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Soft Plastic Bait Making => Color Cook Book => Topic started by: ritsick160 on 09/11/22 17:08 UTC

Title: Need GY Dark Melon recipe
Post by: ritsick160 on 09/11/22 17:08 UTC
Can’t get the color match right on the GY Dark Melon. Any help would be appreciated
Title: Re: Need GY Dark Melon recipe
Post by: ctom on 09/11/22 19:33 UTC
Welcome to Do-It's Custom Baits forums ritsick160!

I looked at the Senko site and found the color but it won't let me expand the color plate at all so no help here.  Can you take a good picture of a bait and post it here?
Title: Re: Need GY Dark Melon recipe
Post by: BareKnuckleJigs on 09/15/22 04:16 UTC
GY Dark Melon:

Make yourself a relatively-close color and roll with it.
Don't use all that plastic and colorant/flake trying to match a factory color.
Too much emphasis/value is placed on color, especially matching factory colors.
Think outside of the programming.
Title: Re: Need GY Dark Melon recipe
Post by: Lamar on 09/15/22 06:37 UTC
GY Dark Melon:

Make yourself a relatively-close color and roll with it.
Don't use all that plastic and colorant/flake trying to match a factory color.
Too much emphasis/value is placed on color, especially matching factory colors.
Think outside of the programming.

Great advice !
Title: Re: Need GY Dark Melon recipe
Post by: ctom on 09/15/22 06:49 UTC
Great advice !

X2.
Title: Re: Need GY Dark Melon recipe
Post by: ritsick160 on 09/15/22 17:22 UTC
If the lures were for me I’d be content with being close but you know how some people need it to be exact or they think it won’t work. It would have been better if he didn’t give me the wrong color name. It’s supposed to be Dark Pumpkin
Title: Re: Need GY Dark Melon recipe
Post by: BareKnuckleJigs on 09/15/22 23:19 UTC
I'd say 2 parts Brown and 1 part Cinnamon.  Both colors are available in X2.

Just me personally...any color similar to that, I'll use a nice X2 Green Pumpkin Brown.  Do-it's X2 GPB is my go-to with anything even remotely-similar.  Anything and everything in the ballpark of that color genre gets GPB.

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Title: Re: Need GY Dark Melon recipe
Post by: BareKnuckleJigs on 09/15/22 23:20 UTC
Great advice !

Thanks, Brother 👊😁
Title: Re: Need GY Dark Melon recipe
Post by: ctom on 09/16/22 07:52 UTC
If the lures were for me I’d be content with being close but you know how some people need it to be exact or they think it won’t work.

Ha! You know a couple people like that too?