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Old 04-28-06, 10:43 PM   #1
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Do you guys switch blade colors depending on water? I have heard to stay with double chrome willows in clear and or sunny skies, and single colorado gold blade for muddy and or overcast skies
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I switch depending on both water clarity and cloud cover. This is the rule of thumb I use:
Blade color:
silver when it is sunny
gold front/silver rear blades when it is mostly sunny
Silver front/gold rear blades when it is mostly cloudy
Copper when it is cloudy
Night-black(don't fish nights very often)

Blade type:
Clear-double willow
Slightly stained-Indiana/willow
Stained-Colorado/willow
Muddy-big, single Colorado

That seems to work pretty well for me.
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Old 04-28-06, 11:50 PM   #3
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I switch depending on both water clarity and cloud cover. This is the rule of thumb I use:
Blade color:
silver when it is sunny
gold front/silver rear blades when it is mostly sunny
Silver front/gold rear blades when it is mostly cloudy
Copper when it is cloudy
Night-black(don't fish nights very often)

Blade type:
Clear-double willow
Slightly stained-Indiana/willow
Stained-Colorado/willow
Muddy-big, single Colorado

That seems to work pretty well for me.
What color skirts do you use?
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Old 04-28-06, 11:59 PM   #4
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Mainly white, chartreuse, chartreuse blue tip, white/chartreuse and chartreuse/blue/white. Occasionally I'll throw gold and copper. I make my own spinnerbaits so I can customize them the way I want.
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Old 04-29-06, 06:01 AM   #5
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but as I always say..don't be afraid to try what your gut tells you to do. There is no rule written in stone when it comes to fishing.
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Old 04-29-06, 06:23 AM   #6
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Great explanation Reb. Gotta add one more color to your list buddy. Blue Glimmer or as some call it Blue herring. Give it a try bud. Great color and works just about every where.
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Now that I think about it I do use that color, Lasr-lumped it in with the white, I guess
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Old 04-29-06, 02:34 PM   #8
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the only time i use a red/yellow skirt is just after the spawn when they are guarding fry.. other than that white,white/chart,chart gold flake.. i do have some in gold ones and some black ones..
mostly going with white..

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i mainly only use white and chartruse spinnerbaits
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Old 04-29-06, 02:44 PM   #10
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try some diff. colors..you'd be surprised.
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i use purple and black and camo green as well but white and chart are the best imo
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Old 04-29-06, 05:14 PM   #12
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reb where can you get the supplies to make your own spinnerbaits?
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I get them here, wareagle:

http://www.staminainc.com/main.html
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Old 04-29-06, 05:28 PM   #14
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you can get every thing you need from this site here
http://www.luremaking.com/

thats where i get my stuff
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Old 04-29-06, 05:54 PM   #15
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the best colors I've used are black/gold White/Red White/Blue Chartreuse bluegill and chartreuse/blue tip
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white/blue isnone of my favs

cant wait to try rebs awsome spinnerbaits
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Reb, do you know what your cost per spinnerbait is after assembly? I was wondering if it cost effective to make my own as well. I checked out the web site and just by going through the parts lists for a very simple bait it worked out to about $2.80 each, but some cases you have to buy at least 100 beads because of the cost break down, so you have quite a bit of materials left over to make more, which may drop the price even more. Do you purchase the heads or pour your own, because this will make a difference in price as well. Just wondering.
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Bassguy, I get the King spinnerbait heads-I like the detail. I figured out the cost/bait a while back-if I remember right it was around $3.08 per bait. The thing I like best is I can customize them the way want.
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reb, thats the key, being able to have to the freedom and also a unique spinnerbait that may not be on the market
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am with reb not only is it fun to build your own but very rewwarding to catch a fish on a spinnerbait that you made.. sure you can buy hundreds of differant kinds but it is a rare thing to actually find a blade that is set up the way "i" want it..i also add a very exspensive blades on mine.. some of mine top out at $17 each from scratch..


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tony and me had lead molds and the whole nine yards, the wire we used back then was way thicker than todays, but like zooker said, its nice to go find unique blades and make your own, I used to have some hammered dark copper indiana blades that were as big as a tennis ball, talk about thumpin!
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reb, thats the key, being able to have to the freedom and also a unique spinnerbait that may not be on the market
As you shall soon see !
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it is alot cheaper to buy your product in mass bulk supply (by the 1000) as i just figured out after spending 500 bucks on my custom tackle company manufacturing flippen jigs

it is even cheaper if you buy the lead molds and pour the lead your self thats what i do you just have to be careful not to injest any of it or spill the hot lead on you (which just happened to me today ouch)
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what the heck is he doing
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