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Upside down paint job
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 02:25 PM
Anyone ever try painting lures upside down? A darker bottom, and lighter top? Will it catch fish? I'll be testing some out as soon as the lake thaws.
Posted 09 March 2007 - 02:37 PM
Wait! Don't do it! It will only catch the fish that are swimming backwards.
Posted 09 March 2007 - 03:01 PM
I Paint Dying Flutter's-Devils Horse- and Bango Lures with upside down patterns quite frequently.
I can't say they catch more fish but I certainly dont think it makes the lure less productive.
Posted 09 March 2007 - 03:20 PM
It would make sense seeing that the fish would see the natural pattern instead of the fisherman.
Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:08 PM
It's been done on and off for years, it's called countershading generally. The general idea is that if preyfish evolved through natural selection to blend in with their appropriate background, upside down should be more visible.
It has never really caught on obviously.
Personally, I like them! My view is I treat them like colorful baits like firetiger. Not entirely natural, but useful in less than clear water conditions.
Of course if you are talking more of a walk-the-dog or twich bait, that's slightly different, this is done to immitate a (almost) dead prey imo.
Posted 09 March 2007 - 08:22 PM
H!If I make a top water lure or a jerkbait.,I like to have dark colors on the belly and flo or very visible colors on the top!!The reason is simple!,Fish that pray on top water lure see it from below,so if the belly is white it will blend with the sky!!So less visible for tha fish!And the reason for the bright top is for the fisherman!Easy to see the lure in the water.
Posted 09 March 2007 - 10:51 PM
I've done several "belly-up" paint jobs with shap raps and rouge's.
Posted 11 March 2007 - 08:19 AM
see like a fish. no i dont think so . to many things happen under the water lght etc . better fish trap maybe