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Title: Soft Plastic Color Recipes
Post by: Curt on February 13, 2015, 07:23:50 PM
I've attached a PDF file to this post with a ton of color recipes for soft plastics.

These should cover a lot of different colors!

But, I also know that people who pour their own baits have their personal preferences, or maybe colors you've made up over time, so if you have recipes written down, please add them below, as part of this thread.

Looking forward to seeing this thread grow  (yes)
Title: Re: Soft Plastic Color Recipes
Post by: Jig Man on February 14, 2015, 08:15:41 AM
I do have a few but mostly I use the cook book on tackle underground when I need something special.
Title: Re: Soft Plastic Color Recipes
Post by: Mitz on February 14, 2015, 09:00:13 AM
I have been making my own baits now for a while and have really found a couple of colors I stick with however I'm amazed how colors I just  throw together tend to work so good.

Sometimes going off script really pays off! I'll post some of my creations.

-Mitz
Title: Re: Soft Plastic Color Recipes
Post by: Bullet3119 on February 14, 2015, 09:01:56 AM
Over the past couple of years, my partner and I have managed to narrow down our colors to just a few on our home lake. Of course that all changes when we go somewhere else. There are a couple of colors we've found to work pretty much everywhere though.
Title: Re: Soft Plastic Color Recipes
Post by: Curt on February 14, 2015, 09:02:31 AM
I do have a few but mostly I use the cook book on tackle underground when I need something special.

LOL.. now why doesn't that surprise me?  (giggle)
Title: Re: Soft Plastic Color Recipes
Post by: Curt on February 14, 2015, 09:03:19 AM
I have been making my own baits now for a while and have really found a couple of colors I stick with however I'm amazed how colors I just  throw together tend to work so good.

Sometimes going off script really pays off! I'll post some of my creations.

-Mitz

Sometimes it makes you wonder if maybe we place too much emphasis on color? Hmmm  (hmm)
Title: Re: Soft Plastic Color Recipes
Post by: Curt on February 14, 2015, 09:05:11 AM
There are a couple of colors we've found to work pretty much everywhere though.

This is pretty true everywhere. I think that we, as anglers, tend to make things more complicated than they need to be.

But if you pour your own baits, or even make your own kind of other lures, experimenting with different colors is half the fun  (yes)
Title: Re: Soft Plastic Color Recipes
Post by: Mitz on February 14, 2015, 09:06:17 AM
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Sometimes it makes you wonder if maybe we place too much emphasis on color? Hmmm  (hmm)

When your catching them yeah but when they are not biting the bottom of my boat looks like a yard sale gone bad. I throw every color I have. That is another reason I limit what is in my boat so I don't spend more time changing then fishing.
Title: Re: Soft Plastic Color Recipes
Post by: Curt on February 14, 2015, 09:14:25 AM
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Sometimes it makes you wonder if maybe we place too much emphasis on color? Hmmm  (hmm)

When your catching them yeah but when they are not biting the bottom of my boat looks like a yard sale gone bad. I throw every color I have. That is another reason I limit what is in my boat so I don't spend more time changing then fishing.

Exactly. We make it too complicated. Changing colors can sometimes make a difference, I won't argue that point. But most times changing presentations will make more of a difference  ;)

Here's a good example of when a color change did make a huge difference.

I was out fishing with my brother-in-law on a sunny day on a very small lake with very clear water. I was throwing a T rigged red shad 7 inch worm. I wasn't getting bit.

He started throwing a T rigged worm, same size and style, but in a green shad. He was hammering the bass!

After this went on for a while, I changed to green shad and wham, it was on for me too!

Clearly a color preference that day. I tend to think it was more because of the water color than because the bass preferred a certain color. But the bass never did whisper in my ear to tell me why  (giggle)
Title: Re: Soft Plastic Color Recipes
Post by: Bullet3119 on February 14, 2015, 09:45:31 AM
I agree totally..that sometimes it does matter. I was just saying a lot of times there is a few go to colors (maybe not a stock color ;)) that seem to work in most normal conditions.