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Went out yesterday in a friends boat and we had a great day fishing flutter spoons, caught 20 or so, a mix of spots and LM. 

I lost one spoon on a snag and these things are a little pricey, $6-8 depending on the brand.  I'm looking at making my own to save a few $$$, Netcraft catalog has flutter spoons (without the hooks), at about $2 each if you buy 10.  Has anyone tried them?  Do any of you build your own, and if so, where do you get the spoons?

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Spoons are awesome in the cold months. I buy blanks on eBay and they do pretty good. Cabela's sells blanks as well, at leats they used to.

I havent seen any of the real big flutter spoons like the Lake Fork spoon or the new Strike King Sexy spoon in bulk blanks yet though. I generally use the small 1/2 oz spoons a lot and have no problems.

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Just starting to learn the spoon - have only tried it my last trip and didnt commit much time to it...but will be doing more and more of it this winter as I hear its a killer tactic!

I havent tried a "flutter spoon" yet, but just got one of those lake fork spoons in the mail last week, so I will be trying it out along with some other spoons friday.

I noticed yesterday at a store in Tuscaloosa AL there were some really basic hand made ones setting for like two for $2.50 - let me know what you guys find out - I imagine a basic white pained flutter spoon with little detail would do the same thing...

Any tips on working the flutter spoon for a newb...?

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BigEbass, I'm a newbie myself to them, but they worked well yesterday.  We were casting them to bluff walls where there was a dropoff to 25-40 feet.  I cast them to the wall, let it drop for a second or two, lifted my rod to about 12 O'clock and let it drop again, continue doing this until you work it back to the boat.  The hits were light, so if you think it's a bite, set the hook!  If you do a Google search on flutter spoons you can find some in depth articles that will tell you a lot more than I can.

Jann's Netcraft is the only place I could find the Bigger Texas  style blanks, I ordered some and I'll see how they work. 

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I first started using them at Lake Fork post spawn just before they got popular. I got some of the original ones there and lost most of them at some lakes in Va.

For an emergency supply, I buy the 1 oz Dardevle spoons and paint them a somewhat shad color if a painted one is all I can find (like the red/white ones). Sometimes I just scrape the paint off.

No color is needed, the chrome or brass works great. I do change the heavy wire trebles that come on them with a feathered treble Owner hook.

I purchase a few each year when I go to Fork at Lake Fork Marina.

I don't use them enough to bother getting a bunch of blanks.

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I use spoons a great deal of the time. Where I fish you don't own them long enough to get emotionally attached, constant cut offs, but fewer hits with wire.

I buy a generic spoons at my local tackle shop for $2.50-$3.00, they work great. I put dots of red nail polish on them for weight distinction, I don't think I get more or less hits with the added color.

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Read some of the articles on a google search - this is a pretty versatile bait it seems in fishing shallow, deep, middle, verticle....

wonder how well they work for winter bass vs. a traditional spoon....?

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A jigging spoon, like a Hopkins Shorty will catch fish vertically no doubt about it and I use them but I prefer a flutter type spoon fished vertically as well. They sink a little slower than a regular jigging spoon.

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