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Ive seen where this is a staple in some anglers arsenal

Skirts with a mix of Black and Blue Strands and a trailer with black and blue laminate or swirl

What about the skirt and trailer totally contrasting each other. Like a Solid Black skirted jig and an electric blue trailer...is this still considered to be "black and blue" like everyone normally throws

Does anyone have first hand experience of how effective a black and blue mix like I first mentioned above would stack up against the second example I mentioned.

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Nah! Will not work ;)

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I fish a black jig with a sapphire blue trailer a lot. I would consider it a black and blue jig but most situations that a black and blue jig work in you just need a dark colored jig so having blue in the skirt or not probably won't matter. 

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Sapphire!!! Thats the color I was thinking of!! Couldnt remember for the life of me..

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I used a black jig with a sapphire trailer a lot this year. I started off with a black/blue jig with a matching trailer and if I didn't get any bites I would switch to a black jig and sapphire trailer. Same colors but in a different arrangement.

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I fish a black jig with a sapphire blue trailer a lot. I would consider it a black and blue jig but most situations that a black and blue jig work in you just need a dark colored jig so having blue in the skirt or not probably won't matter. 

Oh man, do I ever agree - most don't.

 

Darks and lights the only 2 colors needed

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How about a sapphire skirt with a black trailer

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How about a sapphire skirt with a black trailer

That will work also. A sapphire blue jig and trailer is a good color in stained water that doesn't get fished very often also. Sapphire blue with a purple trailer is another good one. 

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Sapphire is today's blue neon.

Tom

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One of my favorite baits to go to when they just wont bite is a 1/ 2 oz football in black with a black craw with blue pinchers. I drag it slow and steady enough to leave a mud trail.

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Neon is red metal flake in a plastic lure.

Sapphire Blue has no red ;)

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I have fished both of your styles.  I have yet to notice any significant difference.  I will mostly any more throw a blue bug jig with a blue bug craw.

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Neon is red metal flake in a plastic lure.

Sapphire Blue has no red ;)

That may be true in Texas, however "neon" in CA was a blood line created by John "Zank" Viazanko by using butterfly or moth neon powders mixed into hand poured soft plastics worms back in the early 70's.

Zank later perfected a commercial neon powder and start selling his hand pours.

Tom

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Ive seen where this is a staple in some anglers arsenal

Skirts with a mix of Black and Blue Strands and a trailer with black and blue laminate or swirl

What about the skirt and trailer totally contrasting each other. Like a Solid Black skirted jig and an electric blue trailer...is this still considered to be "black and blue" like everyone normally throws

Does anyone have first hand experience of how effective a black and blue mix like I first mentioned above would stack up against the second example I mentioned.

 

Color matters more to you than the fish so as long as you have confidence in it any color will work. I have caught fish on a hot pink jig with a GP head and chart trailer just to prove to someone else it would work.

 

Allen

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You want to be convinced a specific color works, just have a partner kick your arsh with a color you don't have!

Tom

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So hows this??

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I use a solid black skirt and a sapphire blue trailer all the time during the summer when flipping heavy vegetation or pads. The black gives that profile in the shadows, while the blue offers the contrast.

This combo has landed me some big fish early more than once.

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Black/blue is my all time favorite jig color followed by PB&J. I do agree the sapphire blue is my favorite trailer but more times than not in clear water I like a green pumpkin blue flake trailer just seems to me they prefer it over the sapphire when the water is clear. I think it's because the sapphire has a little to much flash in clear water and just doesn't look natural enough.

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black and blue is my favorite, but a close second goes to junebug. Actually just has good for know with smiw jigs the bloody shad seem to work. any kind of plastic im going with blue or purple. unless im fishing clear water which migh happen every ten years

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