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Old 05-31-2016, 10:48 AM
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I've been reviewing photos I took of lures in use aboard various boats I fished on over the last ten or more years. It made me wonder to what extent "hot" colours have changed in the different fishing areas over the last 10 to 15 years. One manufacturer of my acquaintance has a lure colour combo in his current range named after a boat he formerly crewed on, yet in the last few years fishing with that boat and operation, I have never seen a lure with that colour combo in use. Have colour preferences changed or evolved in your fishing area and if so, what do you think were the reasons for it - different types of bait, superior skirt combos being introduced by the manufacturers, etc?
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Default Re: Hot colours have they changed?

Two quick thoughts on this:
I think the plastics industry has advanced over the years, allowing more combinations, fades, glitters, and the like. While my experience is more with freshwater soft plastics (bass worms etc.), I have to believe the industrial side of it has similar advances and pressures.

Capt. Miller has made comments around here about the need to catch anglers and offer multiple colors to stay competitive, even though he mentions personally fishing with only limited colors. I think I recall seeing similar comments from Peter Pakula here too.
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:13 PM
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Colors (sp. LOL) matter...a lot. So does action, unless we are talking about fully lit fish that want to eat regardless. We have yet to fully unveil natures secrets in this respect. Continued trials will help optimize skirt colors. They keep evolving and will and we need a open mind. It also helps keep the tackle shops in business
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Default Re: Hot colours have they changed?

All things being equal (and of course they never are), I remember a skipper who said you should have one of every colour you fancy, but just the one. These can be arranged neatly in your tackle box and displayed proudly to friends, but for fishing you want a dozen, all in black.

But I have had days when hot pink, bright orange or luminous green were the hot colours, and translucent red or mackerel coloured have had their day too. So, I really don't know!
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