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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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)

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
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

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·

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'

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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.
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