- 21/01/2012 at 10:59 pm #7134
As kevo85 said some time back, they limey green paint he uses on salmon lures is now unavailable.So I tried a wee experiment by mixing buttercut yellow with teal green and viola! not too bad an approximation of the green that kev has so much success with.This I tried after finishing painting 15 spinners in teal.Bugger!21/01/2012 at 11:30 pm #20169
lol mate, it’s funny how people think that the green is the key? my best season ever was 4yrs ago and all 20 fish took plain silver!! I only paint them to save money by not having to purchase brand spankers all the time. A chap I know uses nothing but black and catches all his fish on that colour! it’s not the colour of the spinner it’s how you fish it that counts.White, silver, black or yellow they all work at times.I had never caught a fish on a painted spinner until last season!! so all my fish b4 then were taken on plain silver except for my ticers which I always purchase in silver and green, a green that is way duller than mine!!..as I tell chaps on the river if you struggle to catch salmon on a shinny silver spinner then you will still struggle with the the painted ones too. There is a russian who fishes the waimak mouth every day using a plain silver zeddie, he would catch more out there than any one else I see, he keeps a rag and some silver polish in is coat and shines his zeddie several times during the day to make it stand out among all the others..now that guy catches some fish!!21/01/2012 at 11:43 pm #20170
i agree with you there kev. Kev consistantly catches fish because he knows what hes doing he reads the water so will know where the fish are or should be holding up . like if you read a new zealand fishing news from a few months back there is an article in there written by kev he saw that the better fishing would be on the other side of the river so he went across there only one there from memory till henry showed up and kev managed to produce i think it was two fish and henry got one with kevs guidence its how you do it not what your using well in my opinion anyway22/01/2012 at 12:35 am #20173
Ok, I get the drift.Got the spinners soaking in thinners as we speak.Know where to buy silver paint? LOL22/01/2012 at 12:37 am #20174
Cheers Greg, there’s a few pics from the 2009/10 season forum that I posted where you can clearly see the plain silver zeddie hangin from the salmon’s mouth! caught 3 more fish that year than I did last season using the green and white!! says it all really.22/01/2012 at 12:38 am #20175
lol mate, will no doubt be seeing you at the mouth soonish..we can chat about it a bit more then22/01/2012 at 12:54 am #20177MiliwolfParticipant
So trying to talk people away from using your secret weapon, green zeddys… I can see through your clever diversionary tactics.
Pro tip: If you do not have green zeddys, but already out on the river, during the summer green algae grows on the rocks. Just drag your lure through the algae and it would soon be the correct color.22/01/2012 at 1:16 am #20178
I knew it .Just a ploy to fool us lesser fishing folks.That does it .I am going to attach a micro gps to Kevs black lab and follow them and take photos and oh my god, I think Ive got cabin fever already and its only been raining for 3 hrs.22/01/2012 at 1:53 am #20179
That’s it, I’ve made up my mind, my next fish is going to be caught on a white and orange zeddie..just to throw you hounds off my trail!!22/01/2012 at 2:41 am #20180
a fishing god like yourself kev your next salmon should be caught with your hands!!! just to prove my theory of reading the water and knowing where the fish will be!!!! arent most fish colour blind anyway?22/01/2012 at 3:19 am #20182
A fishing God mate?? ummmm no!! lol na fish can see colour mate, you can always tell the animals that can see colour because they have bright colours themselves such as birds and fish..rainbow trout is a good example!22/01/2012 at 3:22 am #20183
yea kevo put you anywhere theres fish and you will workout how too get it!!!!
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