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Looking For A Good Craw Color And Pattern

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Happy Black Friday!! I am looking for a good craw color combo and pattern. What do you guys have to offer?

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Hey Net , I just stick to basic colors , greens/oranges/reds/browns , thats what works at the lake I fish. I'm just a average painter , Im sure the better airbrushers will chime in , Ive added a pic of some of the craws Ive been working on. Mike

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Most living crawdads are shades of brown. The thing that really gets a craw pattern popping is the accent color, which should match that of craws in the area where it is fished. Bright orange, yellow, red and blue are typical crawdad specie color accents. Google crayfish species in your state and you will often get a university study with pics. That's a good source for choosing colors that the bass in your area will gobble like candy.

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Hey Kris , someone from TU sent me my eyes , theres a ad called (Lisa & Ed's Eyes and More) listed here in TU , they sell the same type eyes Im using , different colors as well. The eyes have a stem , I cut the stem in half , drill a hole where the eyes would go , make sure the eyes will fit , paint the bait , then glue the eyes in last , clear coat the bait which seals the eyes in.

Mike

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Netman, I see you're in western N.C. Going through the crayfish species listed for western NC, almost all the species there are basic medium brown in color, with Carolina Blue accents. I've seen them like that around Boone N.C. I think a blue belly, medium brown sides, dark brown back with some blue specks would be a good color combo. I'd use black to outline suggestions of the body segments.

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Happy Black Friday!! I am looking for a good craw color combo and pattern. What do you guys have to offer?

Thanks

Net Man, This is one of my most popular colors for a craw pattern. I have sold this color all over the country and had nothing but great reviews. Hope this helps you........Oscar

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Oscar,

Thank you so much. This is what I was looking for from the start of this thread. That is a very nice color. I paint one that is close but does not have the orange color that yours has. Here is my best craw color:

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Mike

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Netman did you air brush in the lines for the crawdad? or is it a stencil?

looks very good

I used a stencil. It is much easier. Some times I go back over the stencil line and shade them free hand. Using a stencil is a great way IMO. It is easy to get the same pattern on both sides of the bait.

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I think a really good shading to do on a craw pattern is the Zoom Tequila worm color with browns and orange/red/browns. Goes right in line with what BobP was saying. It is surprising how many I have seen regurgitated in the live well that were of that tinting.

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Be careful of using regurgitated craws as examples for color. Once swallowed by fish, the acids in the fishes system will turn the crawfish different colors.

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Net Man, This is one of my most popular colors for a craw pattern. I have sold this color all over the country and had nothing but great reviews. Hope this helps you........Oscar

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IMO the thing that really sets this bait appart from all the other craw schemed baits is the eyes. the way they bulge out the head like an actual craws would.

Oscar where in the world did u get the eyes from????

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Thanks Oscar! i checked there website but couldnt find them. maybe ill drop them an email.

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