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    Default Colors of a Red ear?

    I'm trying to create some new bass soft plastic lures and am trying to imitate a red ear sunfish as CLOSELY as possible, and am trying to figure out all the colors the common red ear sunfish has in it in the water not - lying in your hand. Here is one color formulas I've come up with, please make suggestions:

    Red Meanie: A small amount of prominent deep Scarlet Red (almost dark Brown) on one side, a very thin layer of orange on the other with yellow (or Chartreuse) flake, black flake, Gold flake, Heavy pinch Light green flake

    Am I missing any colors or shades that redear have, mainly I'm looking for the colors that a red ear has that shines through the water

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    Here's a couple pics from a few years ago. They may help with the colors you're missing.


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    Nice lookin crackers!

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    That's racist!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcbrown View Post
    That's racist!!
    huh? I have always heard them name shellcrackers(redear)

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    I know, just being a wiseguy, a hobby of mine.
    Last edited by deathb4disco; 01-20-2012 at 11:16 AM.
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