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hesjustbassin

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I saw this idea some place else, and thought it would be really helpful. Post your various color recipes here. I think this might help everyone out.

To make things easy for everyone, use the following format:

Color:
Plastic: amount/type
Hardener/Softener: amount
Sent: amount/type
Dyes and Flake: amount
Approximate baits per batch:

The goal of this post is to post the color recipes and not to discuss the process. That discussion would be better served in a different post. This makes it easier for someone to find a particular color without having to scan through numerous posts.
Last Edit: February 28, 2007, 05:02:41 PM by hesjustbassin
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I'll start this in order to show the preferred format.

Color: Watermelon red
Plastic:  2oz of Calhoun 2601 Medium Plastic
Mix:  2 drops LC watermelon, 1/8 tsp fine red glitter, 1/8 tsp med black glitter, and 1/2 tsp salt.

Makes about 20 flat side finesse worms.
Last Edit: February 28, 2007, 04:47:34 PM by hesjustbassin
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Color: Green Pumpkin
Plastic: 4 ounces of Calhoun 2601 Medium Plastic
Mix: 6 drops LC watermelon, 6 drops LC pumpkinseed, and 1/4 tsp of medium black flake

Makes about 40 flat sided 4.5" finesse worms.
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Color: Zoom's Red Bug
Plastic: 4 ounces of Calhoun 2601 Medium Plastic
Mix: 6 drops LC black grape, 5 drops LC strawberry, and 1/8 tsp of medium and large green flake, and 1/8 tsp of small copper flake

Makes about 40 flat sided 4.5" finesse worms.



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Magic Pumpkin
Plastic - 4 oz.
LureCraft's Pumpkinseed - 8 Drops
Blue Hilite powder - a smidgen
.035 Black Glitter
Hawg Sauce - 12 to 15 Drops


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Color: Junebug
Plastic: 4 ounces of Calhoun 2601 Medium Plastic
Mix: 10 drops LC purple, 3 drops LC black, and 3/4 tsp of medium green flake, 1/8tsp green highlite powder.

Makes about 40 flat sided 4.5" finesse worms.

After playing around with this color for a day or so, I've found that the highlite powder makes a awesome version of junebug.
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I think making my own plastics would be fun! How do you go about starting this? thanks for any help!

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I think making my own plastics would be fun! How do you go about starting this? thanks for any help!

Of coarse there is allot of good info right here at ultimatebass. Here are a couple of links to get you started.
http://ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php/topic,27461.0.html
http://ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php/topic,26165.0.html
http://ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php/topic,29165.0.html


Hope this helps

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Anyone have the recipe for the Zoom Scuppernog color? Or the old Mann's Motor oil?

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Here is the scuppernog recipe santeerangerman:

M-F Plastic and LC Coloring

8 Oz. Plastic
14 Drops Amber Brown
7 Drops Red
7 Drops Black
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Muddy Rosebed-  2/3 cups # 502 plastic ( medium), 40 drops of pumpkin color, 25 drops of black grape color, 10 drops grn pmpk color, 1/4 tsp christmas tree flk, 1/4 tsp rose flk-my favorite flk- makes 30-40 finesse worms    this color is a very dark brown with a slight purple hue

Mean Joe Green-  1/3 cup # 502, 1/8 tsp rose flk, 1/8tsp red flk  10 drops grn pmpk, 12 drops pumpkinseed, 10 drops watermelon makes 15-20 finesse worms    this color is a very dark green with rose + red

Junebug Red- 1/3 cup #502, 1/4 tsp christmas tree flk, 15 drops black grape, 3 drops black, makes 15-20 finesse worms


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ok guys, here's the big color cookbook..........A-M, N-Z will be in the next post

aarons magic(a)
Plastic : 4oz.
add 4 drops of green
add 6 drops of blue pearl


aarons magic(b)
Watermelon top (1 drop watermelon per ounce of plastic)
Blue Neon vein (per ounce of plastic: 1 drop blue, 1 drop black, touch of blue hi-lite)
Brown belly (2 drops per ounce).
Add some red flake in the watermelon for an added effect.
the flake is optional. You may have heard of "Aaron's Magic Red". That's just red flake in the watermelon. Gives the worm a little more of a crawdad look.
Another option: just add blue hi-lite in the watermelon, then pour your brown. Doesn't look as good as the triple pour, but it's just as effective.


berkley Camo
1 cup plastic
4 drops of moss green
3 drops of watermelon
2 drops oxblood
now the key I found to give it the brownish effect was the brown Fleck and the gold fleck added into it. I only had .035 and it should be fine fleck


"Berzerk Berry"
8 oz Plastic
6 drops White Pearlescent
5 drops Black Grape
4 drops Purple
2 Drops Red
Add the pearl before heating...Mix Colors in thoroughly.
I like green and blue flake in this one...The color looks crazy in the water, it works well when the sun is up.


Basic Green Pumpkin
4 ounces of plastic
6 drops watermelon
6 drops pumpkinseed
desired amount of medium black flake


Bluegill(a)
Plastic : 1-2 ounces of plastic
Mix : black color-add 1 drop of color to plastic until you get a light to medium shade of smoke.
.035 black glitter
.035 gold glitter
.035 blue glitter
put the same amount of black and blue glitter in the plastic.
put only a very light amount of gold glitter in the plastic.


bubblegum(b)
6 oz plastic
5 drops red
10 white,
Turn this into cotton candy by adding red and blue glitter


bluegill(c)
1) Blue/Pearl Laminate.
More commonly used colors are:
(2) Pumpkin and or Green Pumpkin.
(3) Solid Black.
(4) Blue.
(5) Black and Blue Combinations.


BLUEGILL(d)
4 ounces Plastic
1 Drop Black (smoke)
Just a touch (or desired amount) of the following glitter: small blue, medium black and gold, large green. Use less large green than the other flakes.
Another version:
Same as above, but drop the blue flake and pour a light blue vein instead.


Bubblegum(b)
Plastic : 1/2 cup @ 4 oz.
5-6 drops Florescent Pink
2 drops white
Notes : The florescent pink must be added before you heat the plastic.


Junebug
Plastic : 1 ounce
add purple color until you reach a medium to medium heavy shade.
add green glitter( enough to your able to see the green shade).


Bullfrog
1 cup plastisol
20 drops yellow
2 drops black
fine green glitter 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
large black glitter 1/4 teaspoon
fine black glitter 1/4 teaspoon


Cotton Candy
Plastic : 4 ozs.
1 drop pumpkin
1 drop red,
green, red, black, & blue glitter.


Culprit Red Shad
1) black color (with or without red flake) with some red Hi-lite powder mixed in...this is the dark back
2) strawberry, again with the red HL powder mixed in, usually some red flake...the red belly
***I frequently adjust the red belly color by adding some drops of black, blue or purple to darken it a bit. Sorry, but this is strictly a "to taste" recipe.


Frog Formula
4 oz Plastic
8 drops lc kudzu green
add 1/4 teaspoon of medium black flake. This is the top of the frog

4 oz Plastic
1/4 teaspoonful white pearl powder. This is the bottom layer of the frog.


Ghost hologram
1/2 cup plastic
1/8 tsp Large black Flk.
1/8 tsp Small Silver Hologram Flk.


Golden Punkin' seed
8 oz plastic
5 drops pumpkin seed
10 drops flo yellow
Add 1/4 tsp med. black flake
dont forget 1/8 tsp pearl white
Alt recipie instead of using flo yello use chartreuce, then substutie the pearl white with green hi lite's


Gourd Green
Root Beer or Amber Brown with medium and large green flake will both make nice Gourd Green colors. Pumpkin works too.


Gourd Green(b)
get real close to Zòöm's gourd green using LC pumpkin and medium green flake.
I don't remember an exact formula for it, but use it sparingly and you'll get there, I am thinking around 3-4 drops per 8 OZ. Try adding some small black flake too, really cool effect.


green weenies
Mine is amber brown on top and lime green on the bottom (black & red flake). Another popular one is straight brown over avocado. Makes a darker version
4 oz plastic
3 drops watermelon
2 drops Moss Green
black flake to taste
PART 2
4 oz plastic
3 drops straight Brown
1 drop Jet Black transparent
2 drops pumpkinseed.
NO FLAKE!
You can stick with 6 drops of brown if you have to but the formula above makes a far nicer chocolate


Ice Blue
1 cup plastic
2 drops blue
1/2 tsp pearl white powder
1/2 tsp Large Blue Flake
1/2 tsp Small Silver Holo Flake


June Bug(a)
1 1/2 cups plastic
40 drops of black grape
55-60 drops of red


June Bug(b)
Plastic : per ounce of plastic
add three drops of \"indigo\" (black grape).
when plastic is hot stir in green glitter until you get the desired effect.


Motor Oil Camo
4 oz Plastic
5 drops natural brown
20 drops motor oil
2 drops green


Motor Oil
4 oz Plastic
2 drops black
14 drops golden yellow


motor oil.
4 oz Plastic
2 black
4 amber
5 yellow
10 flourescent yellow
Add your choice of flake. If you want it just a tad darker, try adding 2 drops of purple.


Motoroil
1/2 Cup Plastisol
10 drops Chartruse (must be mixed with plastisol before heating)
10 drops Motoroil
If you cut the colorant to 7-8 drops each, the color comes out more on the watermelon side. Add a little fine red flake to this produces a very nice color.


Motor oil pepper
1/2 cup plastic
2 drops yellow
1 drop pumpkinseed
1/4 tsp Large Black Flk.
1/16 tsp Small Gold Flk.


motoroil red color
motor oil red is simply motor oil color with red glitter.


Motor Oil camo
4 oz. Plastic
5 drops natural brown
20 drops motor oil
2 drops green
brown/silver/red/and green glitter


Motor Oil
4 oz Plastic
2 drops black
14 drops golden yellow


Mustard Seed
Plastic : 4 ounces
6 drops Transparent Yellow
4 drops Amber Brown
3 drops White
black flake
green hi-lite (optional)


 

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Here is N-Z....

Natural Worm
4 oz. Plastic
4 drops pumpkinseed
1 drop natural brown
glitter your choice


Oxblood Lite
4 ounces of plastic
1 drop of purple
1 drop of red


Plum
Plastic : 4 ounces
6 drops Black Grape
5 drops Strawberry


Plum Crazy
1/2 cup plastic
2 drops rasberry
3/8 tsp Large Purple Flk.
1/8 tsp Small Gold Flk.


Purple Camo
4 oz. Plastic
14 drops purple
14 drops natural brown
green glitter


pink shades
3oz Plastic
5 drops red
3 drops Yellow
3 drops chartreuse



Hot Bubble Gum
8oz. plastic
12 drops bubble gum
8 drops florescent pink


pearl peach
8oz. plastic
8 drops bubble gum
4 drops yellow
8 drops minnow silver





Pink
1 cup plastic
6-10 drops red
1-3 drops white
1 cup plastic
4-6 drops of red
silver flake



Purple Camo
4 oz Plastic
14 drops purple
14 drops natural brown
green glitter


Rainbow Trout
In 4 ounces of plastic
Belly: 1/2 teaspoon of pearl white powder, 3 drops red color, large black flake
Back: 6 drops green color, pinch of blue hi-lite powder, large black and medium holograph (or silver) flake


RED
1 cup plastic
20 drops red


smoke with flake
Plastic : per ounce add one drop of black per ounce of plastic for light \"clear\" smoke and two drops of black per ounce of plastic for a \"medium \" smoke color .
Add silver and black flake to imitate baitfish ,Red to imitate crawfish or another good crawfish imitator is made by adding red,green,black,and copper (or orange)flake to smoke colored baits. This is essentially the Yamamoto grub color #180

Tubeman's Magnetic Wammo Camo
1 cup plastic
9 drops rootbeer
13 drops amber
8 drops carmel
small red glitter 1/2 tsp (estimated)
small green glitter 1/2 tsp (estimated)


transaprent metallic green pumpkin
8 oz Plastic
6 drops Pumpkin
3 drops Watermelon
3 drops Amber
A SMALL quantity of metallic silver powder (about the size of a match head?)
I like this bait seasoned with either Large Back Flake or LC Holo String Glitter.


Watermelon (dark)
4 oz Plastic
12 drops motoroil
4 drops watermelon
glitter of your choice.


Watermelon Gold
1 cup plastic,
6 drops Avocado Green,
1/2 tsp Large Black Flake
3/4 tsp Small Gold Flake
1/4 tsp Small Silver Hologram Flake


watermelonseed- non bleeding
Plastic : 5 gallons
6.8 grams school bus yellow.
4 grams black.
1/4 cup small black glitter.
1/4 cup large black glitter.


Watermelon Candy
Plastic : 4 ounces
4 drops MF Watermelon Brown
Lots of small & medium purple flake
touch of medium red flake
touch of medium black flake
touch of medium blue flake
touch of large green flake


Watermelon red
Plastic : 2oz
2 drops LC watermelon
1/8 tsp fine red glitter
a hair over 1/8 tsp med black glitter
1/2 tsp salt.


Yamamoto's cinnamon
is just very light brown; 1 drop of brown per every 4 ounces of plastic with medium black flake.


Yamamoto Watermelon with large green flake
1/2 cup Plastic
16 drops watermelon
1 drop black(just added this part to try and darken it up).


heavy salt watermelon
4oz plastic
8 drops Watermelon
4 drops black/grape


Dark Watermelon
4 oz Plastic
12 drops motoroil
4 drops watermelon
glitter of your choice.


Zoom's Margarita
1/2 cup plastic
8 drops of florescent yellow
large chartreuse and black glitter
medium green and black glitter
*add flakes to desired amounts.


zoom green pumpkin
In 4 ounces of plastic
6 drops of watermelon
6 drops pumpkinseed
medium black flake.
. You can also add a couple drops of brown to Lure Craft's green pumpkin for a darker effect.


Zoom's Red Bug
4 ounces of Plastic:
Plum (6 drops black grape
5 drops strawberry)
medium and large green flake
small copper flake

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Does anyone out there have a recipe for zoom's "mocassin blue" or a recipe to make a torquise color soft plastic? any help greatly appreciated. :help:

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Does anyone out there have a recipe for zoom's "mocassin blue" or a recipe to make a torquise color soft plastic? any help greatly appreciated. :help:

Try LureCraft Rootbeer, 8 drops/4 ounces.  Then add some blue flake.

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How about for Zoom's Sweet Potato color?

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Swampman.....thanks man.....appreciate the info.

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does anyone know the electric blue recipie?  that is one of my top 5 colors

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electric blue i use 1/3 cup of plastic and 6-9 drops of Lurecraft purple color, add some blue flake and it's very close

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I would like to know if anyone know's the recipe for Zoom's Mossy Pumpkin.
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Anyone have a recipe for green pumpkin candy and RI's sprayed grass color. Also, if anyone has a really good smallmouth color, that wuld be great.  Thank You !!!!

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where is the best place to get the supplies from is it a hobby thing or does it workout cheaper than just buying some soft baits?

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where is the best place to get the supplies from is it a hobby thing or does it workout cheaper than just buying some soft baits?

Ditto"  I'd like to make a few of my own and see if the fish would like them ~roflmao