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>> Mepps Flying C - Which Colors Are Best? [topic: previous/next]
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:28 am
The Pond King


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Hi guys! I may plan on making a trip out to Benicia for salmon this year depending on if I have the time or not; I live a busy life and don't get out as much as I'd like. I do know that the consensus is that chartreuse is the most favored color followed by florescent orange.

What I'm most interested to hear about is your guys' take on which blade color I should get. Should I stick with chrome or blades that match the color of the body (i.e. chartreuse body with a chartreuse blade)? The general rule in bass fishing is to chose solid colored blades or gold blades for spinnerbaits when using them in off-colored/stained/muddy water and chrome for clear water, so I was thinking about buying spinners with blades that match the lure's body (or get gold if it's available) since the water is stained over there.

I know color isn't really that crucial, but I just wanted to hear what some of your favorite/most successful colors are and why because I want to stock up on some spinners and want to make sure I get the best selection of colors since it can get expensive at 6 bucks a piece and losing lures with be inevitable at Benicia esp. on those trebles.. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:40 am
jeremywang97


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Location: Orange County

im not all that familiar with lure selection but i can say this..
sometimes its not all that hard to make your own spinner parts or lures
i have a large variety of colors of lures that i made with simple and common items and they work just as well as the stire-bought lures
hust takes 20 minutes a day to start amassing a large collection Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:40 am
jeremywang97


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*just
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:12 am
Salty Nick v2


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I like pink and chartreuse.

Salty.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:53 am
anchovy aaron


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Location: north bay

chartreuse is pretty much a universal color for salmon. I've pulled in a lot of salmon off of dark green on overcast days. Im sure the benicia salmon will go for these colors
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:24 am
bigunindaboat


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Never used a flying C, I like mepps#5 ham and eggs silver blade for bright days, gold for overcast.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:31 am
Mahigeer


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I caught some pink salmon in Alaska with pink color jighead.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:49 pm
Salty Nick v2


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bigunindaboat wrote:
Never used a flying C, I like mepps#5 ham and eggs silver blade for bright days, gold for overcast.


Gotta confess, too. I never caught one on a Flying C - but when I use them, those were my fav colors.

I have caught salmon with Mepps #5 (under an egg sinker), which I use more than Flying C. And my fav, like Bigun, is Ham 'n' Eggs / Silver Blade (bright days OR low light), followed by Metallic Blue / blue body (bright days) and Pink-to-Yellow Blend (low light/early mornings).

Salty.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:48 pm
The Pond King


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Thanks for the insight guys!! Yeah.. that sounds interesting to get a smaller spinner and carolina rig it. I could probably buy some knock off 1/4oz spinners and carolina rig em with a 3/4oz egg weight.

Jeremy, yeah I was actually thinking about making my own, but more likely, I just rather spend the money and not waste my time.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:05 pm
makairaa


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Unless I am mistaken you need to remove those trebles and replace them with single barbless hooks if fishing for salmon.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:54 pm
bigunindaboat


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makairaa wrote:
Unless I am mistaken you need to remove those trebles and replace them with single barbless hooks if fishing for salmon.


You are mistaken.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:30 pm
pinfish


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yellow and lots of bare metal. don't waste your time. just use it and cast.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:20 am
k1n


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the more flash, the better...the more vibration the better...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:27 am
anchovy aaron


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replace the hooks anyways, the ones they come with are cheap and will straighten out on a nice fish
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:21 am
The Pond King


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Forget Benicia for the time being. Hell.. if I had the time right now I'd hit up SC Harbor. I want to go so bad but I can't. It's killing me. I'd switch out the spinner with a barbless single for that spot.
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