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|
Indiana blades look similar to Colorado blades, but are more elongated.
|Indiana Fluted on a Fish Creek Spinners lure|
|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 Blades|
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.
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|