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First try at spinnerbaits

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Tired of not being able to find the thumping spinnerbaits and certain colors that I like, so I started pouring and tying my own. Fairly happy with how my first few came out. 

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Nice work—I would be proud of those too!  Its very rewarding catching fish on lures you made yourself and you will definitely catch em on those!

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Besides the SK Midnight Special I make all my spinnerbaits for the same reason.

 

Allen

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12 hours ago, BoatSquirrel said:

Nice work—I would be proud of those too!  Its very rewarding catching fish on lures you made yourself and you will definitely catch em on those!

Yeah I make so many of my own baits already, I've just been putting off making spinnerbaits because they're expensive to get into. I got enough orders almost immediately when I started making these that I already covered my expenses though so it worked out pretty well.

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I have made a lot of spinnerbaits over the past 30 years so if you have any questions call me, I will PM you my number. You are off to a good start but there are a lot of nuances to spinnerbaits so I can save you time with trial and error.

 

Allen

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Used to make spinnerbaits, jigs, and road runners. 35 years ago.  

I sold them at fishing shows to support my tournament fishing. I was dirt poor back then.

Got the old do it mold out of mothballs and poured a few spinnerbaits this year.

surprisingly the components don't cost much more than they did back then.

Ball bearing swivels used to be like buying gold. now they are fairly cheap.

only problem is the largest cavity is 1/2 oz. would like to make some 1 oz. baits.

 

Those are nice looking. I like the shape of the head.

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47 minutes ago, Russ E said:

Used to make spinnerbaits, jigs, and road runners. 35 years ago.  

I sold them at fishing shows to support my tournament fishing. I was dirt poor back then.

Got the old do it mold out of mothballs and poured a few spinnerbaits this year.

surprisingly the components don't cost much more than they did back then.

Ball bearing swivels used to be like buying gold. now they are fairly cheap.

only problem is the largest cavity is 1/2 oz. would like to make some 1 oz. baits.

 

Those are nice looking. I like the shape of the head.

I got this mold because of the larger sizes 5/8, 3/4, and 1oz. BB swivels seem to be about a dollar each for good ones. Blades are pricey too.

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21 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I got this mold because of the larger sizes 5/8, 3/4, and 1oz. BB swivels seem to be about a dollar each for good ones. Blades are pricey too.

I was thinking about getting a new mold with the heavier sizes.

the good swivels were about that price 35 years ago. I noticed the blades get pricey when you get to the bigger sizes.

Its pricey, but if you look at a good Quality 1oz. spinnerbait they are up around $10.00 or more. Plus finding one with a single colorado blade is tough.

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@Bluebasser86 once this gov shutdown is over I would like to talk with you about getting some made. They look awesome!

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Finished up the last few for the orders I had and made a couple for myself as well :)

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28 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Finished up the last few for the orders I had and made a couple for myself as well :)

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Nice. Need to try them out on some fat coal fired bass

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22 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Finished up the last few for the orders I had and made a couple for myself as well :)

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Is that chrome powder paint?

 

Allen

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2 minutes ago, Munkin said:

 

Is that chrome powder paint?

 

Allen

Yes it is

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Where do I buy some?

 

Allen

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9 minutes ago, Munkin said:

Where do I buy some?

 

Allen

https://www.cabelas.com/product/fishing/tackle-craft/paints-prism-tape/pc/104793480/c/104776380/sc/104487480/pro-tec-powder-paint/743702.uts?slotId=0

 

I bought mine in store, just happened to see it while I was walking around, but they have it listed in limited stock online as well. 

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Mmm, those hammered colorado blades. I could use a few of those for the rivers downtown. 

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34 minutes ago, fishballer06 said:

Mmm, those hammered colorado blades. I could use a few of those for the rivers downtown. 

Hard to find a bait with them anymore, and I love them in dirty water like I fish a lot.

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