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I'm looking for some jig trailers that are darker colors, but with very bright neon claws. My friend says we should make them, but that's a big investment for two broke, just out of college kids. 

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If you are looking to save money you could just get a bottle of dye like JJ's magic (methylate if you want orange claws) and dip some of the plastics you already have. 

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How permanent is JJs? I thought about that, but I'd hate to spill that in my bag. 

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 .I've had all kinds of success with the Larew Salt Craw as a trailer . Black and chartreuse pincers  especially .

 

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Not sure if you have a budget but you can always get a custom pourer to make you whatever you want.  I've used Paul Krew in the past and he's been great with any requests for color/flake combinations (the Blood Line Minnow was one of my custom requests :lol:).  He just got his website up (paulkrew.com) with some pre-poured standard colors but also with an option for custom, which costs the same, and just requires some lead time for him to pour.

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Hm. Interesting, I actually follow his stuff on facebook. 

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5 hours ago, Robert Riley said:

How permanent is JJs? I thought about that, but I'd hate to spill that in my bag. 

Both fortunately, and unfortunately....VERY permanent. If you have concerns about spilling you could always just do a batch outside and then you would have a bag of your own special color ready to go. No need to carry around those garlic bombs, errr I mean....little jars everywhere. Just make a new batch when supplies start to run low. Once it soaks in to the bait you are dying, which honestly only takes like 10-15 seconds, it won't bleed from bait to bait so you can store them however you like. 

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^ this is probably your best option.

5 hours ago, scaleface said:

 .I've had all kinds of success with the Larew Salt Craw as a trailer . Black and chartreuse pincers  especially .

This looks to be a great option... Good colors with bright claws available on TW, good size options, and good price too.

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9 hours ago, MassYak85 said:

Both fortunately, and unfortunately....VERY permanent. 

i have a 6 month old chartreuse spot on my garage floor where i dropped and broke a bottle of JJ's!  i don't think it's even faded out one bit!

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Spike-It does the same thing without the strong smell.

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Check out Jackall Darts Hog.  I think they are exactly what you are looking for. I like to cut about 1/4" off the front the bait and rig it on a jig. They also work well on a texas rig. They are super salty too!

 

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Plenty of options.. Big bites, gambler burner craw, z-man,zoom, and sweet beavers... All can be found on tackle warehouse 

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I've been throwing Gene Larew since they hit the market.

I like using the 5 1/2" or 6" versions

Do not overlook Texas rigging em or better yet a Texas Rigged Jig!

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2 hours ago, Catt said:

I've been throwing Gene Larew since they hit the market.

I like using the 5 1/2" or 6" versions

Do not overlook Texas rigging em or better yet a Texas Rigged Jig!

Texas rigged jig are you talking about a normal trig with a punch skirt or a jig with an ewg hook?

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Maybe I have a bad bottle, but my JJs at best gives me a hint of chartreuse on anything green pumpkin or darker. No way I could ever come remotely close to matching the ready to use baits shown above.  

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2 hours ago, Onvacation said:

Maybe I have a bad bottle, but my JJs at best gives me a hint of chartreuse on anything green pumpkin or darker. No way I could ever come remotely close to matching the ready to use baits shown above.  

The weird thing with JJ's is that out of the water is doesn't look that impressive, but in the water the color almost glows. Like a green pumpkin worm out of the water with chartreuse just looks tinted, but in the water it's almost neon. I haven't tried it on black or anything darker than green pumpkin so i can't speak to it's affects on those colors.

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I use JJ's quite a bit on black, pumpkin, and junebug. Yes, it usually looks 10x better in the water, than out for some reason. It works well on white flukes too. 

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Thanks for the heads up. I will find out on Saturday. I did hit some white flukes.  They look phenomenal.  I did it in the garage. My wife walked out, smelled the JJs and said, "What in the hell are you eating?"  

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I find the ones pre bought are almost too bright, I much rather do it my self with jj's or spike it 

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