ABOUT COLORS, SALT, FLOATANT, GLITTER, AND OTHER ADDITIVES ...
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Welcome, fellow and lady fishermen!
The variety of bait colors is never ending with new and innovative colors being added all the time. There are several tried and true colors for most of us like green pumpkin with black flake, purple, black with blue flake etc. Each manufacturer has a slightly different take on each color. One bait maker's watermelon might not look the same as another maker's watermelon. I will do my best to match the color you want!! To get the color you want to be accurate I need to have a sample of your bait to work with. Pictures on the computer screen are not exacting enough for accuracy and such characteristics as translucency and opacity as well as the subtleties of flake size, quantity and color cannot be readily determined from a computer screen.
I have listed here links to the site that has the color charts of the dyes that I use. Please go to this link to view color charts. Or this LINK to view another suppliers color charts that I use.
If you have a color that needs to be matched then please send the sample to me with a note including your name, address, phone number and email information and what type of bait you want.
Send your bait samples to:
321 NORTH HIGH ST
WEST CHESTER, PA 19380-2613
Questions? Feel free to call me at 484-459-9863 or email me atmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU DO NOT FIND THE COLOR YOU WANT LISTED IN THE "COLOR" DROP DOWN MENU THEN JUST CHECK THE "CUSTOM" COLOR BOX IN THE DROP DOWN MENU AND DURING CHECK OUT PLEASE WRITE IN THE DETAILS OF YOUR CUSTOM COLOR or EMAIL ME AT IRV@DOCIRVCUSTOMBAITS.COM OR CALL ME AT 484-459-9863 AND TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT.
All glitter is not created equal. Red glitter tends to make a bait appear less like the actual color but if you hold it up to the sun or natural light you will see that actual color of the plastic is usually what you ordered. It appears differently due to the reflective or is it refractive or both qualities of the glitter on the overall bait color. The more glitter used the more the bait color seems to change.
WHAT ABOUT SALT?
On my Burger King Fries I really like a lot of salt. Enough salt to just about cover every crevice on the french fry..... just do not repeat this to my wife or doctor....;) Salt impregnated baits.... wow.... used to be when I was a whale of an age younger if you said impregnated I got real nervous, but those days are distant memories... or are they fantasies... who can recall?!? Okay, back on topic
Salt in soft plastic baits. What is it for? How many of you think it's to add flavor? Come on fess up, some of you think it or thought it or even might "know" it. How many of you think it makes the bait sink? Better yet, how many of you do not think it makes the bait sink? I better not see anyone confess to this category. What else can salt do to a bait besides make it heavier and give it a salty taste? Plenty....
It will change all the characteristics of the bait! From texture, softness, toughness, color, action, you name it, that salt has changed it in the bait. It may even have added something that my pseudo-scientific brain postulated (thought about that is when the fish were not biting and I was changing from a regular plastic to a brand new thing called a Senko!). Well, not the first time I used a Senko but after several very successful fishing trips using them. You see, I think I learned a long time ago and tucked away deep in the recesses of my ever increasingly wrinkled brain, that salt in fresh water may create a very subtle electrical impulse of some fancy name. Or not. But I think it does and so I propose that not only does the salt change all of other characteristics mentioned before, it also creates a sort of bioelectrical signal of life. Kind of a like a static electric charge, you know the kind that you get from rubbing a balloon on a wool rug and then touching the charged balloon on your sister. Zap. Hmmmm, you younger readers better look that up on Google so you can understand if you have not experienced it.
When customers request salt in a bait that is usually rigged with some kind of weight, I usually ask them why they want the salt in the bait. And really, they are not sure themselves in many instances. So, I point out to them that if you are going to be fishing this soft plastic bait rigged, Texas, Drop Shot, Shakey Head, Jig, Scrounger Head, Carolina, Florida or in any other way with a weight then what you really want is to have the bait float up higher than the weight system. Am I right about that assumption? I think I am. So, I will suggest that you get no salt at all and if you really want if to float up we can add "floating bubbles". No, guys, not that Floating Bubbles, she retired years back.....
For now this is more than enough salty information for all of our brains to absorb.... better get a beer and wash that salt down.