smitty919

yellow perch???

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Nice airbrush work, but Bruce is going to shout 'bout the pics! They need reducing.

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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

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Edited by Downriver Tackle

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awesome thanks for the pic i have been looking for a good one and thats the best sofar:yay:

The best place for pics is Yahoo images. Lots of pics of actual fish people caught and great baitfish pics too!

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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 :yay:

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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.

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@ smitty919

I like your paint design , kept simple but somehow impressive , takes it to the point ;):yes::yay:!

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 :yes:!

@ 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

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@ smitty919

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

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