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I use Strike Kings Mini's here on Lake Cascade. They're relatively weedless and will run through the weedbeds at any depth with few hang-ups. The larger spinnerbaits don't seem to be as effective for me. My favorites on this lake are yellow (not chartreuse ) and black and yellow.

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For big fish in deeper water, you might want to try a 3/4 or 1 oz Ledgebuster Single Willow Blade.

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I like the Terminator Tungsten series in chart./white and golden shiner. The tungsten allows for a heavy spinnerbait with a small profile.

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As RW said, Ledgebusters work well but I had a lot of luck last year with smallies on Strike King's Rocket Shad.

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I prefer using single willow or colorado depending on the required retrieve but I hand tie all my spinnerbaits with hair - no rubber, vinyl or silicone skirts

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If I am going to use a spinerbait I am assuming the fish are somewhat active and on an aggressive bite.

For a bright day with stained or better water, I will start with a 1/2oz white head with white skirt and a few strands of red, and a silver willow leaf blade.

On an overcast day or reduced water visibility I will start with a 1/2oz chartruse head, a chartruse and pumpkin skirt with a chartruse colorado blade, and a chartruse and pumpkin curley tail grub trailer. I call it my A&W SpinnerBait.

On a clear bright day I may need to downsize and on a dark day I may need to throw a bigger bait. I have had good success with this formula and can't wait to try it again soon.

8-)

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I have always had a fair amount of luck with the Mepps Aglia #s 2 or 3, gold blade and buckskin hair.

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Ive found rooster tails to be the best. I also take a 3" chartruese plastic grub, take almost all of the grub part off and attach the tail to the rooster tail. Smallies cant help but hit it

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anybody heard of Joe's Flies inline spinners?

http://www.another site.com/tacklestore/showcase.cfm?PID=3065

I picked a couple up the other day and I have never really used inlines. What's the best way/place to use em for river smallies?

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I thought they might too, but I got some bigger 1/4oz ones that look like they would be big enough.

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I have caught more fish in my lifetime on Blue Fox #1 gold than the sum of all of the others I have ever used.  Trout, bass, crappie, bluegill.....

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anybody heard of Joe's Flies inline spinners?

http://www.another site.com/tacklestore/showcase.cfm?PID=3065

I picked a couple up the other day and I have never really used inlines. What's the best way/place to use em for river smallies?

Joe's are killer on trout.  I have never used them for smallies.  I usually use them by themselves but I read a recent tip to use a Joe's Flies with a splitshot about 14 inches above it for trout.  You could try the same thing on the rivers for smallies I suppose.

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