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Chicken Scratch

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I recently discovered a saltwater paint pattern called CHICKEN SCRATCH. I made one of my Musky Pappys (Grandma clone) with it. Whatcha think of it?

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The Gill style is unique, combined with the yellow body it really stands out. Now I'm tempted to borrow the gill pattern :)

You mentioned you discoverthe pattern.... hmmm what's the history of the pattern? I'm sure there is a lineage to it? :D

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Thanks for the compliments. I'm still trying to find out some history on this pattern. At the moment, the only thing I know is that it is an old standard pattern for saltwater striped bass.

'I "borrowed" the pattern from the saltwater folks, so I suppose it's okay if anyone else wants to use it, too.

If I make more, I think I'll make a stencil for the gills.

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i believe the "chicken scratch" name is pretty much just slang for that coloration of that particular plug.i think it's a jersey thing.i believe it was originally offered up on some cordel swimmers frequently used in the surf.a couple of other geographical slang names (east coast) for some saltwater favorites are "school bus"(a dark orangish yellow with black stripes,or scales along the back and sides,with a shot of red in the chin)mostly made in bombers.and "blurple" a color scheme of black over a dark purple.it is used alot for night time fishing in the surf.

guzz

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