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black/yellow crackle craws

black/yellow crackle craws

Ben's baits looked so good, I had to give the color scheme a try.
I really like the contrast for off color water.

    Very Nice!
    Man those look good Mark. Really like that color scheme. May have to steal that one and give it a try myself.

    Mar 29 2011 10:46 AM
    Hey Mark

    Those Look Nice

    Those are stunning. Did you use sharpie for the lines?
    Big Bass Man
    Apr 01 2011 06:16 AM
    Nice work on the crackle!!
    mark poulson
    Apr 01 2011 02:03 PM

    Those are stunning. Did you use sharpie for the lines?

    Yes, I put a yellow base coat, with a little green on the back to give it a slight chartruese, and then I used a black solvent based sharpie to mark the outline, and the joints.
    I find that, by doing the outline first, I see enough outline through the crackle to give the impression of the crawdad body parts. If the sharpie is covered too much, I use a brown or green sharpie afterward to highlight the outline.
    I thin when the crank is grinding on the bottom, or swimming, the lines give the lure the crawdad look.
    And it's a reaction bite, so anything that makes it more realistic can't hurt.
    I keep telling myself that bass see differently than we do, so I just want to give a good impression of a crawdad.
    mark poulson
    Apr 03 2011 09:25 AM
    I fished the lower one yesterday, on a lake that had come up 10' over the past week! Dirty water, fish suspending and fish tight to cover because of the fast rising water.
    I caught two nice fish on it in front of some brush along a creek channel leading into a cove.
    It really comes through brush and snags well, as long as I fish it slow and let off on it when I feel it get hung up.
    Perfect scenario for dirty water and fish that are tight to cover.
    Great idea to use a sharpie for those lines!