Imitating a Blackfin Tuna....

Discussion in 'Pelagics' started by Bill Fisher, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Bill Fisher

    Bill Fisher Senior Member

    looking to put something together in a large skirted lure that looks like blackfin tunny...........

    i'm leaning t'ward about a one pound plunger with an arctic outer skirt and purple inner.......

    i haven't totally ruled out oceanic blue, (it just doesn't seem right), but it might work okay for an inner skirt making for a good background color to compliment the white bellied, arctic outer outter skirt......

    any ideas?........... not a plunger?, something else?.....different skirt combo?

    i think i'd prefer 'google eyes' (dark top over holo lower) but i also think the dark heads of bart's would work okay too

    maybe something like the head on this black-headed super dog.....

    (big fish-shaped rubber lures need not apply)

    sorry for all the links...... 'pics' ain't posting for me today (for whatever reason)
  2. fathom

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  3. Bill Fisher

    Bill Fisher Senior Member

    thanx, but i don't believe polu kai's gonna have anything as-big-headed-as i'd like and i don't know where to buy a "Texas Six Gun" (the one shown was too short, but i could always re-shirt it if they have the color head i want)

    wanting about a 2 1/2" head diameter, maybe a little bigger

    virtually teaser size, but armable, at least 16" OAL
  4. Bill Fisher

    Bill Fisher Senior Member


    i went with a brazilliano and am also gonna get a big Zulu (just not a bart brand, i found one with a better head) and re-rig it with an arctic outer skirt and maybe an oceanic blue inner

    they were outta arctic when i ordered the brazilliano but i got it with a pretty good color scheme none-the-less......... i've already drug it around a bit and am not terribly impressed with the way it runs (a wee bit too straight and lifeless)

    i know what i've got with the action of big zulus and think i'll like the action it'll give looking like a little blackfin tunny

    mostly i've just been wanting to try and entice big yellowfin ever since a kid on my boat tied into one about 300#.......... it swallowed a blackfin whole that he was reeling in at the time........ the big yeller had it about 2' down it's gullet

    i feel like the action of that buttoned up BF made'im wanna hit even though he wasn't hungry...... there was no surface action what-so-ever to make me think there was any feeding action going on in the area........ i figger it was a migratory that just couldn't stand all the action of us having 5 or 6 BF hooked up all at the same time

    and if mr bluesuit want to hit it too........................ i say, 'what-the-hey'

    moldcraft reel tight
    Black Bart Extreme Breakfast
    BB Brazilliano
    BB Zulu
    BB Grander Candy
    BB Blue Breakfast
    BB Puerto Rico Prowler
  5. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

    nothing wrong with mr bluesuit, as long as its not the one with big teeth (mr mako)! lol
  6. Sea Crappie

    Sea Crappie Senior Member


    Funny you should mention this. I've been working up a skirt combo I liked that would be a good blackfin choice. I have an Marlin Magic Straight Runner skirted in the yo-zuri Blue back w/ black stripe down the top and a clear metallic silver flake lower half. Inner skirt is deep black and gold flake on top and yellow/gold flake on the bottom. In Melton's catalogue it's a 03 outter and a 17 inner. The only thing I would change would be to get an outter skirt w/ just a little less blue on it like a #2 Yamashita which they sadly only make in 9".

    Anyway, I liked it so much, a Super Dog is waiting to get the same treatment (when I get off my backside and reskirt him).

    Nice choice w/ the braziliano, but if you want something a little tamer, check out the dog.

    Sea Crappie.