Tenn. shad color's
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Posted 10 September 2003 - 08:03 AM
Any suggestions on the back coloring trying to get a Tenn. shad scheme but can't seem to get it right ?
Posted 10 September 2003 - 10:43 AM
I've seen several variations of this pattern.Some use a olive green for the back,some use a bluegreen...some use gray..Nathan
Posted 10 September 2003 - 06:46 PM
The true tenn shad color was originally a pearl body.Then you paint the back solid black and then scale the back only with a yellow gold. Then a black stripe down the middle of the back.
Posted 10 September 2003 - 09:10 PM
I have had good results with the following combo:
white base coat
pearl white body
orange belly (or throat, or red if prefer)
iridescent gold for scale
I run the black back on the back and down the "shoulders" of the bait to carry the scales well down into the body. I also shoot the irid gold scales onto the pearl sides for more scale flash. I clear coat after the scales are done, then spray on the detail (gills, eyes, dots etc). Think there are some pictures of some little N's up on my yahoo photo page of this color (in the process, without details). If not let me know & I will post or send you some.
Posted 10 September 2003 - 09:12 PM
Sorry...forgot to mention the black "stripe" really sort of follows contour of bait down the back.
Posted 11 September 2003 - 08:26 AM
Thank's all I've went thru the bait catalog's and everybody seem's to have something different,also sometimes I seem to see the red's and green's just a little different than everyone else