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On 2/23/2021 at 2:47 AM, Trevor cross said:

Can someone tell me how to get a really shiny color I was requested by someone to make the shinnest bait ever

I know this is a little old, but maybe someone still needs to have an idea. 

First, Define really shiny.  I have found that if I paint a dust color on the surface of the mold before I pour or inject, it comes out super shiny.  Below are options I have used.



This does not provide a soft plastic bat that looks like the regular colors, but it will provide various "super shinny" options.  The metallic is the best at that.

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9 hours ago, vabandit said:

Does anyone have a soft plastic recipe for black grape worm. 

There are many black grapes out there.  Do you have a picture of what you're looking for?  I used just basic Lure Craft black grape and was very happy with it. 

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Lurecrafts black grape is a nice color. I started making some big 11”  junebug ribbon tail worms with it & they really look nice.  Just use it & figure out how many drops per ounce it takes to suit you. 

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4 hours ago, SwampCracker said:

Anybody have good saltwater color recipes? or a place to find some to get started. I'm looking for some rootbeer, electric chicken, mullet styles, greenbacks, new penny, etc.

I used to make swimbaits for a salt water charter boat in southern California and Big Hammer is a great place to start.  This was the color chart that I used.  Pretty sure I've got the recipes for all these somewhere.  If I remember right, Atomic Punk and Margarita are very close to Electric Chicken and baits like Toast and Kelp Kritter are similar to New Penny. 


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2 hours ago, alsworms said:

Yeah being primarily a fresh water bass fisherman, I was always amazed at some of those colors.  Really fun to pour them! 

When you're fishing for salt water predators, getting their attention is key.

For Calico Bass, in the kelp, the best bite is a reaction bite, the same as with a largemouth.

A yellow jighead with a blue swimbait trailer will outfish live anchovies and sardines.

Plus it's a blast doing it.  Chuck and wind is a kick wherever you do it.

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