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In the spring everyone talks about using red colored lipless and square bills because they look like crawfish. My question is why don't we see tons of red colored bass jigs? If that red color is crawfish color, and jigs are down on the bottom where the crawfish are.......Maybe I need to make some red jigs?

 

Does anyone make their own red jigs?

 

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This is the first year I've really tried red..........haven't caught anything on them!  Switch colors and success.  Maybe it's the places I've fished so far. 

 

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Good question.  It's probably more a marketing thing than anything else.  I'd bet that a dark red skirted jig would work great.

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Black, brown, green, orange and red. I like red and orange as accent colors on jigs. Look at a crawfish, and its usually a mishmosh of blotches and patches. I find you just need to get close, except in really clear water and when they first change colors. Matching them well then means I have to hold on tight to the rod and have the pliers handy.

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2 hours ago, Pickle_Power said:

Good question.  It's probably more a marketing thing than anything else.  I'd bet that a dark red skirted jig would work great.

Seems like it. I would buy a red jig though.

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I never got the red cranks either. They do seem to work. I have caught a lot of smallmouths on red craw colored cranks and rattle traps. I have never seen a red crayfish before. All the ones I have ever seen have been brown/gray/greenish. I've never really researched crayfish. Maybe they are red in the spring and I haven't seen one.

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Don't you know bass can't see red!

Red has a wide range of hues from dark to light with purple to violet and orange tones, lots of reds.

1 of my favorite silicone skirt jig colors is barn red with black bar strips and gold flake that mimick crawdads in SoCal during winter. Crawdads change colors to match their environment and during molting stage. Red is only 1 of the crawdad colors, lots of others until you boil them.

Tom

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I use red with some orange and black mixed in quite often with a biz baits cutter craw in ambers and ash color. Works really well in my waters.👍

 

 

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I like red and orange in murky water.  That is about the only time I use red. 

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The streams I fish around here the craws are a light blue/muddy brown on the bottom. I have seen some red craws in lakes.

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IDK!  😉

 

 

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I fish black/red jigs all year. Very productive combo

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I make a black and red, along with green pumpkin and red jig and bladed jig. Also do a kind of Rayburn Red bladed jig that works good in dirty water. A bladed jig bumping slowly along the bottom looks a lot like a craw scooting along the bottom I imagine, as much if not more than a lipless bait does I'd think. 

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