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04-10-2009, 09:02 AM
What's your favorite style, color, and weight of road runner?

turbo tail
curly tail
crappie thunder
bubble belly
gold series with fly tied type body
pro with willow blade

04-10-2009, 09:06 AM
so far, a 1/32 or 1/16 twister tail in charturse, or black/chartruse.
Just recently picked up some willow blade pro RR, have very high hopes for those.
Love the crappie thunder umbrella tubes, but prefer them on a jig rather than a road runner.


04-10-2009, 09:43 AM
1/16 oz white marabou with orange head or white on white

Black Crow
04-10-2009, 09:54 AM
This is the best for me. This color combo produces more hookups, I'd say 3 to 1, over other colors and body types. 1/16 oz, orange head, black chenille body, chart marabou tail.

04-10-2009, 10:06 AM
I've been using the white head with a black and chautreuse curly tail. I figure that covers the 3 main colors. I sure do get hung up a lot with them, more than a regular jig it seems.

04-10-2009, 10:31 AM
I'd have to say the Marabou series. Most often, it's the solid chartreuse one. But, I have had good success with solid Pink & Peacock (back when they were available).
I haven't seen any great difference in bite production, of the two different blades, or even with different colored blades.
I've got the RR heads, and many different blades/bodies to put on them ... but, still find myself tying on the old standby :p (old school, I guess :D )
But hey ... this type of Roadrunner is responsible for some of my best all-time catches, in size and numbers. Us "old schoolers" don't fix what ain't broken ;)

... cp :cool:

04-10-2009, 10:31 AM
Black Crow is that a custom made color? I have found the orange head green body chart. tail ....but not orange/black/chart

Black Crow
04-10-2009, 10:46 AM
Black Crow is that a custom made color? I have found the orange head green body chart. tail ....but not orange/black/chart

Yes, I tied that one myself, so I guess you could say it is custom. However, I believe you can buy them in that color combo. If you can't find them at the store, you can order them from a custom jig tier such as Skiptomylu. He is a custom tier on this board that I know ties Road Runners. See his website at Crappie Jigs Home Page (http://www.thumpitjigs.com/). If he doesn't have that color pictured, he can prolly tie it up for you anyway.

04-10-2009, 11:39 AM
1/32 marabou in several colors. One would be Silver/FL Yellow/Lt. Blue; another is FL Red/Variegated Black & Fl Yellow/ Chart or Black; another is Chart/Blue/Chart. Also like Silver/Blue/White.


04-10-2009, 02:58 PM
chartreuse blue chartreuse
white with red collar and white body
hot pink head, orange body chartreuse tube