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On 9/24/2022 at 8:26 PM, MassBass said:

Made a 7 ct. batch of 1/4 oz. White/gold flash

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I need to learn how to make these! I have been making baits off and on since 1987 but never made any inline spinners.  This year I spent a lot of time fishing from the bank due to my boat being in the shop since June.  Hope to make some for fishing the creek that is full of different fish. 

 

Allen 

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Its a great multi-specie bait, in creeks and rivers they always work. Just a matter of twisting wire, and playing around with color for different conditions. I really like about a 1/4 oz for bass. Here is some more recent makes;

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Any thoughts on this spinnerbait? I have always tinkered with and customized spinnerbaits, but this is the first I have made, from a pre made frame. 

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A lot better than my first one for sure.

 

Two suggestions; move the skirt further up on the head, and turn the swivel around. Moving the skirt up is just an aesthetic thing.  Swivel will spin easier if turned around the other way. 

 

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Made a tied spinnerbait. Very crude tying. I will try and get some more equipment and learn the finer points of tying, but believe this should hold up fine. 
 

Skirt is medium grade round rubber + strands of flashabou for accent. 

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On 10/15/2022 at 1:28 AM, Munkin said:

A lot better than my first one for sure.

 

Two suggestions; move the skirt further up on the head, and turn the swivel around. Moving the skirt up is just an aesthetic thing.  Swivel will spin easier if turned around the other way. 

 

Allen 

 

On 10/15/2022 at 5:31 PM, detroit1 said:

I will add to what allen said. The wire bend that holds the swivel needs to be changed. That's a weed grabber what you have now. 

So are you not supposed to twist the frame wire, just crimp it and put a bead or sleave over it? The spinnerbait was acting strange in the water, maybe it is because of the blade swivel having a hard time.

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Can use small round nose pliers to make a neat loop at the end. Just grab a little short of the end of the wire with also some of the pliers out in front of the wire, and loop the wire in one motion back onto itself then adjust as needed so there is no gap. The round nose is essential for making the loop nice and neat, but crude pliers will work fine too with a little more work. 
 

I can’t guess why your bend would cause your spinnerbait to behave like you say, though. Dunno. Your method of looping seems okay but it is more than is needed and will also grab weeds as others mention.

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On 10/17/2022 at 7:28 PM, MassBass said:

 

So are you not supposed to twist the frame wire, just crimp it and put a bead or sleave over it? The spinnerbait was acting strange in the water, maybe it is because of the blade swivel having a hard time.

 

Blade is a little small for that bait? If it isn't running right try bending the wire coming out of the head more torward the hook. 

 

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This is a successful spinner bait pattern that I rebuilt onto a new frame with new hook and trailer hook. It's single willow.

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Made 3 1/4 spins, 2 for me and one to gift. Really looking forward to trying the triple wide willow. A 1/2 ounce version of the triple wide willow was really good to me this year. 

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The top two will work really well, Baitfish colors like that are the top producer for me in clear water. Be careful with the bottom one getting the front blade too close to the Rbend? Honestly I don't think that front blade will spin and most likely just flop back and forth. I ran into this problem myself which is why I mention it. I would also recommend metal beads at least behind the clevic. The clevic is metal and rotating on plastic it will eventually wear into the plastic stopping the rotation.

 

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The beads by the clevises are glass, which so far have worked. I have 800 metal beads sitting under the Christmas tree right now, so new builds in the future will be with metal. 
 

I just measured the triple and there is 1/4” to the R bend. If the lead blade doesn’t spin I will pull it off and just go with a double. Then I will have to try another and not trim any wire of to get the right spacing. 

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Last spinnerbaits before I get a restock on frames and components. Really looking forward to ball bearing swivels with the split rings already on them. 
 

one for me and one for the father in law as a gift. Really liking the skirt on these. Picked up a 5 pack of these pre made firetiger skirts. 1/2 ounce spins #3 Indiana and #5 Colorado. 

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