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Hey folks --  I was rigging up for this weekend, and tied on the standard green pumpkin senko for my throwback, and realized I didn't contemplate the color - I just did what I've always done.  Well, not always, it used to be a black worm -- but for a long time it's just been a senko, usually wacky rigged.  I've always used a dark color, thinking the contrast with the sky - either white or blue, would make it easier for the fish to pick it up visually.  Same with using a chunkier bait vs a small finesse style.  But as I was tying it on, it occurred to me - I never change that color.

Do any of you try to match the throwback color to the color you are running?  Chartreuse popper gets a chartreuse senko, white for white, etc?  I've not personally, but I guess it kind of makes sense to, as the fish "may" be keying on that color.  Or maybe you contrast it completely?  I don't know, it occurred I was making a decision out of habit - so I figured I'd ask y'all what color you throw and why? 

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I would go a different color completely thinking they short striked the other color for a reason with soft baits and a different crank type if tossing them.

For example when fishing tubes or grubs I will have other color options tied on another stick. With square bills I might have a lipless tied on another rod, and the reverse applies too. I might even have different SBs that push more or less water, like an Xcalibur and a Bandit for example.

For me color is less important on cranks because they are reaction baits and why I lean to a different style. With soft plastics color is a bigger deal because they are generally worked slower. We see the throwback lure come into play a lot with Muskies, this summer my FIL had a follow on a scatter crank, and I tossed a RES to the area it went when it turned away and hooked up and landed the fish. 

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Color is less important in every bait ! I've never bought a pack of senkos that didn't catch fish. Orange, white, dark green, chartreuse, root beer, purple, red w/ bright red flake, bubblegum, black , and all of the laminates and flake colors in between . 

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I carry a lot of colors and have a wide variety of reasons and deciding factors on what color I fish. In the end, where you're fishing makes a way bigger difference than what you're fishing. 

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I agree with the crankbaits being a reaction bait and color not fitting in to well.

I fish a lot of soft plastics. I've changed my style of fishing around them over the years. Learned a lot about plastics and the ways you can fish them.

To me throwback is more like going to a brand and type of worm, tube etc. that you have not fished in a long while. Just recentlyon a day with slow bite I fished some 4" Power Worms that I have not fished in a long long time. Broke out a bag of black,black with chart. tail, pumpkin, pumpkin with chart. tail. Had a blast catching a bunch of dinks and runts.

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I don't know. I almost always have a weightless Trick Worm tied on and sitting in front of me in the kayak. It's usually bubble gum or limetreuse. But I usually don't think to follow up the miss with the worm.

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I just fish what color "feels" right at the moment. theres a ton of light infraction info out there, as well as, guys that swear by such color at such time. Over the years I've found some colors that produce for me in certain situations, and nowadays it just comes naturally to me. I used to need to consider cloud cover, waters clarity, etc. and all that stuff. Now I just reach for whatever is needed at that time. The days criteria/conditions, is like, automaticly instilled in my thoughts prior to picking anything, and the outcome is therefore automaticly determined.

 Alot of my "throwbacks" arent made anymore these days.

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