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Old 02-27-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default Top 10 Kwikfish / Flatfish color pattern's?

I know my top 10 what are your's ?

Here are mine in no particular order!

Gold Double trouble, Gold Lemon Head, Copper with chartreuse tiger stripes, The Grinch, Glad Clown, Double Trouble, Fickle Pickle, Glo Dill Pickle, Blue bill with chartreuse a butt and finally I am going to add the Parker pattern to my top 10!

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Fickle pickle, Funky chicken in that order.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #3
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Grinch and a special run by Bobs a couple years ago (now impossible to find). Throw in a couple custom jobs. But by far it's the Grinch on the top.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:57 PM   #4
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1 trapper, 2 grinch, 3 double trouble, 4 blue magoo, 5 pink purple, 6 funky chicken. I really don't think color matters as much as scent and action, color can definetly keep the confidence up though and thats a big one plug fishin.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:33 PM   #5
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#1- silver with chartreuse head
#2- bug bite
#3 double trouble
#4 silver body with red tiger stripes and tail and chartreuse head
#5- grinch

Those are my favorite kwikfish. I have a bunch of number 1's and 3's but i only got 1 of each that consistently catches fish. As for number 2 i have a 14 and a 15 that catch fish consistently and same for number 4 and 5 as i just have 1 of each that catch them reguarly. So honestly its just finding the right plug that works right and gets the right action. If you got a lucky plug that fishes right and catches fish then you got to make sure you dont loose it and always have it in the water fishing. Not sure if the color matters as long as it is working right. I know my best plug the silver with chartreuse head caght atleast 1 fish every day last year when i was anchor fishing and then the 2nd to last day a fish put a hole in it with its teeth and i ended up catching one on it the last day after draining the water and patching the hole with super glue. I hope it still fishes good this year as i am not sure it dives the same now. Time will tell.
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:18 AM   #6
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Silver with double chartruese. (The true Classic)

Silver or Gold with flame red tips.

I catch so many with these, I dont get past my 1st two.



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Here are a few of my favorite Kwikfish color's. #1 Xmas Tree, #2 Live Wire, #3 Dead Duck, #4 Cherokee, #5 Shad Rack, #6 Scarlet Fever, #7 Fishnet, #8 Invader, #9 Schooner, and #10 Steelhead Whomper. I have way more but these one's I like a lot. Dale (SalmonBuster)
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Grinch, Cricket, Yellow bill and red butt, double trouble... to name a few.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:40 AM   #9
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Can someone post pics of the kwickfish with names........thanks
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Fickle Pickle, Double Trouble, Tonya and whatever one has a chartreus bill and blue stripes.
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I was just going through my Kwikfish's and found ten more favorite color's. #1 Steelhead Run, #2 Green Hot Head, #3 M CH/OR SD, #4 Mongo Madness, #5 G.H. Special, #6 Dirt Devil, #7 Cream Puff, #8 Girl Frog, #9 Bronco, and #10 Kayla's Pick.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:00 AM   #12
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Grinch and California Watermelon. Depending on how many people are on my my boat, at least one rod always has one of these in k13-k15. Also productive are the Cricket, double trouble, and trapper.
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I was going through my tackle some more and found ten more good looking Kwikfish's. #1 Sly Seeker, #2 Go Getter, #3 Double Ender, #4 Tool, #5 Glad Clown, #6 Fred's Secret, #7 She Fish, #8 Peach Beach, #9 Hot Flash, and #10 Downtown Gal. I'm a total fishing tackle junky.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:26 PM   #14
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Grinch , fickle pickle & this M2 flat fish
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silver chartreuse head no rattles or straight silver with silver flash on tail hook ssshhhh also silver with pink head and chartreuse tail fishes well too
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:16 PM   #16
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For chinook:

BabyGotBack (Fickle Pickle with black tail)



Cheese Measles (ifish 2004)



Funky Chicken (stock LJ name)



Green Machine/eyeFISH 2005



Measles (LJ = Nickle Fire Dot).... sorry could find no digi-pics of a king with a Measles in its mouth



Purple Peril (LJ = Gay Boy)



Trapper (stock LJ name)



Tequila Sunrise (LJ = Flame Thrower)


Old Reliable/LemonHead/Double Trouble (chrome/chartr)


Dirty Copper/eyeFISH 2009
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NW Panhandler - check out the link below or go to Luhr Jensen's website to see colors/names of various Kwikfish.

http://www.luhrjensen.com/products/salmon--steelhead
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:23 PM   #18
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My favorite flatfish for springers is the FF.960.SCT.BX

Chartreuse top of the bill, side markings, and back stipe with some glitter in the paint.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:14 PM   #19
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I guess I will buck the trend, I catch alot of chinook Both upriver and on the coastl waters with the Gold Digger. My favorite
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Francis- Two questions- have you had much success on CR chinook with the Funky Chicken? It's in my box, has been fished a little, but outside of one of the very first springers me or my buddies ever caught on kwiks, I don't remember it getting bit... Does it work better on the Kenai?

And, is that Purple Peril really called "Gay Boy" on the lure jensen box!? TOC. </end hijack>
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:33 PM   #21
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1. Trapper K14
2. Double trouble K14

3. Pink poka dots K14 when the wife fishes, She hammers them on that stupid plug, When she isn't aboard I don't catch or get bit on the dumb plug to save my butt. So they stay now in the box, And Fish the trusty two.

This rounds out the top 10, Three rods fishing on any given day two outside rods have same plug on the the middle has the other. I sure like that K14 Trapper so much I just had the Wholesale sports stores in Oregon send what they had to my house. out of them everywhere up here. I am ready to start the season.......
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #22
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my secret color is flourescent red. all sizes.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:13 PM   #23
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Top Row: Silver/Flo. Red Dot, Pink Pearl, Glad Clown, Trapper

2nd Row: Blue Magoo, Silver/Purple/Cerise T&T, Grinch, Fickle Pickle

3rd Row: Slammer, Bubba, Flo. Red, Silver

4th Row: Silver Blue Scale, Flame Thrower, Silver Chartreuse Head, Double Trouble

Bottom Row: Dill Pickle, Funky Chicken

My best: Silver/Chartreuse Head....the rest are for fun. But I do like to fish Scratch, Fickle Pickle, Grinch and Bubba.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:43 PM   #24
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Francis- Two questions- have you had much success on CR chinook with the Funky Chicken? It's in my box, has been fished a little, but outside of one of the very first springers me or my buddies ever caught on kwiks, I don't remember it getting bit... Does it work better on the Kenai?
I never had much faith in that color the first time i saw it. My ex-wife was the one who convinced me to buy one at Trustworthy Hardware in Soldotna as a backup to her reigning favorite, the Purple Peril. It has never stopped catching fish since. I believe it excels in limited viz conditions, especially when you can find the deepest darkest (almost black) metallic purple base.... the chartreuse accents and fluo cerise belly stripe really stand out in stark contrast.

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And, is that Purple Peril really called "Gay Boy" on the lure jensen box!? TOC. </end hijack>
Well it used to be. I see they have gone the PC route on the most recent packaging. I think Cosmo can vouch for my story on that one.
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Eric, I vouch for the earlier name.

Now to get back on topic. My second favorite would be the 0892 Kwikfish in the 15 size, two tone green and chartreuse bill and back stripe with the green side markings.
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TRAPPER has been the best for me since it came out. Even the sea lions seem to like it
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:08 AM   #28
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I don't remember the name, but it looks the same as the Trapper, but it also has a chartreuse head. It is silver with blue squiggles on the side with a chartreuse butt & Head.
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as long as it's wrapped and in their face.
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Color may make a difference sometimes, but I believe it's the individual lure that makes the difference between catching and not. I've got a group of about 15 kwikfish that represent many different colors and patterns that catch fish...multiple fish. I've got the exact same colors and patterns of each that don't catch any. Tune what you've got the best you can, rotate the inventory and mark the ones that catch a fish. Over the season and years, you'll ID the ones that work. Get rid of the ones that don't.
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Does anyone have a picture of the Dead Duck pattern? I've heard of it but never seen it before. Thanks!
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Dead Duck....
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Sweet thanks man! You've had a lot of success with it? I found one a guy has for 5 bucks that im picking up so im kinda pumped to give it a try.
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Sweet thanks man! You've had a lot of success with it?
Success? Understatement of the year.

How often do you put a new plug into the rotation and just have it light the whole boat on fire? One that catches so many fish on its maiden voyage that its bill is indelibly marked by the snap with a permanent "Ring of Life"... the most obvious hallmark of a true swimmer! Well, at least beyond the teeth marks and chipped paint.

This garish K13 was certainly one of those plugs.... chrome base, chartreuse hot tail, metallic green back, chartreuse on fluo orange puddle dots. KILLER!

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Old 04-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #35
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I don't think color matters much. I have one that is silver and chartreuse that about has it's paint worn off from catching fish. It still keeps catching, and I still keep fishing it.

When I think about color, I want either chartreuese and silver or chartruese and gold, any variation, for springers, and something with orange for fall fish.
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slammer >20
double trouble >10
dead duck >10
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chartreus/fire (I call fire banana) >5
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My favorite was a Double Trouble, but it had chartreuse dots. Lost it netting a fish and can't find another. Does aybody know the name ?
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:35 PM   #38
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That was a special run by Bobs a few years ago. I lost my last one this year too.
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Now to get back on topic. My second favorite would be the 0892 Kwikfish in the 15 size, two tone green and chartreuse bill and back stripe with the green side markings.

That would have been the original "Green Reaper" on my Kenai boat.... fore-runner to what would later become the Grinch when LJ switched most of the color patterns to put the main accent color on the butt instead of the bill and vertical bars were switched to tiger stripes. Gay Boy and Flame Thrower underwent similar makeovers.
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Well then, the Green Reaper was my luckiest by far. Followed by funky chicken, grinch, and double trouble.
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The Trapper has landed me many.
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The Slammer, The Grinch and the Red Dead Herring have all done well for me.
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I never had much faith in that color the first time i saw it. My ex-wife was the one who convinced me to buy one at Trustworthy Hardware in Soldotna as a backup to her reigning favorite, the Purple Peril. It has never stopped catching fish since. I believe it excels in limited viz conditions, especially when you can find the deepest darkest (almost black) metallic purple base.... the chartreuse accents and fluo cerise belly stripe really stand out in stark contrast.



Well it used to be. I see they have gone the PC route on the most recent packaging. I think Cosmo can vouch for my story on that one.
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Wow my best 2 springer catchers came from the same Trustworthy Hardware store.. One is a rainbow tipped k16. The other is just a double trouble k15
They are beat up and in very bad condition changed hooks 3 times on them. Still runs true.
Maybe some magic in that store.
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Which are better Kwikfish or Brads killer.
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Parker, sorry, I don't have a pic handy.
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Tequila Sunrise (LJ = Flame Thrower)

Same plug still catching fish 10 years later...



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I don't remember the name, but it looks the same as the Trapper, but it also has a chartreuse head. It is silver with blue squiggles on the side with a chartreuse butt & Head.
This is probably the one. Trapper with double cheese, less the bacon (fluo orange pork belly).



This plug ran as THE poster child for the LJ Kwikfish campaign for a couple years, esp when the K16X was first introduced. For the life of me, I can't come up with the name. Carmen would know, but I have no OUIJA board or other useful paranormal skills.

Buzz would probably also know, but since he's with the "other" team at YBC, I'm not sure he's allowed to say.
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Color may make a difference sometimes, but I believe it's the individual lure that makes the difference between catching and not. I've got a group of about 15 kwikfish that represent many different colors and patterns that catch fish...multiple fish. I've got the exact same colors and patterns of each that don't catch any. Tune what you've got the best you can, rotate the inventory and mark the ones that catch a fish. Over the season and years, you'll ID the ones that work. Get rid of the ones that don't.
This is my way of thinking as well. With that being said this is the top doz kwiks and 3 mags that I usually end up fishing in a day of sunup to sundown.


And my fishing partner that always fishes with me his choices are these.


These are all fish catching swimmers. I have 35 different colors but these are the ones usually taken out for the day. Sometimes every once in a while I have to admit a certain color will just be unfire for the day and we'll both fish the same color. When that happens it's usually the Blue Magoo, Psyco Clown or the Willies Secret
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Hmmmmm. Let's see......





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Classic old school color schemes Purple Peril, Tequila Sunrise, and Green Reaper (my names).... before they got changed to the Hot-Tail versions GayBoy, FlameThrower, and Grinch.



Buddy/mentor DrifterWA found me a couple K-16's in the original Purple Peril and Green Reaper finishes. Gonna pick 'em up today and get those baby's wet on the Kenai this summer just for old time's sake. Mebbe one will be a swimmer?
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Home Sweet Home for the two "newest" members of the KeenEye war-chest!



No definitive teeth marks and no tell-tale Ring of Life on either of these K16's, but the way they were rigged doesn't give me any confidence that could have possibly hooked up successfully with any BIG kings.

Gonna get 'em cleaned up and re-rigged hangback style. I told DrifterWA he'd be the first to get a pic by txt if either plug finds its way into the jaws of a Kenai hawg.
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My glee over acquiring these old classics started me on a quest back in time today, perusing old fishing logs and photo albums. (Yeah, those big bulky old plastic sheet-faced sticky cardboard-backed volumes filled with actual tangible hard copies of images rendered from old-school film cameras!)

My first exposure to the venerable KwikFish was back in 1989. And back then they were only available in Alaska tackle shops in extremely limited color choices.... chrome, lemon head, blue pirate, green pirate, fluo green and flu red.

Up until 1988, my brother and I were dedicated Kenai "draggers"... free-drifting our tried and true Spin-N-Glo / egg combos. But something peculiar happened on the Kenai that year. We'd see the occasional boat sitting "stationary" in the river along some of the more productive "dragging" lanes. We'd pass them in disgust, thinking "clueless" dough balls, wishing they'd just learn to fish the "proper" way and NOT clog up river traffic. I mean what was the point, we thought... they're just burning a bunch of gas unnecessarily, they may as well just throw their anchors, right? They weren't moving, and they certainly weren't covering much water... or so we thought.

Well that was the beginning of a revolution, and we were about to get schooled.

My buddy HogOn had figured out what these obstructionist "dough balls" were doing... it was called "backtrolling".... OOOOH, so that's what the super-secret deal was! He said he had given it a try, and that it would be life-changing.... WAY better than dragging. You actually have to learn how to drive a boat, and figure out exquisite boat control... and precisely present the gear to the fish. Besides, with dragging, it's just so AUTOMATIC ... fish bites and the boat is flying downstream so fast, the boat basically hooks the fish, and it's off to the races. How stupid-easy is that? Backtrolling would be WAY more satisfying, he assured me.

YEAH YEAH YEAH... it just looks like a waste of gas.

Anyway I convinced my brother (then the sole boat-owner) to give it a go. We bought one.... let me stress ONE, as in singular .... LJ jet diver and rigged it with ONE single Spin-N-Glo /egg combo. We started backtrolling the top of the Crossover on river right as there was virtually no else one there that evening. About 10 minutes into the troll, my brother says, "This is STUPID!"

"Just wait," I replied. "Let's just give it one full pass."

A few minutes later, as he's about ready to fall asleep at the wheel, we're spurred to full alert as the SOLO rod buckles over and line is screaming from the ABU 6500 with the clicker in LOUD protest.

We turn to each other thinking... HOLY KRAP, HogOn's an idiot.... that's about as AUTOMATIC as it gets!

Well, the rest is history, and that would be the last year we would purposely turn our boat sideways to the current in order to catch a Kenai king. That winter, I'd read everything I could get my hands on about backtrolling.... which basically meant back-issues of STS magazine. Then this stunning picture hit the cover of STS



HOLY KRAP! And what was that ugly looking thing hanging from that hawg's mouth?

Well the secret had finally been unveiled to the masses.... and almost overnight, the K16 was the "must have" darling of the Kenai.

Caught my first Kenai king on Old Faithful (chrome lemon head) that year and have been hooked ever since. That original fish-catchin' Old Faithful would go on to rack up 16 notches before it was lost to a Kenai king in 1997... the first-ever ALL-STAR Kwik in my collection. I was BEYOND distraught to lose it.



Over those years, the available color selection exploded, and Kwiks would fill disproportionately large sections of tackle aisles everywhere. But no one had a better Kwik selection than Trustworthy Hardware in Soldotna.

I believe 1995 was the year LJ launched their Hot-Tail campaign.... with Buzz touting the merits of putting the accent color on the business end of the plug... to maximize the odds of that trailing treble ending up squarely in the maw of Mr. King.

The campaign was a hit, perhaps too successful. Soon it became impossible to find some of the old trusted paint jobs in the tackle aisle. And that's obviously still true today.



So happy to acquire these old classics!

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Double Trouble or the one like it but the head and tail colors are swapped. I can't remember its name.
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Double Trouble or the one like it but the head and tail colors are swapped. I can't remember its name.


The Double Trouble (I prefer Double Cheese) is the same color on both ends.

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I'd like to know what makes some swell up like a ballon.



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The Double Trouble (I prefer Double Cheese) is the same color on both ends.

Absolutely. I think that's part of the magic of why it fishes good with them swapped. ;-)
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