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Why double blades? What do they do that a single wont do? I have a large selection of both but dont see an advantage with two blades. I think I could fish the rest of my life with one blade and not miss duos blades at all.

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2 blades = double the water displacement and flash with less water resistance, everything else being equal.

Double tandem willow blades are a good example, the spinning bait can be retrieved faster, stay higher in the water column with less water resistance and put our a lot flash, plus the blades more resemble baitfish.

A single blade can be retrieved slower than a double blades, put off less flash and sometimes a slower moving spinner bait is what appeals to bass. I use both styles.

Tom

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WRB's posts are always difficult to follow because he usually covers everything of importance in a nice, concise manner. The only thing I would add is that sometimes bass will prefer the specific throbbing cadence of a large single bladed spinnerbait under certain situations. I like spinnerbaits with a single large blade when I am fishing deep. A single large willow leaf is great and when I want to go slower and still stay off the bottom a Colorado blade is the ticket. And there are situations where the double blades are preferred as well. I wouldn't fish without either the double or the single.

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spinner bait science is somewhat of a very difficult critter. typically a single blade spinner bait will have more feel of the vibration than when using two blades. the next part of the equation is to figure out whether a single or double is the order of the day. when using double blade, every different combination give off a different vibration and flash. i have fished days when i caught fish early on a single blade, later in the day go to a double willow, and then again have to change later in the afternoon to a combination of a colorado in front and a willow in back.

i would guess that because gettting the "right" blade combination is sometimes so hard to do is why i throw a so much. not so much to worry about on a jig. just the right weight and your basic color. however, there are times that the blade is the bait ot be throwing. on the water experience is a great teacher on learning when to use single or double, and what combinations.

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We sometimes forget that both Rick Clunn and KVD won more tournaments fishing spinnerbaits than crankbaits! You should read whatever both those 2 pros have to say about spinnerbait blades. Clunn was the first to use heavier wedge shape blades and KVD was a fan of Indiana blades, there is so much to learn about spinnerbaits.

Tom

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In the spring I normally used tandem blades and switch to singles after the spawn. The last couple of years I used a single Turtle back blade in the spring with real good success. Thats why the question.

Edited. They are not quite Turtleback design. They are Terminator "Oklahoma" blades that I took off of Terminator baits because the were too heavy for the lure wt. and came in sideways, then placed them on a heavier lure.

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I always have two spinnerbait rods rigged and have one with a single colorado and another with tandem colorado/willow or colorado/colorado blades and let the bass tell me which one they prefer that day. The murkier the water, the more I use the single colorado or the tandem with two colorado blades.

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I have a pile of both. I roll my own so I tend to experiment all the time. I noticed tandem blades seem to cartwheel less when the bait gets out of tune than singles so even when I want a large single bladed bait I'll stick a small #2 blade in front of it plus I like at least one painted blade. I still fish singles but a common bait for me would be a 3/4 ounce bait with a #5 Colorado main blade and a #2 in front of it. I use this where I would have normally run just a single #5 blade. So far so good.

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