 130
Loc: waco, texas
Thats crazy...never even knew they existed

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#12548607 - 12/22/17 10:23 PM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
There was one also made that gave the PH and color selection. The PH was much more helpful.
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#12548657 - 12/22/17 11:16 PM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
Scoundrel Offline
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Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 730
Loc: Bedrock.
Seems like I remember as those Color-C-Lectors first came out there were lure manufacturers (maybe Cordell) that jumped on the hype and made lures that matched those somewhat pastel hue colors.


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#12548716 - 12/23/17 06:03 AM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
tmd11111 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 483
Loc: San Angelo
I bet if i look hard enough in my attic or garage I could find mine, Got it as a gift 25 or so years ago.

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#12548720 - 12/23/17 06:09 AM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
saibling Offline
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Registered: 05/25/11
Posts: 122
Yup buddy gave m3 one. it a neat item

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#12548722 - 12/23/17 06:21 AM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12982
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Yep they started making all kinds of crank bait colors to match the color selector.

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#12548724 - 12/23/17 06:24 AM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 13853
Loc: Dallas, TX
I’ve seen the newer digital one at Cabelas somewhat recently
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#12549049 - 12/23/17 01:15 PM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
west tex angler Offline
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Registered: 05/01/14
Posts: 553
Loc: azle texas
Did any of you'll ever use the water temp gauge? You would attach it to a sensor and lower to the right dept/water temp. The line to the temp sensor was color marked. Pretty cool also.
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#12549082 - 12/23/17 01:53 PM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4707
Loc: somervell county
Those were originally marketed by Dr. Loran Hill during the early/mid 80's. They were promoted by Bill Dance and Jimmy Houston. Here is the "new" version available still today: https://www.ispikeit.com/product/6/color-c-lector They old ones worked as good back then as the HydroWave works today! laugh
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#12549103 - 12/23/17 02:26 PM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
D1988 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/16
Posts: 11
Loc: Texas
Yes I remember my dad having one. It worked great. I remember using colors you would never think about. We would kill em back then. That was the good old days.

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#12549295 - 12/23/17 05:32 PM Re: Color guide [Re: D1988]
H2ODawg67 Offline
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Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 146
Loc: Kansas
My dad just gave me his that we would use back in the hayday. We would not us3 it everytime but if we was struggling he would bring it out and we would tie on the color that it was recommending and we would catch fish. I don't know why we didn't use it more often.
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#12549312 - 12/23/17 05:54 PM Re: Color guide [Re: B.Byars]
MV Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 3848
Loc: richardson tx usa
still have mine. also they had norman crank baits to match the color to it

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