Blade location on spinnerbaits
In-line Spinnerbait Basics
Safety Pin Spinnerbaits
Blade Coatings of Spinnerbaits
Some Other Blade Types for Spinnerbaits
Wire Frame (Arm) on a Spinnerbait
Hooks of Spinnerbaits
Stinger (The EXTRA HOOK)
Clevis on Spinnerbait
Swivel on Spinnerbait
Head/Body of Spinnerbait
Skirt on Spinnerbait
Running True Spinnerbait
Trailers of Spinnerbaits
Blade location on spinnerbaitsWhere are the blades on spinnerbaits? Follow the red arrows!
In-line spinnerbaitIn-line spinnerbaits are designed to have blades rotating around a single & central axis.
In-line Spinnerbait BasicsIn-line (in line) spinnerbaits usually have a blade attached to a clevis that revolves around the central wire that also creates the central axis. A head/body sits in front of the hook(s) where any hook is usually covered by a material.
Safety Pin SpinnerbaitsSafety pin or overhead arm spinnerbaits. (LEFT TO RIGHT - 1. Double bladed 2. Single bladed 3. Short arm)Safety pin spinnerbaits can have more than one blade! There are usually 1 or 2. A short arm spinnerbait usually only has 1 blade.
Blade Coatings of SpinnerbaitsCommon coatings on spinnerbait blades include nickel, gold, silver, copper, orange, & luminescent. Most are nickel and gold plated from a brass stock. The coating will contribute to flare but the texture and shape is far more important.
Colorado BladeThis blade is fat and slow, creating a good amount of thump in the water.
Willow Blade The willow blade is long and thin, creating a lot of flash and minimal thump.
Indiana BladeThe Indiana blade falls between the Colorado and willow blades. It's a good, common hybrid.
Oklahoma BladeThe Oklahoma blade (turtleback, mag willow, Olympic) lies between the Colorado and Indiana.
Some Other Blade Types for SpinnerbaitsThe serrated, rippled, chopper, royal, whiptail, thumper, and thumper blades all offer unique thump and flash options!
Wire Frame (Arm) on a SpinnerbaitThe wire frame is usually made of stainless steel and houses all the other components.
Hooks of SpinnerbaitsThe hooks are usually disquised by a skirt or covering.
Stinger (The EXTRA HOOK)A stinger is a good way to increase striking effectiveness.
Split RingsSplit rings attach the blades to the wire frame, usually with a swivel in between.
Clevis on SpinnerbaitThe clevis is a C-shaped component that attaches tandem blades (a second blade.)
Swivel on SpinnerbaitSwivels are used to diminish friction and ensure proper rotation of the blades.
Head/Body of SpinnerbaitThe head/body offers weight to the lure and usually has eyespots to mimic prey.
Skirt on SpinnerbaitSkirt options are numerous!
Running True SpinnerbaitA spinnerbait that does not run true offers bad action and makes it harder for the fish to become hooked.
Trailers of SpinnerbaitsA bit of extra wiggle goes a long way-add a trailer.
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