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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:37 PM
what do you think will it pass as a perch????
4" 1 1/2.oz
Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:29 PM
Nice airbrush work, but Bruce is going to shout 'bout the pics! They need reducing.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:56 PM
Nice! I guess it depends on what part of the country you're targeting. Perch vary greatly in color. If it were a Great Lakes perch, it would need a greener side, and a distinct orange splash at the pectoral fin.
Here's a pic of the perch around the Great Lakes area
Edited by Downriver Tackle, 14 August 2008 - 08:58 PM.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:14 PM
awesome thanks for the pic i have been looking for a good one and thats the best sofar:yay:
Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:54 PM
The best place for pics is Yahoo images. Lots of pics of actual fish people caught and great baitfish pics too!
Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:58 AM
Nice work Smitty.
Well it's got the dark stripes and yellow body so will it pass as a yellow perch ?? Sure it will. Get them hooks on and give it a shot
Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:00 PM
DT, a dozen or so of those and it's Fish Fry time! Smitty, I agree with Phil - go fish it! No crankbait is going to look and act EXACTLY like a perch. If yours has the "visual cues" the predator is looking for and a decent action, it's gonna get bit. Black bars, greenish gold undertone and some orange on the belly will do it. Take a look at a factory bait in perch pattern, for example a Rapala, and you'll see the "standard". If the perch in your area vary, you can make appropriate changes and fish a killer bait.
Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:41 PM
I like your paint design , kept simple but somehow impressive , takes it to the point !
And that's , what I wanna say :
As long , as it has these vertical dark stripes on a more or less lighter background (no matter , of what base color) , it is a perch !
I believe , that it is the stripes , that trigger the strikes , when feeding on perch , the predators will go for these !
@ Downriver Tackle
Thanks for that pic , now I know , how your local perch look like !
Slightly different to our European ones , ours have a bigger first fin on the back compared to the one ahead of tail , also they have a large black spot on the front end of the first bigger fin .
Also the tail fin and all belly fins are red/orange , but all in all , they don't seem to be that much different !
greetz , diemai
Posted 16 August 2008 - 08:29 AM
nice looking lure , but liked it before you added the throat and fins. JMO
Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:11 PM
I am of same opinion like scottishghillie , just a very small dash of red just under the bill or tail would have been enough for my taste , also the attached feathers on the tailhook might minor the wobbling action .
But surely the fish would make the final judgement on your lure:yes: , still a nice piece of work:yay: !
greetz , diemai