Saturday, September 14, 2013

All Of Your Spinner Lure Questions Answered - Part Two

     Make sure you read Part One before Part Two!

     It's time to talk about blades. The blades of a Spinner are the most important part of the lure. Without a blade, there is no spinning which means it isn't a Spinner! The blade is the main attractant because it creates flash and vibration and it also determines the depth the lure runs and the type of sound the lure makes. After going through ever single Spinner in my tackle and my husband's tackle, I found that there is one type of blade I don't own. It's sad and I will have to change that soon!
      The first type of blade is called the Colorado Blade. Colorado blades run the highest in the water and creates the most vibration. They typically have a smooth or a hammered finish.
Colorado Blades on Shadeycreek Lures
      The Indiana, Indiana Fluted, French and Turtle Back blades run at middle depths in the water and are used for slower to medium speed retrievals. These are really good for rivers with light currents and lakes.

     Indiana blades look similar to Colorado blades, but are more elongated.

Indiana Blades
      Indiana Fluted blades are Indiana blades with a fluted design and the base. I bought this lure and loved using it in the slow parts of the river before I knew it was designed exactly for those parts of the river.
Indiana Fluted on a Fish Creek Spinners lure
 French blades look like Indiana blades but have an embossed center. Most of my Mepps Spinners have these types of blades.

French Blades on Mepps
Sadly, the Turtle Back blade is the only type of Spinner blade I do not own.......for now. It is shaped like an Indiana blade only it has points at both ends and it has a crease down the center of the blade from point to point.
     Inline and Willow blades run the deepest in the water because they spin the tightest to the wire of the lure. These types of blades are great for deeper water presentations and for fast retrievals in fast moving water.

     These are Inline blades:
Inline Spinner Blades
      Willow Leaf Spinner blades look like leaves from a willow tree and are the most common blade type for Rooster Tail Spinners.

Willow Leaf Blades
       There are some custom type blades, also. I found these 2 different types of blades in my tackle but I haven't used these lures much and really can't remember how they perform.

     Some Spinners have 2 blades creating more flash and more vibration in the water. These are the 2 most common ways of presenting double blades, close together and spaced out.

Double Blades
     The bigger the size of the blade, the more water resistance there is which means there is more vibration. This may look like a picture of the same lure in 2 sizes, but it is actually a picture of 2 completely different lures. The bigger lure runs deeper and makes more noise than the small lure.
Blade Size Is Important
     Check back tomorrow for the 3rd and final part of our exciting Spinner series.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, where'd you get the Fish Creek Armadillo? and thanks for the post! Good info.