Norm M Posted May 21, 2008 Report Share Posted May 21, 2008 I was going through my tackle earlier and discovered I was down to the last 5 of my countershaded crankbaits. They were designed by Tom Seward for a company he was involved with called Crankbait Corporation some years ago. I haven't seen a company that offers lures painted in such a fashion,maybe the old tackle guru Ken Darga knows of some. Shoot, maybe we have someone who is handy at repainting crankbaits and could redo some for me. For those of you who don't know what countershading entails basically it's dark on the bottom and light on the top the opposite of how nature designs fish. The lighter back on the lure provides a contrast to the darker bottom of the river while the darker bottom of the lure provides contrast against the light water above it. The fish are naturally colored to blend in with thier background while this paint scheme allows the lure to stand out. I generally only break them out anymore on my home flow when the water gets clearer than usual as that's when I feel the contrast is most visible and effective. I used to use them more often but seeing as how the supply has dwindled I'm saving them for the best of times. Now for my idea, we have a multitude of flytiers and Jonn designing swim jigs, both types of lures that would benefit from this type of color scheme. How about tieing up a fly or a swimjig that is dark on the bottom, light on the top with some flashy material midsection in the old hippy tie dye colors like orange, purple, green,yellow,etc. You could call it the Counter Culture. If it became a commercial success giving part of the proceeds to the ISA Conservation fund would be cool. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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