It’s not quite white, but it’s close, and it’s deadly on stripers. It’s a color called “bone.” The name describes the color pretty well, a muted white, that doesn’t seem too remarkable, until you get it in front of fish.

I’ve heard stories about anglers who used to intentionally chip the paint off their old Red Fin swimmers to reveal the bone coloration underneath, because they’d found that the more beat up the plug was, the more fish it caught. Today, many manufacturers offer this color in their line, and as I recently learned, one of my favorite lures is now available in one of my most productive colors. Take a look at the bone-colored Super Strike Zig Zag. I cannot wait to cast this lure into a rip in a few weeks.

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