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My first spinnerbait in about 20 years

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I needed some small summertime spinnerbaits and being I cant buy want I desire I got the old equipment out and made one . I purchased a Hot Pot and went to work . I did some practice runs without hook / wire and the cavity wasnt filling .  I sprayed the mold with Pam and the next two practice fills were complete . My first pour was a complete lure and I stopped there . I only have two more wire forms until I buy some more .

 

Here it is unpainted ,. 1/4 ounce  , 4.0 hook , small willow leaf and silicone skirt . It should be just the ticket for fishing 10 to 15 foot deep on points . I made a lock loop to hold the blade .

 

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Nice Work! What colors did you use?

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Its just a skirt material I had left over  , some type of shad color .

Since this morning I acquired , for one heck of a price , free ,  another spinner bait mold  , buzz bait mold , bass casting weight mold , misc blades and hardware . So I've been busy making baits for the two hours . 

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I have a bunch of skirt material , the living rubber kind . I'm having a heck of a time trying to stretch it out and cutting it . I need three hands .

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It looks great! I've had very limited success on
spinnerbaits, so I don't fish them much at all.

But good luck on your sweet creation!

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That's the only way I'd ever make spinnerbaits, if I got the supplies free. By the time you buy the wire, hook, quality BB swivel, beads/spacers, and blades, you can pretty much go out and buy one already made. I don't use a lot of spinnerbaits though, and when I do I can get away with the baits I find in stores. 

It's a good looking bait, why so light for that deep of water though? I have a hard time cranking a 3/4oz spinnerbait slow enough to keep it that deep.

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6 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

 

It's a good looking bait, why so light for that deep of water though? I have a hard time cranking a 3/4oz spinnerbait slow enough to keep it that deep.

I hop it like a worm and I also poured   3/8 and 1/2   . I like using the Strike King Rocket Shads , just dont like the hooks on them ,  so these are similar in  shape with a single hook . Thats only a number three willow so it will sink fast enough  

The only expensive part of making the lure is the ball bearing swivel . I bought a bunch of blades and baits on clearance , for a quarter a piece , just to get the swivels . I have lots of lead , enough to make  thousands of lures and sinkers . I gave a bunch of it away to the guy who gave me all his equipment , he makes bullets .

 

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I'm done pouring lures for now . I have way more than I need . I have enough buzzbaits already to last a hundred years . I'll pour more spinnerbaits after a trial run with these . I prefer single spins most of the time , so it makes since to make what I want .

 

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Very nice!!!!! I love the lock loop, that is all I do now. The skirt color on your first one looks like clear blue interference, that color with a small single willow is killer on pressured fish.

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1 hour ago, smalljaw67 said:

Very nice!!!!! I love the lock loop, that is all I do now. The skirt color on your first one looks like clear blue interference, that color with a small single willow is killer on pressured fish.

Thats why I made a few   . I cant buy baits to my specs  . Those small bladed baits on a castable lure works for summer and pressured fish .

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I used one yesterday . On the picture above I used the top right one . Its a half ounce with an extremely short arm . I miscalculated how much to cut off when I made the locking loop and ended up with an arm shorter than I wanted . Guess what . I caught six bass on it about 17 foot deep . It sank fast , helicoptered well on the fall and I'm going to make more like it .  I also caught fish out there  on crankbaits and worms too , thirty total .That Strike King 6XD  was tearing them up .

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Nice looking baits!

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Thank you for posting your homemade spinnerbaits.

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