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Tilapia color soft plastics #12551248
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Tilapia are mostly dull pearl with grayish stripes

Tilapia colored soft plastics are a dark green pumpkin with blue and black flake

Is this just an example of marketing a color to fishermen?

Or is there green pumpkin and blue in tilapia, and I’m just not seeing it?


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Re: Tilapia color soft plastics [Re: collincountytx] #12551447
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With over 100 varieties in the Tilapia family it's going to be hard to find consistency unless custom painted to represent local varieties. The more mass marketed a color the more likely to see variations.

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Thanks KD. My daughter has convinced me now that tilapia colored soft plastics are more gray than green





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Re: Tilapia color soft plastics [Re: collincountytx] #12554218
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The tilapia I've seen in Perky and Martin Creek are either very light green(females) almost invisible to almost solid black(males). I have seen a couple variants of those colors but that seems to be the norm.


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Re: Tilapia color soft plastics [Re: collincountytx] #12554480
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Just had this discussion last night with a friend of mine.
I like a light green (watermelon) with a touch of purple on it when I'm fishing waters with Tilapia in them.

Re: Tilapia color soft plastics [Re: collincountytx] #12554924
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Thanks for the feedback. Very much appreciated. I’ve been puzzled getting a good tilapia soft plastic color

I’m going to try light green mixed with a drop or two of black. Maybe some violet hi-light and some blue flake


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Re: Tilapia color soft plastics [Re: collincountytx] #12556540
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I found three recipes for tilapia color; they all had green pumpkin and blue flake. Two had violet highlight and silver+gold flake. I added a couple drops of black. Another recipe had amber

Ended up doing Tilapia/420 laminate senkos, craws, and 10 inch worms



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Re: Tilapia color soft plastics [Re: collincountytx] #12562889
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Made some Tilapia colored skirts to go with the plastics




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Those skirts look good with the flash and all!


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Re: Tilapia color soft plastics [Re: collincountytx] #12563634
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Thanks, picked up the skirt material from Barlow's yesterday.
They had exactly what I was looking for--gray/silver/green


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I kinda blended several tilapia subspecies into this one. If you could do something similar in a drop shot type worm I would sure buy some. White/silver with a hint of green, lavender, and pink.

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Those look awesome
As you can see, I make my own molds out of plaster of Paris and rtv silicone; so they won’t be machine perfect

I do have two different 7.5 inch finesse worm molds that I’ve made. They’ve worked well for me on drop shot and shaky (see pic below). At times, I do cut them to make them shorter
I owe you for a couple of jerkbaits any way; please pm your Mailing address)

I’ll pour some this week in a color scheme you suggested and ship them next weekend




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Brad—send me a pm with your address if you’d like to try any



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I know in the old days of fishing Fairfield that was stocked with Tilapia when we were fishing for bass we used to use Rainbow Trout RatLTraps. They worked great for the bass and would have a good old Redfish hit every once in a while also.


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Holographic version, also bug thanks to Collin county for the custom plastics will be using them on squaw in a few weeks.

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I was reading this post and figured I'd try to cobble together a Nile Tilapia pattern. It was done on an Academy 1.5 square bill blank that had been stripped for repainting. All the color is in pearls and opaques. Took a couple of hours to finish. Its not clear coated or glittered yet. Really makes for an interesting look in direct sunlight.

(not the best photo but it'll do)

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Originally Posted By: Bois d'arc
I was reading this post and figured I'd try to cobble together a Nile Tilapia pattern. It was done on an Academy 1.5 square bill blank that had been stripped for repainting. All the color is in pearls and opaques. Took a couple of hours to finish. Its not clear coated or glittered yet. Really makes for an interesting look in direct sunlight.

(not the best photo but it'll do)


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Re: Tilapia color soft plastics [Re: collincountytx] #12669003
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^^ that's some good stuff!! they are darn near invisible and that captures it well.


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