Favorite color surface iron for yellows

What is your favorite color surface iron for yellows?

  • blue and white

    Votes: 429 26.7%
  • dorado

    Votes: 72 4.5%
  • scrambled egg

    Votes: 386 24.0%
  • mint

    Votes: 171 10.6%
  • mint and white

    Votes: 135 8.4%
  • blue and chrome

    Votes: 124 7.7%
  • green sardine

    Votes: 102 6.4%
  • bird shit

    Votes: 187 11.6%

  • Total voters
    1,606

TUNATICO

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I was recently enlightened in a most profound way on this topic: "Jigs colors were meant to catch fishermen and not fish." Get one that swims!
 
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eddiefishtaco

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Rookie question, ok here it goes,
It depends of the day, if it is overcast, a mint color, yellow/green
something they can see better on a overcast day.

if it is a sunny day try the chrome jigs or white/blue,
pink and white or white/red head .. lighter colors or shinny jigs

darker colors for deeper water,dark green bird poop, dark orange/yellow etc
and yes they must swim or toss them at the recycle bin.
 
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TUNATICO

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Rookie question, ok here it goes,
It depends of the day, if it is overcast, a mint color, yellow/green
something they can see better on a overcast day.

if it is a sunny day try the chrome jigs or white/blue,
pink and white or white/red head .. lighter colors or shinny jigs

darker colors for deeper water,dark green bird poop, dark orange/yellow etc
and yes they must swim or toss them at the recycle bin.



I think the bottom line is: Fish don't see colors! They don't have Rods and Cones in their retina. They sense movement with their lateral lines.

I have caught fish on just the aluminum gray CandyBars.
 
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Nov 13, 2010
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Just to prove a point to my bro that color didnt matter much I fished an unpainted tady 45 and he fished a green sardine salas 7x...he went 2 for 4 on the yellows at clemente and i got skunked
 
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rza007

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Sep 28, 2004
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Just to prove a point to my bro that color didnt matter much I fished an unpainted tady 45 and he fished a green sardine salas 7x...he went 2 for 4 on the yellows at clemente and i got skunked


This just proves that color may matter and 7x>45s 8 days a week. :jig:
 
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eddiefishtaco

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The idea is to make it easy for them to find the jig.
That is the point, not really color but light contrast,
to help them zero on it and attack it, instead of just following it forever.
the popular knowledge is that they don't see color...
but find the right color for an over cast day,
and the right one for sunny days, to contrast the moon light
black jigs ..

And after you land lots and lots of yellows on surface jigs,
it becomes very easy to find out what they like to chase and hit.
 
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reeldQuick

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Apr 30, 2010
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joshua poeske
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Not listed i have some pink and white tadys that i have cought many yellows on from the ridge to clemente, 3 cast 3 yellows in a row 2 septembers ago, the match squid very well, beyond that i dont think color truly matters if your on em, IMO. Try it next time pick up a off jig you eould not get, or fish one that you go to last...

On another note does Anyone remember that solid two weeks of yellowtail murder iut of dana point , they were the first on it up to 15 lbs, thousands of em off san o state beach cought... In tge mud where the sandbass beds...were must of been 2000 ish mabey 1999.... I remeber being out with tommy white on the Clemente being the first boat to catch em....MY FIRST IORN FISH... Never forget.... And i broke tommys deck light, i scrubed that boat all season and seacretly had to donate jack pot ever time out till it was paid off ... Hahaha .... I remeber san diego boats up her later that week... 2 day boats offthe coast of south orange county, and 1996 catchn yft 3 miles off dana head and dorado and albies at the 14 on half day boats... Man thoese were the days!!! Mabey this year could be that again......lots of memories out of dana point, those captains showed me my ropes, great guys out at dana!!!
 
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slydawg

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Jul 14, 2004
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Billy
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Not listed i have some pink and white tadys that i have cought many yellows on from the ridge to clemente, 3 cast 3 yellows in a row 2 septembers ago, the match squid very well, beyond that i dont think color truly matters if your on em, IMO. Try it next time pick up a off jig you eould not get, or fish one that you go to last...

On another note does Anyone remember that solid two weeks of yellowtail murder iut of dana point , they were the first on it up to 15 lbs, thousands of em off san o state beach cought... In tge mud where the sandbass beds...were must of been 2000 ish mabey 1999.... I remeber being out with tommy white on the Clemente being the first boat to catch em....MY FIRST IORN FISH... Never forget.... And i broke tommys deck light, i scrubed that boat all season and seacretly had to donate jack pot ever time out till it was paid off ... Hahaha .... I remeber san diego boats up her later that week... 2 day boats offthe coast of south orange county, and 1996 catchn yft 3 miles off dana head and dorado and albies at the 14 on half day boats... Man thoese were the days!!! Mabey this year could be that again......lots of memories out of dana point, those captains showed me my ropes, great guys out at dana!!!

Damn bro.... Lay off of the Monsters/Keyboard. lol

All BS aside, yup that was a fun San O' bite!
 
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Pjstevko

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I know this is an old thread but with newer companies now producing surface irons how about we update this thread.....
Plus I'm looking to pick up my first set of surface irons so tell me....
What's your favorite color iron?
 
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Pjstevko

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Here's what I ended up with from my first shopping trip for irons

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carterantebi

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Oct 9, 2016
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My favorite has to be a Tady Starman 115 mint and white. Gets bit every time.
 
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