The effects of fluorescent orange... and contrast ?

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Re: The effects of fluorescent orange... and contrast ?

Post by ronje » Wed May 08, 2019 6:52 am

Thanks for the tips, Al.

Onion bags. Well there you have it. Was wondering how the scale pattern was put on. I tried it a few years ago with mosquito net. What a mess. Think I put too much on or too close or something.

My fishing friend is now absolutely convinced and has got himself an airbrush kit. Produces some wonderful works of art that Rembrandt would be proud off. Wants to paint mine for me.

I'm an innovator and prefer to experiment so don't go to those lengths.

He got a bag of lure bodies from overseas (about 100 or so). You'd swear they are Jackal Squirrels (3m depth with very tight action) and plans to paint them all.

Is going to experiment with hook sizes etc to get them to suspend. He goes outside a bit and has different colour schemes in mind for clean water.

As the water starts to clear over the next 2 months (if no more rain upstream), I'll start to move more into and beyond orange colours.

The Mary should have some nice tan/grey coloured water in it at the moment.

The problem with lure manufacturers/painters is that they haven't grasped the basics of fluorescence. They use it sparingly so that the product looks nice to a buyer.

The bottom line is that the bigger the surface area, the more easily the colour is seen especially if its fluorescent.

That's why I do the whole lure (including the bibs these days).

I tried blending the paints. Fade one into the other without having sharp changes in colour at the tape edges. That just gave a dark (but fluorescent) band at the fade area. The first coat on was acting as a darker undercoat for the last coat (hence the dark band).

The use of tape gives an abrupt colour change and if you pick the right 2 colours for max contrast with each other, then you have an object in the water with a large surface area of each colour that contrast with each other particularly at the edges.

Thus much more easily seen.

Then you can look at the second barrel of the contrast question which is "the lure colours might contrast well with each other, but how well do both contrast with the background water column colour?"

Made progress there too so have nearly got as good a grasp on things as I can with the crude but effective laboaratory tools that I have.


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Re: The effects of fluorescent orange... and contrast ?

Post by al57 » Wed May 08, 2019 6:34 pm

the worse thing about painting and making lures is every where you bl..dy go your looking at materials that would go nice as a pattern on your lures ,woollies is a great place to look in the vegie section there is so many diff bags on them ,even knocked of one of the misses undies as they has a great pattern on them lol

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Re: The effects of fluorescent orange... and contrast ?

Post by ronje » Thu May 09, 2019 5:42 am

Al
, if I tried swiping the missus undies, I be accused of wearing them. At no stage would an explanation like using them as a pattern for spray painting fishing lures even get to first base.

In her case, I'd have enough material to pattern the boat (not just lures). Big heifer. Reckon I'd get about $1.20/kg at the local cattle sales.

Innovative thought though.
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Re: The effects of fluorescent orange... and contrast ?

Post by al57 » Fri May 10, 2019 7:33 am

lmao,

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Re: The effects of fluorescent orange... and contrast ?

Post by Matt Flynn » Fri May 10, 2019 9:00 am

Hope she's not on FFF!

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Re: The effects of fluorescent orange... and contrast ?

Post by al57 » Sun May 12, 2019 9:55 am

Rons in a bit of strife if she is lol

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Re: The effects of fluorescent orange... and contrast ?

Post by ronje » Sun May 26, 2019 1:11 pm

Bit of homework if u're willing.

Look at as many videos of barra being caught on hard bodies. Take particular note of water colour and lure colour.

Tell us all if you notice anything.
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