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Which pro fishermen past or present are known for being great spinnerbait fishermen??

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Jimmy Houston , Roland Martin , KVD , Rick Clunn  come to mind . 

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Great names listed here for SBs. Clunn, in particular, attributes his success with them to learning from two legendary spinnerbait anglers. One, whose name I have forgotten, fished with SBs all year long, in all conditions.

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Lonnie Stanley 😉

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4 hours ago, Harold Scoggins said:

Hank Parker and Jimmy Houston.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9cjTpD4NIE

I've always enjoyed watching Hank make those blades dance.

At 13:20  Hank says when he gets the spinnerbait to the end of the tree to just lets it fade away . Thats a  good tip . I do it instinctively anymore . Just lower  the rod  slowly and slow down  the retrieve . You dont have to stop it   and let it flutter , though thats a good tactic too . Thats why the most important part of a spinnerbait  [ in my opinion ] is the swivel .Cheap swivels just dont cut it .

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David Wharton was pretty good with a spinnerbait 😉

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Ken Cook throwing Hart Spinnerbaits. Still have some. 😁

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7 minutes ago, tander said:

Ken Cook throwing Hart Spinnerbaits. Still have some. 😁

That's actually a good one. When I first got into bass fishing I had a book that I used to help me and he had a couple of sections on spinnerbaiting. Can't believe I forgot about that. Thanks for posting.

 

Stan Sloane was another SB guy. Loved his Zorro baits. I had a ton of luck on his short armed versions.

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2 hours ago, Jigfishn10 said:

. I had a ton of luck on his short armed versions.

 

Single gold blade slow rolled at night! 😉

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2 hours ago, Jigfishn10 said:

That's actually a good one. When I first got into bass fishing I had a book that I used to help me and he had a couple of sections on spinnerbaiting. Can't believe I forgot about that. Thanks for posting.

 

Stan Sloane was another SB guy. Loved his Zorro baits. I had a ton of luck on his short armed versions.

I think   I still have a couple of those .  They are short arms and not the Bass Busters .

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34 minutes ago, Catt said:

 

Single gold blade slow rolled at night! 😉

Yeah, those were bomb.com at night. Dawn or dusk worked for me as well. Loved the way they helicoptered. Steep drop offs, bluffs or even open water.

 

In the early spring when you first get a nice warm sun, the warm water surface could be a magnet for bass to gravitate to. Slow roll a shorty, then kill it and let fall on a helicopter?!? Man makes my heart race just thinking about it. 😜

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3 hours ago, Catt said:

 

Single gold blade slow rolled at night! 😉

The famous Zorro Aggravator!!  You can also wake it. Avery so often the blade will break the surface and "plops" a few turns. Bass can't stand it!

 

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Bobby Murry was known as "the thin water" top pro and won the '71 Classic on Lake Mead using a Zorro Aggravitor spinnerbait. Most of the top B.A.S.S. pros fished spinnerbaits in the 70's thru 80's.

Rick Clunn credits spinnerbaits for his early success and KVD got his start using Nichols spinnerbaits. 

Tom

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Funny they don't get the press they used to.  Are chatterbaits that much better?

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2 hours ago, The Bassman said:

Funny they don't get the press they used to.  Are chatterbaits that much better?

 

No, Chatterbaits are not that much better. Bladed jigs have been a very popular flavor for a while now, but I generally fish them much different than a regular spinner bait. Although some presentations are interchangeable, I generally prefer bladed jigs in more stained water and closer to the bottom than spinner baits.

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31 minutes ago, Wurming67 said:

Any idea who makes this spinnerbait?

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Isabel in Costa Rica.

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Ken Cook, KVD and Jason Christie

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1 hour ago, WRB said:

Bobby Murry was known as "the thin water" top pro and won the '71 Classic on Lake Mead using a Zorro Aggravitor spinnerbait

 

Billy & Bobby Murray were from Hot Springs Arkansas, they were known for using spinning tackle, light line, & small lures.

 

The reason Bobby was throwing a spinnerbait was in the early classics anglers were only allowed 4 combos & 10 lbs of tackle for an unknown destination.

 

What was amazing about Bobby he only had 3 B.A.S.S. wins 2 were classics! 

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2 hours ago, Wurming67 said:

Any idea who makes this spinnerbait?

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Strike King

 

Allen

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