Hawghead Marine & Tackle has asked me to design another tube color. They should be available at the shop in time for their mid-March spring sale. We will probably run KBF specials before then.
The tube is half riverbottom color (tail color), and half a color that is the same as the color of the business end (claws and carapice shell) of the crawfish that live in the Susquehanna River: a blend of turquoise, white, and green pumpkin. Crawfish have variations of color depending on time of year, where they are in the molting stage (soft shells are a dark dark watermelon color), and species of crawfish. I based this color on the observations and underwater photography of Susky craws during the cold to cool water periods. In other words, these tubes will match the color of Susquehanna crawfish exactly from mid-October through mid April. At that time, most of them turn a shade closer to Hawghead's Mudpie Purple tube.
This is a shot of a handful of the ones I produced in my basement. My son Cooper is in the background, curious about daddy's critters. I'm good at making the colors right, but not good at getting the unique consistency that Hawghead's tubes are: durably soft and perfect for rigging weedless on an extra wide gap hook with an egg sinker and glass rattle shoved up inside. I like the 4 inch size rigged weedless when the temps are in the 40's, and the 3 inchers rigged on a 1/4 oz ball head jig for when it's colder. For some reason, the smaller ones work better when it's truely cold.