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black mamba crankbaits and ghost craw #10631099 02/19/15 08:42 PM
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thought i'd throw these up here and get some feedback. the crank looks much better than the photos show. the lighter color is actually an ivory on all three. the 2.5's look gray and the 1.5 looks blue. not sure why the pic makes it look that way.
the craw is a neat idea but needs work.




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Re: black mamba crankbaits and ghost craw [Re: basscat dad] #10632724 02/20/15 03:19 PM
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The top two lures look like a good choice for darker water or overcast windy days....really like the color shift on the 1.5 ...looks like a bright blue base coat then scale mesh then white over the center mesh followed by the Ivory you mentioned. Take the mesh off and you have what appears to be a bluish scale pattern. I might finish the bait out just like you did and then mist a little Iridescent blue over it for a little flash....the glitter is perfect....silver with a little blue. I'm thinkin' that bait would kill when the sun is low or the day is overcast. PM'd you.

Re: black mamba crankbaits and ghost craw [Re: basscat dad] #10666781 03/04/15 02:27 PM
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Those black mambas look awesome! Great work!


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Re: black mamba crankbaits and ghost craw [Re: basscat dad] #10666842 03/04/15 02:41 PM
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I wonder if the color variation may involve the background or bounce from your clothing as well as angle. Artificial light has a way of bending colors as well which is why you have multi color flakes when that's not the case as you know what you used. Holographic flake is notorious for this but is the purpose for it's use.
Pic 2 would be killer with a touch of burnt orange/red on the throat and gill plate and possibly eliminate the black dot or move it to the gill plate area. A really nice contrast that would be stark enough for a fish to key in on.
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