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

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

Hillbilly910
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.

HB:cool:

zinsurance
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.

Psmith
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.

CrappiePappy
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:

JimmyCricket
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.

skiptomylu
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.

Skip

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

Fatman