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I went to wally world to look for a few things in the tackle section this morning and found this cool mistake among the Rick Clunn cranks. It is number coded to be a "Green copper shad", but it is not. I have the Lucky Craft version of the green copper shad and have looked at the Luck-E-Strike version many times and there is a huge difference. It is just a mistake or a bad mix on the factory paint sprayer or something. It is mostly blue-ish...really awesome looking! Maybe it will become a secret weapon. Haha! I'll paste a picture. 

 

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I had that exact bait, one of the best fish catchers I ever had, then I smacked it off the side of the boat and broke the bill. Haven't found another since. I'd guard that bait closely.

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I'm not sure if that is the original silent or the rattling version but go to TW and check out the rattling version, it is that very same color. Now, they very well may have updated the entire line since the rattling version was introduced well after the original was being made so that may be the new color of green copper shad.

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19 minutes ago, smalljaw67 said:

I'm not sure if that is the original silent or the rattling version but go to TW and check out the rattling version, it is that very same color. Now, they very well may have updated the entire line since the rattling version was introduced well after the original was being made so that may be the new color of green copper shad.

I checked every crankbait LC makes that's listed on TW and didn't see the same version of this color. Plenty of Green Copper Shad, but they all have white sides and bellies instead of blue-green all the way down the sides. I'd be really happy if they made that a permanent color though. 

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I will check my walmart today. if they have them i will get all they have, if anyones interested. I will save pic on my phone too double check. :)

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12 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I checked every crankbait LC makes that's listed on TW and didn't see the same version of this color. Plenty of Green Copper Shad, but they all have white sides and bellies instead of blue-green all the way down the sides. I'd be really happy if they made that a permanent color though. 

Check under Luck E Strike not LcLC

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2 hours ago, camman said:

Check under Luck E Strike not LcLC

None there either. 

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Thanks for checking, SmallJaw67. However, I think Bluebasser86 is correct. It may be that the color is not be coming through very clearly on your computer. I checked TW too and did not see anything close. You may have been looking at the blue/ chartreuse which is blue-ish but different. Let me post another picture of a regular Luck-E-Strike RC copper shad with this mistake version so the contrast is obvious. The smaller one on top is a regular Green Copper Shad and it is a Luck-E-Strike RC Square, though smaller. I have a Lucky Craft one too and its color is like that upper one.  All of mine are silent (non-rattling). Let us know if you find something closer though.  

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Look at the Rattler Rick Clunn square bill on TW in green copper shad, it is the same as your mistake, it seems that color is either different in the silent version or the rattling version has updated colors. http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Luck-E-Strike_Rattler_Rick_Clunn_Square_Bill_Crankbait/descpage-LKERSQB.html

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OK, Smalljaw, thanks for finding that. I did see it and it is a lot closer to what I have, though not quite as blue. I wonder if a phone call to LES and text with a picture would get them to match it from their stock and send me more. Bluebasser might want to get some too. I think I will try. Thanks again. By the way, I really love the normal green copper shad too. I haven't fished with it much, but it just looks cool to me. I am afraid that may be what the bait monkey wants..."Yeeesss! Buy the lures that look cool! It doesn't matter if they catch bass. They look COOOOL in your tackle tray.... (followed by devilish snicker)" 

 

 

Here's the link to that TW color chart. The color is not quite as blue, but it is closer. http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Luck-E-Strike_Rattler_Rick_Clunn_Square_Bill_Crankbait/descpage-LKERSQB.html

 

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I also got one of these haven't used it but when I seen it at Walmart I had to get it. I love the rc squarebills one of my favorite crankbaits.

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2 hours ago, Cranks4fun said:

OK, Smalljaw, thanks for finding that. I did see it and it is a lot closer to what I have, though not quite as blue. I wonder if a phone call to LES and text with a picture would get them to match it from their stock and send me more. Bluebasser might want to get some too. I think I will try. Thanks again. By the way, I really love the normal green copper shad too. I haven't fished with it much, but it just looks cool to me. I am afraid that may be what the bait monkey wants..."Yeeesss! Buy the lures that look cool! It doesn't matter if they catch bass. They look COOOOL in your tackle tray.... (followed by devilish snicker)" 

 

 

Here's the link to that TW color chart. The color is not quite as blue, but it is closer. http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Luck-E-Strike_Rattler_Rick_Clunn_Square_Bill_Crankbait/descpage-LKERSQB.html

 

I would be interested in knowing how you make out with LES. It doesn't surprise me of the color "mistake" or change.

It wasn't long ago someone had posted the color change for the current french pearl RCSTX.

Hope you get some good answers from them.

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Mumbly, I sent Luck-E-Strike an email with pictures today. I could not find a phone number on their website. I will let you know what the response is.

Cheesfrank, THat looks exactly like mine. Was that the only one they had in that color?

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Just an update. I went to 5 different stores. None had anything that color. Sorry. Im headed to BPS tomorrow, ill check there.

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4 hours ago, Cranks4fun said:

Mumbly, I sent Luck-E-Strike an email with pictures today. I could not find a phone number on their website. I will let you know what the response is.

Cheesfrank, THat looks exactly like mine. Was that the only one they had in that color?

This was the last and only one that was this color. 

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Looks like a good night time color .

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6 hours ago, Cranks4fun said:

Mumbly, I sent Luck-E-Strike an email with pictures today. I could not find a phone number on their website. I will let you know what the response is.

1-888-407-1117 for TNO fishing. Luck-E-Strike is option #1. Stephanie will most likely answer.

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I see quite a few chinese crankbaits with varying degrees of differences. Most are hand painted. (H2Os are a good example) Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes not, and sometimes makes no difference.On a side note I have a DT4 which has 2 completely different sides. I think it was made in Eastern Europe somewhere.

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Reason, I've noticed that too. I'd love to see that DT4. You may already know that Bandit popularized one of their mistakes (a different color on each side) and they call it "mistake". I read a few years back the Rootbeer and "Mistake" were their best sellers. 2 years ago they added and new half bass, half bluegill "mistake" but not sure if it has sold as well as the original. Sometimes colors make a difference sometimes not. I believe it is usually more of a dark or light, bright or subdued thing that draws the response from bucket mouths. I cannot imagine the bass looking and thinking, "Man! look at the gill and scale detail and coloration. That looks real!" I think, not really sure, it is just moving color that draws a feed reaction or a fear reaction. The translucent "ghost" colors DO seem to make a BIG difference in clear, cold water situations for me. Chartreuse and Firetigers also seem to work well in dark stained or lightly muddied waters. Dark colors, I am told, work better in chocolate-milk muddy water. Regardless, I enjoy having and chunking baits with cool color schemes. I am still playing with toys I guess.

Mumbly, I just saw that number. Thanks!

 

Heavyduty, were those you found all blue like the ones we want?

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1 hour ago, Cranks4fun said:

Heavyduty, were those you found all blue like the ones we want?

The 4 I found look exactly like the one Cheesefrank has pictured above in his hand. They still transition to a white belly with a reddish/pink spot behind the bill at the throat and are the silent ones. From what I can tell by that same picture, it appears his also has some white on the belly and I believe I see a little reddish tint in front of the front hook eye. I think they were $5.76 each. I bought 2 of them. Hopefully the smallies in my local rivers will like them. I do like that color. Usually any bait with some gold makes the difference in my flows whether a spinnerbait/buzzbait blade, gold fleck in plastics. That blue/green tint overlayed with the gold should be the ticket!

Looking back at your pic at the top of this thread, it matches yours exactly. I see the white belly and reddish throat.

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I found mine. It was an old Rick Clunn 1.5 Lucky Craft. Little faded from sitting in the sun, but obviously different from other similar colors.

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On 12/7/2016 at 6:10 PM, Cranks4fun said:

Mumbly, I sent Luck-E-Strike an email with pictures today. I could not find a phone number on their website. I will let you know what the response is.

Cheesfrank, THat looks exactly like mine. Was that the only one they had in that color?

 

I was curious if you had gotten an answer from them?

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