Cold, windy, half-rainy....this weekend just seemed to sit there so I decided to do baits for tail colors yesterday and today. I cooked almost 3 quarts of plastic in chartreuse just to make tails for several of my pet baits. 1.5" Thump-Its got first nod, making about 500 baits just to clip the tails. A mess of 4" Ring-Its were done in chartreuse. The crappie fluke was done in about 120 chartreuse to cut for tails.
Now I have a gallon bag of cut-off to re-melt down the road.
I've really tried hard to like both orange and pink as tail colors but honestly I just do not do well using baits with either color. Chartreuse....now we're talking success. Ironically I never have any success using a solid chartreuse bait. Purple, junebug and a couple clear/glitter colors all get chartreuse tails and these get 99% of my fish regardless of where I am fishing or whether I am fishing crappie, panfish or walleye/sauger.
If ya'll are tail color people, what's your favorite color.