By TJ Maglio
June 10, 2014
I’ve always been a pretty simple guy when it comes to color choices for my soft plastics. In clear water, I’m throwing something green or brown, and in stained water, I almost exclusively throw some form of black with or without blue flake. Until the last few years I had never really strayed from 297 and 021 when it came to my personal Senko choices, and I was perfectly satisfied by barely scratching the GYCB color palette.
However, a couple years ago I was fishing a tournament with my good friend and Inside Line blogger extraordinaire Pete Robbins, and he turned me on to color 913, which is green pumpkin with green/purple flake and a bright chartreuse tail. That color is the deal and I’ve since made it a regular in my rotation. A year later fishing clearer waters I added a couple more to my arsenal for clear water; the 2013 new colors, 967 (goby) and 968 (perch). Fast forward to today, and I’ve gone from a green pumpkin or black and blue two trick pony to regularly relying on no less than eight colors of Senkos depending on the water I’m fishing.