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Sources For Quality Spinnerbait Making Components ?


ChrisD46

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I've decided to try my hand at making spinnerbaits using top quality components and looking for sources that stock the following :

 

  1. Pre-Made spinnerbait heads with best quality wire frame and hooks (i.e. 17-7 stainless steel , etc. wire frame  with best vibration) 
  2. Sampo (or equivalent) ball bearing swivels
  3. Hildebrandt (or equivalent) Colorado , Indiana & Willow leaf blades

 

*Thanks in advance for suggestions , tips , etc. as I know (for example) the type of wire & thickness of the spinnerbait frame for the best combination of vibration and durability is often debated . Lastly , I'm good on skirt making materials  thus I did not include here , so just focusing on the terminal tackle spinnerbait components required for this thread .

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I don’t know of a company that offers every thing you want in a package.  You may have to get the forms poured from a custom bait maker and look around for the components.  Seibert Outdoors, Cadman or Smalljaw might be able to help you out.

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Check out Janns Netcraft. I just ordered some blades from them. They have spinner bait bodies and anything else would need. I can't say they have have them in the exact specs you posted.

 

Edit: They do have the Hildebrant blades as those are the ones I ordered. Sorry I forgot to mention this the first time.

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2 hours ago, Jigfishn10 said:

Why such rigid specs? I get the swivel, maybe the blades and don’t forget the clevis?

What is your ideal spinnerbait?

*I'm just all about  making a quality spinnerbait as all as I've used to many with cheap blades , poor wire frames and components (especially blade swivels) that did not turn on a slow retrieve .

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2 minutes ago, ChrisD46 said:

*I'm just all about  making a quality spinnerbait as all as I've used to many with cheap blades , poor wire frames and components (especially blade swivels) that did not turn on a slow retrieve .

I can certainly appreciate that, I can honestly say that you’re definitely doing your homework because I never heard anyone specify the stainless steel component. 

To me there’s a trade off with the wire frame. Thinner gauge wire = more vibration. Conversely , thicker is less. 

It comes down to do you want a spinnerbait that is durable - thicker wire, or something with more vibration that is susceptible to getting mangled? The latter will give you more bang for the buck. The former will give you the components back to put on a new wire frame.

Post up your spinnerbait when your done. Would love to see it man. ?

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2 hours ago, Jigfishn10 said:

I can certainly appreciate that, I can honestly say that you’re definitely doing your homework because I never heard anyone specify the stainless steel component. 

To me there’s a trade off with the wire frame. Thinner gauge wire = more vibration. Conversely , thicker is less. 

It comes down to do you want a spinnerbait that is durable - thicker wire, or something with more vibration that is susceptible to getting mangled? The latter will give you more bang for the buck. The former will give you the components back to put on a new wire frame.

Post up your spinnerbait when your done. Would love to see it man. ?

*Good information - just what I am looking for regarding options , trade offs, etc. 

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I have made a lot of spinnerbaits in my days and have never heard of wire mentioned like that? Normally spinnerbait frames come in R or TW sizes and wire diameter. They are made out of stainless, super stainless, piano wire, and titanium.

 

Lurepartsonline has a custom order section where you can pick the head, wire, and hook that you want. This is probably your best bet unless Mike Seibert can make them for you.

 

Allen 

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On 1/24/2021 at 9:21 AM, Siebert Outdoors said:

Hey Chris. Hit me up. I’ve got the whole list. 
 

worth components

my heads 

owner hooks 

 

I just started building spinner and buzz baits. Your site was the first place I looked. Did not find any. Went to LPO. By all means clue me in because I saw your prices on tungsten. I need to send you an order for some more jig heads and some tungsten. I would be more than happy to add some spinner bait heads to the order.

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The jury is still out in my court on vibration from spinnerbait wire diameter. I'm leaning towards the idea that thinner wire actually absorbs/ disperses vibration rather than increases it. Either way, i think the blade matters most.

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I have used the bearing swivels from Barlows for over 20 yrs. They spin very good at all speeds, and last. Save a buck or two and buy swivels and split rings seperately.  IMO swivel and hook used are most important. 

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On 1/28/2021 at 4:33 PM, TonynswAR said:

I have used the bearing swivels from Barlows for over 20 yrs. They spin very good at all speeds, and last. Save a buck or two and buy swivels and split rings seperately.  IMO swivel and hook used are most important. 

*Thanks !

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Follow up 17-7 is also called super stainless and is brownish in color.  

 

Allen 

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