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Apparently there are no size standards in blades. The willow is a size 4 and the other 2 are listed as size 6 or 6.5. Based on my other blades they should be like size 10.

 

Allen 

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1 hour ago, Munkin said:

Apparently there are no size standards in blades. The willow is a size 4 and the other 2 are listed as size 6 or 6.5. Based on my other blades they should be like size 10.

 

Allen 

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are those bob toman blades by chance? Had the same issue.

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I ordered some #5 Indiana blades last winter and what I got are tiny. Maybe at some point I'll make some finesse baits with them but they're way too small for the spinnerbaits I make. 

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There is no standard.  I learned that a long time ago when ordering blades from Stamina/LPO.  When the place was called Stamina they carried Worth blades. After they became LPO they began carrying Lakeland brand blades.  I remember being short 12 blades and so I order some #4 and #5 willows.  When the blades arrived the #4s were about the same but the #5s were much larger than mine, a full 1/2 size.  I called LPO and they explained that they went to Lakeland. They also told me to keep the #5s and they would send me some #4.5s which were the same as my Worth #5 willow blades.  

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20 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I ordered some #5 Indiana blades last winter and what I got are tiny. Maybe at some point I'll make some finesse baits with them but they're way too small for the spinnerbaits I make. 

I actually checked those blades this morning and they're #6's, not 5's. Probably a little over an inch long. I poured a 1/4oz spinnerbait and put a little Colorado blade on the front and it made a nice looking little bait. Have to do something with them, they're copper blades so I paid well for them. 

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I like throwing the Bett's spinners in #3 size. I wanted to try some with hammered gold colorado blades, they come with smooth. I figured  the #3 size was referring to the blade size so I ordered some 3.5 hammered colorado blades from Barlows to get a little bit larger blade. They arrived yesterday and they are at least a half size smaller than the blade that came on it. So I don't know if the #3 Bett's is for blade size, if it actually has a #4 blade on it, or if Barlow's  blade sizes are different as mentioned above about variance in manufacturer. 

I now, at least, have a starting point to order more from Barlow's, hopefully I guessed right on this order!

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On 12/5/2021 at 10:53 PM, LrgmouthShad said:

are those bob toman blades by chance? Had the same issue.

 

I think that's what they are?

 

Allen

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