R.R. Bridge Fisher

Spinnerbaits.....again

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This has probably been discussed before but here it goes,

I have my spinnerbait box from when i was in my 20's

A few years ago i upgraded/replaced the skirts. Well now the hooks have had it the hardware is not the best and the heads are chipped.  Some are stanley and terminator brand.

So what are some good quality brands and maybe from there i can search where to buy a few. Most i have seen in stores are cheap junk with poor hooks.

Any recommendations and input?

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If what you have is terminator and Stanley those have quality components. The older terminator was made with titanium wire. And the Stanley blades were premium grade.

i build all my spinnerbaits with Stanley wedge blades and they’re not cheap.

using what you have clean them up and keep using them. There’s not much hardware to clean. I use Never Dull to clean mine.

Flitz is another I use or West Marine Metal polish. Get some model paints and cheap brushes touch up the paint sharpen the hooks and you’re good to go.

I know there are tungsten baits out there and Stanley is still around . I recently bought some new terminator baits. Not bad quality but not titanium. I can’t get titanium wires anymore, and it seems all I catch with my spinner baits lately are pickerel. So I don’t use them as much but I have made hundreds of them. Clean up your old and use em

Your new ones are only gonna get messed up too

Of course we all do like to buy new fishing stuff.

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Like mentioned above, you can polish out the hardware. You can also strip off the skirt, strip the paint off the heads. Repaint the heads and put new skirts on with wire. You will now have a spinnerbait that has worked for you and you can use it again without it costing you a lot of money

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The other day I had the little ultrasonic cleaner out and for the heck of it I threw an old, tarnished, dirty spinnerbait in there.

Came out looking close to new. So good I went down to the garage and dug some more out.

:)

Warm water and "Fabulouso" cleaner.

 

As for the chipped paint, touch them up with some nail polish if it bothers you.

A couple thin coats is better than one gloppy thick one.

Edited by Ebbtide231

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15 mins ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Looking at war eagle,  do you all like the shirts going way past the hook?

Looks like 2" or so past.

Just concerned about short strikes.

short strikes happen.........I'd leave it......

 

Completely forgot to mention..  Go to fishing skirts dot com

buy some of their blanks, blades and swivels....and all the skirts you want......

I usually spend 100$ every other year or so just on skirts and jig blanks....

Very good stuff.

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1 hour ago, scoobydoo said:

short strikes happen.........I'd leave it......

 

Completely forgot to mention..  Go to fishing skirts dot com

buy some of their blanks, blades and swivels....and all the skirts you want......

I usually spend 100$ every other year or so just on skirts and jig blanks....

Very good stuff.

Do you use the rubber band to attach the skirts?  I was thinking of wrapping them

 

And anyone use anything else for skirts other then the silicone?  I was thinking of reverse bucktail or snythetic

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30 mins ago, Captain Ahab said:

Do you use the rubber band to attach the skirts?  I was thinking of wrapping them

 

And anyone use anything else for skirts other then the silicone?  I was thinking of reverse bucktail or snythetic

I've used o rings.. But i tie them... Don't use super thin thread as it'll cut the skirt material real quick... (I'm often lazy and just grab what's on my bobbin and suffer that issue often) 

Dupont silaflash if you can find it

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3 hours ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Looking at war eagle,  do you all like the shirts going way past the hook?

Looks like 2" or so past.

Just concerned about short strikes.

Scissors :)

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3 hours ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Looking at war eagle,  do you all like the shirts going way past the hook?

Looks like 2" or so past.

Just concerned about short strikes.

trailer hooks help

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