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I've become quite fond of fishing spinnerbaits for snakeheads, but they are total destruction on the normal variety.  At best, it's re-bending every time.  At worst, over time, they weaken the wire, and have even had one snap off at the lead cast.

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Does anyone know of a "heavy duty" spinner, that still maintains good action?  Even if I have to buy just the jig head/wire lead, that's OK.  But I need something better than what's ordinarily sold.

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Thanks in advance

 

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Hard to find them anymore. I had to go to making my own with the thick wire and closed eye. I haven't managed to break or bend one yet.

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The terminator titanium series is the most durable “bass” size spinner bait brand I have found. It’s really the only ones I use now because the pike around here will ruin anything else too quick.

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I tried titanium spinnerbaits for pike fishing and I never had one that didn’t break. True, they don’t get bent, so you don’t have to straighten them out, but they are brittle and will break under stress. My advice is to buy cheap ones so you don’t break the bank when replacing them. I doubt the snakeheads will notice the difference. 

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17 hours ago, Allen Der said:

Those look really nice, except for the weight...  They seem to run 3/4-1oz.

 

But, it's a good start.  Maybe I can find similar products from the same company, in the range that I'm looking for.


Thanks for that.

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4 hours ago, Mhan7 said:

Those look really nice, except for the weight...  They seem to run 3/4-1oz.

 

But, it's a good start.  Maybe I can find similar products from the same company, in the range that I'm looking for.


Thanks for that.

Heavier wire is going to weigh more.  I throw the 3/4 Northland on a 7ft MH St Croix.  

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Understood.

 

I usually throw a 1/2oz, just to get a beefier lure.  There is no way in the world that a smaller "normal" spinner will hold up to the wear and tear of a snakehead.  but a smaller lure with a beefier backbone would be the ticket.

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Suggestion - find a decent cheap one from Walmart or some bargain bin. Pay a couple bucks for it, let the fish tear it up and be done with it.

 

Used to run in to the same problem with tarpon. Gets expensive with a normally priced spinner bait.

 

p.s. - don’t tell anybody tarpon and snook will hit spinnerbaits !

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I wonder if inline spinners would be a decent alternative, particularly ones built for muskies and pike. Another plus is that they are easy to build and relatively cheap. This size of spinners are heavy enough to throw with casting gear too. 

 

Else I would second the walmart ones. At only $1 a pop, you can get more for your money and they work surprisingly well.  

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On 4/16/2019 at 5:32 PM, davecon said:

Suggestion - find a decent cheap one from Walmart or some bargain bin. Pay a couple bucks for it, let the fish tear it up and be done with it.

 

Used to run in to the same problem with tarpon. Gets expensive with a normally priced spinner bait.

 

p.s. - don’t tell anybody tarpon and snook will hit spinnerbaits !

 

I don't doubt that both fish would hit a spinnerbait...  But anything more than a very small juvenile tarpon would straighten out a normal spinnerbait on the first hookup. Get 20lbs or more on one, and it's game over for StrikeKing, before it even starts.


As for the WalMart bargain...  I have a bunch of them.  They must be treated as disposable, because they don't hold up to multiple catches.  That gets more expensive than buying even pricy ones.

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On 4/16/2019 at 5:32 PM, davecon said:

Suggestion - find a decent cheap one from Walmart or some bargain bin. Pay a couple bucks for it, let the fish tear it up and be done with it.

 

Used to run in to the same problem with tarpon. Gets expensive with a normally priced spinner bait.

 

p.s. - don’t tell anybody tarpon and snook will hit spinnerbaits !

Those cheap Walmart spinnerbaits are better than many people give them credit for. Have caught lots of quality size bass on them and know of a guy who caught a +9 pounder on them. Tarpon and snook will hit a spinnerbait both in freshwater and saltwater. They will also hit a hollow belly frog and largemouth bass will hit lures made for saltwater fishing. If it moves and looks like a meal it will get hit!

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