Wednesday, 15 August 2012

How To Make Spinners From Scrap

I started making my own fishing lures for a number of reasons one of which was losing lures while teaching my oldest son to fish with spinners. Spinners while great at attracting fish are also amazing at attracting snags, I suspect there isn’t a pond, river or lake in the northern hemisphere which isn’t playing host to its little collection of orphaned spinners; no wonder Mepps claim to produce the world’s bestselling lure.

Having found the remnants of copper fireplace hood that somehow had managed to survive a few decades past its style by date I thought I would see if I could start with raw materials and make a decent spinner.


  1. Hi Paul,

    Thanks for all the posts of how to make lures. I have been making them this winter in my basement and saving a ton of money. I cannot wait until this spring to try them out.

    Adam in Maine

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    2. i have just been out for an hour or so and didn't catch a fish, but finding your comment has cheered me up, thanks

      Paul Adams Hope you have a great season with your lures