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What does "firetiger" imitate?

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I have caught some of my biggest fish throwing a firetiger super spot over the last couple years. I was wondering what bait fish it imitates. Also, when do you have your best luck with this color. For me, it seems late summer and fall, but I didn't know if that was the norm.

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If anything I would say a sunfish.  I think what it really comes down to is just something that gets their attention.  I never do good with this color in clear water, however, I've had a ton of luck with Chartreuse with a blue back Norman in crystal clear water.  

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Now I have always assumed that it imitates a crawdad.  I have better luck with this color in stained and muddy water than clear.

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I'm not sure it was intended to imitate a certain species of fish, but rather to be a bright, flashy, easily seen color.

Many darters (bottom dwelling fish) are brightly colored, but none that I know of have this particular color scheme.

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Fire Tiger represents that urge in the back of your mind where the bait monkey sits firmly saying buy it it's pretty!  

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I'm not sure exactly what it imitates but I know I've had my best luck with the color when the water is dirty. However even when the water is clear it works at timnes.

As has already been said, something that really stands out and says "BITE ME!" ;D

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Isn't it obvious? A tiger that has caught on fire.

Jungle bass are far more vulnerable to the color, as they're more likely to see flaming tigers fall into the water.

Seriously, though...you can't go wrong with FT in any water color......you can tone down the hues a bit and it's a killer in clear water as well.   I have an old faded Bagley B-Flat in FT that kills in the clear stuff.  

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Looks more like a perch. Might not imitate anything but bright colors draw strikes in stained or dirty water and call in fish in clear water.

Might be a perch trying to attract other perch. (Not that there's anything wrong with that)  ;D

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I always think about it as a perch color that is made to be seen in dirty water.

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To me Firetiger is a very versitle lure color.  I think it imitates 3 creatures bass prey upon.  

1. Yellow Perch (Big bass up here in the northland love em')

2. Sunfish ( A staple forage no matter where you go)

3. Crawfish (This one is for when fishing around rocks.  It imitates a green colored crawfish perfectly in my mind)

Tell me any other colors you can think of that imitates atleast 3 prey items?  I have a hard time coming up with one. ;) ;D

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i dont beleive that it imates any thing it simply is flashy and visable and that is why typically its a fast moving reaction bait.

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Fire Tiger represents that urge in the back of your mind where the bait monkey sits firmly saying buy it it's pretty!

I was going to say something along those lines, to catch anglers.  ;D Incidentally, it just happesn to catch fish too. Gotta love firetiger!

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I havnt thrown the color in years...The more serious ive gotten about fishing the less ive used it because it doesnt resemble any natural forage to me.......Maybe, Nuclear Perch ?

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Table Rock Shad doesn't resemble anything to an even greater degree than firetiger, but when Hughes came out with this color on Rogues they MURDERED down at Table Rock (super-clear) and other lakes around here.  

If you guys haven't seen the original Table Rock Shad, it isn't subtle and nice like Lucky Craft's take, it's pretty loud and obnoxiously bright.  

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You can't have a closed mind in bass fishing......I fish clear water 90% of the time, and I've found that many times natural just ain't where it's at.  

What's one of my best producing colors for clear water, winter jerkbaits?

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Now what in the heck does that resemble?  Doesn't matter.....it triggers bass.   ;)

 

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