Hi Bill, these look great, thanks for posting! May I ask what the lure bodies are made out of? And also, what kind of wire did you use? I seem to be having trouble finding suitable wire for spinner making.
Cory, the bodies on the posted photo above are from Grey Owl Indian Crafts (company) and are called “plastic hair pipe beads”. The run in length from 1/2” to 4” inches. These beads also make great looking jerkbait/crankbait lures and when cut lengthwise jointed crank baits when fitted with metal diving lips. The rest of the body as shown here is comprised of brass lure body parts (Any internet seller of lure making materials carries there). You can get your spinner blades at the same place. I prefer a Colorado style blade because the turn at slower retrieve speeds.
I was surprised to hear you had trouble finding wire. I use American Fishing Wire that comes in coils or spools (if you are going into the spinner business and making a million of them). Enter American Fishing Wire tooth proof as your search string. Be sure to check several places since there is a big difference in price depending on vendor.
The posted photo is only one of numerous styles that I build. I’m glad this photo satisfied you. These aren’t my fanciest by a long shot but my spin fishing buddies are an interesting lot and they like various styles.
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