How to Decide When There Are So Many Flukin' Colors!
I may have mentioned this before, but the number one questions I seem to get is “what color of fluke should I use?”. That question seems to go hand in hand with any conversation regarding baits. So I don’t want to imply that this situation only applies to fluke fishing*.
*When I refer to “fluke” fishing, I am mostly talking about the Super Fluke made by Zoom. In some ways, fluke fishing refers to just that – fishing the Zoom Super Fluke. In other ways, in my mind at least, “fluke” fishing has come to mean more of a style and could apply to other baits, whether they resemble the Zoom Super Fluke or not. It’s kinda like the “Coke” thing. Some people just say “Coke” when they mean “soda” or “pop”…anyway…back to colors.
In my mind there are 3 main categories of colors to consider when it comes to flukes.
By far the color category I use the most is a “baitfish” color. There are many that work, will work, etc. My favorites include the following:
This category could also be called, “I really should use these colors more, don’t know why I don’t, other people have great success on these…” Maybe it’s just that I get tired of using these same colors with other baits. I don’t know. Anyway, here are some of the top selections in the “earthy” color category:
Bright and Bold
When the time is right, these exotics have made for some memorable outings. When is the “right” time? I knew you would ask. To me, it’s in low light, and/or stained water conditions. As soon as I say that, somebody will add, “but I killed ’em on Bubblegum in bright sunny skies, and in the middle of the day…and the water was crystal clear”. So there you go. Just have some, better make it more than a bag, ’cause you never know when it might be one of those days.
You can order many of these colors HERE. Remember, you may need more than one pack if you follow the rest of the process of mastering the Super Fluke, which will be coming out in the days to come. I just thought I would address the whole issue of color right up front before we get into many of the other details.