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Title: Firetiger kind off..
Post by: MADA on 03/14/18 05:06 UTC
Took a crack at Firetiger but i cant seem to get the mica to get really "screaming".
But i did find a site in Uk witch sell flourosent yellow,green and some sort of orange so i am going to order som samples of that.
Did try with yellow background witch helped some with the green but did not do much for the yellow and red.
I think i am going to try chatrouse background, should help the green but i have doubts when it comes to the yellow and red.
Title: Re: Firetiger kind off..
Post by: ctom on 03/14/18 06:00 UTC
Try making a plain black bait and putting your mica on that. I find that clear and white base colors wash too much of the zip out of the pearls and that over black they are crazy bright.
Title: Re: Firetiger kind off..
Post by: Slow Burn on 03/14/18 10:22 UTC
Tom, do you use straight black or can it have some glitter in it?  I tend to turn all of my scrap either pumpkin seed or black depending on the colors i have lying around and as of now i have a large pile of scrap black ready to rock and roll. I was just curious if that would have an effect on the outcome if there was a lot of glitter already in the mix.
Title: Re: Firetiger kind off..
Post by: ctom on 03/14/18 13:11 UTC
I don't think glitter in the black will hurt any since the pearl will cover it up pretty much. I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
Title: Re: Firetiger kind off..
Post by: ctom on 03/15/18 09:53 UTC
Here's a 2" Essential paddletail done in pseudo perch. The bait is a solid chartreuse and the pearls are Jacquard Pearl-Ex colors....of them. The line is done with a magic marker. I'd use a fine line marker for any further playing with this perch pattern and maybe slash it as Mada has but I'd still do it before the pearls are applied.

(https://i.imgur.com/l4iRxW9.jpg)

These paddletails are fun baits and the texture on the sides makes for a super nice finish regardless of what's applied...or not.
Title: Re: Firetiger kind off..
Post by: WALLEYE WACKER on 03/15/18 09:59 UTC
That a sweet one Tom
Title: Re: Firetiger kind off..
Post by: MADA on 03/16/18 14:20 UTC
Jupp thats a cool one Tom.
But i do not like magic markers as they "seep" into the plastic and spreads.
I have one on testing now with Copic marker but i will have to wait and see.
Did reiceive 12 samples of "flip" mica yesterday so i have things to do but so litle time....
Title: Re: Firetiger kind off..
Post by: ctom on 03/16/18 14:48 UTC
I think this is the first bait I have used a magic marker on. Had to try but will probably skip it on any others I make up. 
Title: Re: Firetiger kind off..
Post by: MADA on 05/07/18 08:17 UTC
I think i now can say that Copic markers will not "seep" into the plastic.
I have had some lying around for allmost three months now and can not see any sign of seeping.
This was used to make the slashes on the Firetiger and dipped afterwards.