Sunday, 13 January 2013

How To Make A Spinnerbait



The latest little project, a spinnerbait.


Spinnerbait Drawing by Paul Adams




Making a Spinnerbait Materials and Tools by Paul Adams

17 comments:

  1. Paul, you made my day!

    Thank you very much for sharing the knowledge! I'v put this amazing tutorial in my blog. Earn your honor here:

    http://havelritter.de/spinnerbaits-selber-bauen-viedeo-anleitung-mit-bauplan-und-teileliste-von-paul-adams/2013/01/14/


    May the force be with you!

    Regards,
    Marco
    - Havelritter

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    1. I am honoured and a bit humbled thanks, my wife is Austrian and translated. Thanks again

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  2. I never thought about a bungee for the skirt, brilliant Paul!!

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    1. it was a bit of mad idea at the time but it works great.

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  3. Paul,

    Do you have any mackerel recipes that you wouldn't mind sharing? I have some in the freezer but only know how to make them a couple of different ways.

    Thanks,

    Adam

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    1. I used to cold smoke mackerel using shavings from old whiskey barrels this produced and amazing flavour but it could take almost a day. A quick recipe is wok smoked mackerel which a wrote a recipe for follow the link http://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/wok-smoked-mackerel-/

      Other than that devilled mackerel is nice this a recipe
      http://www.recipenetwork.co.uk/i/recipe489.htm

      Most of the time if i was cooking in quantity which could be up to 30 people i simply char grilled fillets and served with new potatoes and a rocket salad with a dressing. I always find fillets work best as a lot of british people have a fear of anything that looks like it might of been alive. I shall see if i can dig out my recipe book, i had a recipe for glazed fillets. In fact the only way i don't like mackerel is if it has been steamed and then i hate it.

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  4. Hi Paul,

    What a great site, and your videos are superbly clear and concise... Bravo.
    Could you offer me some advice on scalling this up to a larger spinner bait, and/or adding a second blade. I am happy to experiment and test (as you clearly have done yourself), but any pointers would set me on the right track!

    Cheers,
    Matt

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    1. I can only tell you what I found important when making spinner baits the main way I learn is by testing things and learning often from mistakes. I suppose balance is the main thing I found out about, first the weight and the blades; the blades tend to make the whole lure want to rotate around the anchor point, adding weigh to the bottom overcomes this, but too much weight and you end up with a bomb. The blades also create lift and effect running speed, so wide blades like colorados can be run slowly but speed the retrieve and they rise faster. Thin blades like willows create less lift and run faster. Bigger blades and generally more lift. When I made this lure I used a ball weight but have since gone on to using barrel weights they tend to cast better. I have found that it is important to leave space horizontally between the end of the blade and hook point, more is better than less allowing fish a better chance of hooking themselves . Adding second blades can be done with clevis and spaced with beads. Hope this helps in some way it is a bit random.

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  5. Hello Paul

    Greetings from Singapore! This is such a fabulous site. Now I can make use of paper clips and powder paint to make my own spinners. Your instructional videos are so clear that I locked them in as my favourites. Really great site! Thank you!

    Goon.

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    1. Hello Paul
      Need some tips here. So, after watching your videos, I went out to get my wire. The good news is that I can find 1.0mm wire. The bad news is that it comes in a roll. The shop, at least the handicraft shop that I went to-do not stock straight wires. And there is no "lure" shop that sells DIY stuff.

      Any tip on straightening the coiled wire? Thanks.

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    2. i have this problem with MIG welding wire which is sold in tight coils, the only way i have found to straighten it without building or buying a machine is to carefully bend it back on its self holding it with pliers and working half an inch at a time. I once worked with a guy who would collect all the old used six inch nails and spend his spare bending them back into shape with a hammer, each to their own

      hope this helps

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  6. On a positive note, the coiled wire is good practice. When I am better with the tools and techniques, I shall buy the straight wires. Thanks Paul.

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  7. Good Day Paul
    hi... im Boyet from Philippines.. my question is, can i use single spinners or double spinners in surf or beach fishing... thanks... You have a very nice informative site here... keep up the good work.... Thumbs up...

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    1. this is not something i have tried so the only thing i can say is give it go and see what happens, from my experience most lures will catch a range of fish and in a range of habitats.

      Thanks Paul Adams

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  8. I wonder if you can make willow or indiana blade templates for making tandem spins. Can you?

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