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Whatever next

Post by Ian » Mon May 28, 2018 12:43 pm

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Has anyone tried these?
I’ve had blue,green and orange maggots in the mix.maybe blue would work for mullet,but I wouldn’t bank on these colours in rivers.
I suppose blacks a natural colour.
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Re: Whatever next

Post by Troydog » Mon May 28, 2018 5:24 pm

I think they'll take any colour most of the time Ian. I get blues in the mix but until recently never put them on the hook, preferring reds. Crazy and illogical it is, but sometimes it takes a while to change a mind set.
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Re: Whatever next

Post by NiceRoach » Mon May 28, 2018 8:24 pm

Hmmmm...........the old fish are, or are not colour blind debate :tea:
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Re: Whatever next

Post by Duckett » Mon May 28, 2018 9:50 pm

NiceRoach wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Hmmmm...........the old fish are, or are not colour blind debate :tea:
The science is pretty solid on this, most fish are not colourblind and some can see ultraviolet. The debate is around how different colours are seen in fresh, salt and brackish water and the impact of both depth and sediment on the colour perception of fish. That’s my reading of the science anyway. :Hat:
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Re: Whatever next

Post by Duckett » Mon May 28, 2018 9:52 pm

Ian wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 12:43 pm
AC07CAAF-6990-47E7-94B0-99DBA8B34150.jpeg
Has anyone tried these?
I’ve had blue,green and orange maggots in the mix.maybe blue would work for mullet,but I wouldn’t bank on these colours in rivers.
I suppose blacks a natural colour.
It’s not purple by any chance is it? I buy a mix that includes those you mention plus purple. They all seem to work for me!
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Re: Whatever next

Post by NiceRoach » Mon May 28, 2018 11:40 pm

Duckett wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:50 pm
NiceRoach wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Hmmmm...........the old fish are, or are not colour blind debate :tea:
The science is pretty solid on this, most fish are not colourblind and some can see ultraviolet. The debate is around how different colours are seen in fresh, salt and brackish water and the impact of both depth and sediment on the colour perception of fish. That’s my reading of the science anyway. :Hat:
Tend to agree, I'm sure they see different colours perhaps not to the same extent as humans but they definitely see shades. Bronze coloured maggots were once considered 'deadly' and more recently red, luminous or flouro. Just last week I couldn't by a bite as the fish were preoccupied on spawning no bites on pellet or sweetcorn, but a wafter bright flouro coloured bait saved the day, with two fish.
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Re: Whatever next

Post by Ian » Tue May 29, 2018 10:23 am

Duckett wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:52 pm
Ian wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 12:43 pm
AC07CAAF-6990-47E7-94B0-99DBA8B34150.jpeg
Has anyone tried these?
I’ve had blue,green and orange maggots in the mix.maybe blue would work for mullet,but I wouldn’t bank on these colours in rivers.
I suppose blacks a natural colour.
It’s not purple by any chance is it? I buy a mix that includes those you mention plus purple. They all seem to work for me!
It did have a purple tinge duckett.i just took them to be more black.god knows if I will even see them again,I seem to get different colours each buy ha.
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Re: Whatever next

Post by Ian » Tue May 29, 2018 10:24 am

NiceRoach wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 11:40 pm
Duckett wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:50 pm
NiceRoach wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Hmmmm...........the old fish are, or are not colour blind debate :tea:
The science is pretty solid on this, most fish are not colourblind and some can see ultraviolet. The debate is around how different colours are seen in fresh, salt and brackish water and the impact of both depth and sediment on the colour perception of fish. That’s my reading of the science anyway. :Hat:
Tend to agree, I'm sure they see different colours perhaps not to the same extent as humans but they definitely see shades. Bronze coloured maggots were once considered 'deadly' and more recently red, luminous or flouro. Just last week I couldn't by a bite as the fish were preoccupied on spawning no bites on pellet or sweetcorn, but a wafter bright flouro coloured bait saved the day, with two fish.
I’ve heard fluoros work well for bream,I just can’t get my fingers to put them on the hook lol
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Re: Whatever next

Post by Duckett » Tue May 29, 2018 12:35 pm

Ian wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 10:23 am
Duckett wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:52 pm
Ian wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 12:43 pm
AC07CAAF-6990-47E7-94B0-99DBA8B34150.jpeg
Has anyone tried these?
I’ve had blue,green and orange maggots in the mix.maybe blue would work for mullet,but I wouldn’t bank on these colours in rivers.
I suppose blacks a natural colour.
It’s not purple by any chance is it? I buy a mix that includes those you mention plus purple. They all seem to work for me!
It did have a purple tinge duckett.i just took them to be more black.god knows if I will even see them again,I seem to get different colours each buy ha.
I like them for trotting because I can ring the changes on hook bait colour. It may just be a case of, as my old fella used to say, "if an angler has faith in a bait, it will work. If they don't, it wont", but I swear it can make a difference. However, the range of colours seems to change all the time. Green and purple being as rare as hens teeth!

On the flouro bait point raised by you and NiceRoach, I have never used this except for soft plastics for lure fishing. I tend to use them at night and even have a little light box to "re-charge" them! I've never caught anything with them in fresh water but at sea they have accounted for Bass, Mackerel, Garfish and Wrasse for me. I've also heard of them catching Cod, Whiting, Pouting and Flounder. Well off topic but, to be honest, at night I prefer vibrating, black and noisy hard lures like the Storm Thunderstick, or poppers.
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Re: Whatever next

Post by Black Prince » Tue May 29, 2018 12:42 pm

It’s a b James coloured maggot worth a bob or two :fishing2: mike

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