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Yamamoto natural shad senko

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 Does anyone have a recipe for this color?  It looks so simple......semi transparent gray/silver with gold flake but as I'm learning nothing  is usually straight forward with making baits albeit Im a newbie.  Thank you.  

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I used Lure Craft's minnow silver for that one with small black and gold flake.  If you go that route, minnow silver needs to be mixed a bunch as the glitter will separate from the color.  Also, if you're adding salt, it will make the bait more opaque looking. 

Hope this helps :)

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I'm guessing other silvers won't work because they will be too dominant and the bait will not have a clear look to it.  If you don't have minnow silver, maybe try a very light smoke. 

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1 hour ago, alsworms said:

I'm guessing other silvers won't work because they will be too dominant and the bait will not have a clear look to it.  If you don't have minnow silver, maybe try a very light smoke. 

Would silver hilite in smoke plastic do the same thing?

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3 hours ago, mark poulson said:

Would silver hilite in smoke plastic do the same thing?

See.....now they didn't have silver hi-lite when I poured.  LOL  But yeah......I don't see why it wouldn't with a very, VERY light smoke. 

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My copy of the yammie  natural  shad

4 oz plastic

1/ tablespoon of salt

1 drop of black

pinch of halo gold .015

pinch of black .015

how much salt you use and. Black you use depends on what you want for your copy

i make grubs and stick worms in that color (they kill)

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Gonna make some in next day or so.....i really appreciate everyone's help...im gonna use MF soft sinking plastic for first time so im anticipating tweaking to the great suggestions.....ill have a solid start

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Thanks for everyone's help.   Results in Pic.   I think its a 95% match and Im satisfied with it.  I did a 15 min water test comparing to Yamamoto Natural Shad Senko ( same hook and line ).   My version had a very slightly slower sink rate so I added another tablespoon of salt for fun ( haven't tested that version yet because I'm happy with my results).  What I did notice was after 15min water test the Yamamoto color faded a bit , mine did not, so even a 100% color match out of mold would be irrelevant.   My version is a bit softer ( softer plastic and probably less salt/additives than yamamoto) but the action was great.   As we know there are so many variables in making plastics  I used a lilttle of everyone's suggestions.  Below is what I did.   Again thanks to everyone who helped and I hope this will help someone....   Next quest sexy shad....

1 cup of MF soft sinking plastic

2 pinches of .15 black flake

1 pinch of . 15 gold flake

1 pinch of  Halo gold flake

3 TBS of MF flake salt

2 drops of X2 black

2 drops of X2 white

4 drops of MF silver  

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My favorite color senko. I just use very little of the smallest size flake in black and gold.

Allen

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