Custom Painting a Bluegill Crankbait
In the bass fishing world, the Bluegill pattern is one of the most popular crankbait patterns sold everywhere. That’s why Custom Painting a Bluegill Crankbait is a critical skill to learn if you want to sell your lures to others. Bluegill patterns flat out catch fish!
In today’s blog post we will be featuring a video lure painting tutorial from Michael Orensteen. Michael has been custom painting crankbaits and other hard body lures for quite a while now. His persistence at constantly learning new techniques, and improving his skill set has caused him to become very good at what he does!
So today he will be sharing his tips and tricks for Custom Painting a Bluegill Crankbait. Michael states right up front that painting this particular pattern isn’t nearly as hard as it looks. So, to back that claim, he shows us what it takes.
Michael does a great job of explaining how to start with a base coat and then use layers of color for a realistic look. It’s important to remember that nothing in nature is perfect. So trying to achieve perfection in your lure paint scheme isn’t necessary.
One other important point that Michael makes is that the tutorials are meant to teach methods, but not to encourage outright copying or duplication. It’s best to learn techniques and then use your imagination and experiment with variations to see what you come up with yourself.
Bluegills may look different in your area than they do in another region. So always keep that in mind when trying to mimic the natural baitfish in your area lakes, ponds and rivers. And remember that your lure isn’t going to be sitting still for the bass to examine closely. So triggering a bite is the most important thing you want to accomplish.
As always, we’ve included a list of items needed to create this type of bait and color pattern.
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