You may have noticed that our saltwater lures are offered in several colors: green, green/blue, blue, and orange. But, the primary offerings are green, green/blue, and blue
Because these lures are fished deeper than our freshwater lures, the physics of light, and its absorption by water, comes into play. In the open ocean, certain wavelengths of light (like red and violet) only penetrate the upper 50 meters while green and blue are visible well beyond 100 meters. For an illustration, see this page.
If you're fishing in the upper 50 meters, any of our saltwater colors should work. But, if you're fishing beyond that depth, we'd suggest that you use our green, green/blue, or blue lures.
A friend, who's worked in fisheries for years, noticed that the action of the OG1 resembled a stunned, or wounded baitfish. (He based this on observations from times spent sampling streams and lakes while electro-fishing. They'd stun the fish to analyze species, size, growth, etc.)
What he'd noticed was the almost random action of the OG1 in the videos I'd sent him. If you watch the video I'm attaching to this blog post, you'll notice that unlike many other lures which move symmetrically with respect to a given axis, the OG1 exhibits random movements.
This is hard to catch at first when viewing the lure at normal trolling speed. So, I've slowed it down in this video from full speed to half-speed to quarter-speed.
Take a look here.
Fished the Potholes reservoir on July 5th to test lures. Took four nice rainbows with several different lures--the common thread was orange. (One of the lures we tested was completely orange; the others just had orange in the tail section.)
The below fish is one of those taken:
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.