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Something like these?

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I consider them in-line spinners, loosely based on the Mepps in-line spinners.  I got a chance to fish a couple of them a last month in a couple of lakes in the Poconos.  And unlike the in-line spinners I make that are sparsely dressed rather than staying down, they rose and stayed just under the surface when I retrieved them.  Caught a couple of small pickerel on them, no bass.

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5 hours ago, Fallser said:

Something like these?

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I consider them in-line spinners, loosely based on the Mepps in-line spinners.  I got a chance to fish a couple of them a last month in a couple of lakes in the Poconos.  And unlike the in-line spinners I make that are sparsely dressed rather than staying down, they rose and stayed just under the surface when I retrieved them.  Caught a couple of small pickerel on them, no bass.

If the OP envisions what I am right now, it’s similar, but the buzz bait blade would take the  place of the spinner blade in your image. 
 

Btw, very nice work! I too have made in-line spinners in the past but nothing like that. Those look sweet. 
 

@MassBass: I know they’re out there, and at one time I considered making some, but I just never got around to it. 
 

 

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15 hours ago, Fallser said:

Something like these?

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Not really these are spinners not buzzers. A buzzer would have a buzzbait prop or maybe even a propbait prop instead of the french or colorado blade. So instead of subsurface it would be a topwater lure. You do make a good point though about using a big inline (like the silver/white one) as a wakebait. I have some but I need to find them and photograph them.

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10 hours ago, islandbass said:

If the OP envisions what I am right now, it’s similar, but the buzz bait blade would take the  place of the spinner blade in your image. 
 

Btw, very nice work! I too have made in-line spinners in the past but nothing like that. Those look sweet. 

That makes sense, I think I might have a couple of buzz bait blades lying around.  I'll have to see if I can find them.

  Thanks, I got the idea from an in-line spinner bait I picked up at a fishing flea market a couple of years ago.  The guy was selling them to use for stripers in salt water.  I still have one of them. I gave the other to a guy who fishes for musky.  It's 9 inches long, including the grub and weighs two ounces.  The only difference is that he used an in-line spinner blade(doesn't need a clevis)rather than a Colorado, Indiana or French blade.  I tried it that way, but didn't like the action.  It's possible I used to small a blade.  

12 minutes ago, MassBass said:

A buzzer would have a buzzbait prop or maybe even a propbait prop instead of the french or colorado blade.

If I can find my buzz bait blades, I'll make a couple up and take some pictures.  I know I have some large props.  I'll make a couple of them up, never thought about using them that way.

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Here are some examples. One is an old probably discontinued lure. The other I made over winter a couple years ago but it has never seen water.

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 I have one buzz bait blade.  I thought I might be able to find them at Cabela's when I went up there today, but no luck.  Maybe I'll find another one somewhere in my tying room.  I have some jigs to finish up for my Canadian trip, but when I'm done I'll work up a couple of the in-line spinners with props and the buzz bail blade and post some pictures.

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D&M Custom makes a great in-line buzz bait. I have made a few using straight wire and the brass lure bodies that have the skirt collar. I also like the idea that you can use your favorite hook because it's free-swinging which means I can rig it weedless.

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Stanley Buzz-it, good for my PB. It's more finessy than most buzzbaits in the standard size; there's also a bull size, but I haven't seen it in person. 

 

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I finally got around to ordering some buzz bait blades.  This is what I came up with.  Not sure if they're going to work.  I gave one to one of my fishing buddies, and he'll probably get a chance to fish it before I do.  Otherwise, I'll give them a shot when I go up to Ontario at the end of August.

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 Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Look good, the only suggestion I have is that the bead ahead of the blade might not be necessary. 

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2 hours ago, MassBass said:

Look good, the only suggestion I have is that the bead ahead of the blade might not be necessary. 

Thanks.  I think the bead is more habit from making in-line spinners with bead in front and in back of the clevis.  I've got time to redo a couple of them without the bead and see if there's any difference in the way they run during the retrieve with and without a bead.

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I’ve never been a big fan of buzzbaits, so I don’t throw them, but I have a few old ones. I never considered using the blades to make something else, like combining it with a toad. Thanks for the inspiration, or dang you for sending me down a rabbit hole, I don’t know which.

 

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