Author Topic: Spoon'n  (Read 1394 times)

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« on: November 01, 2014, 03:36:47 PM »
I can honestly say that I have never fished a spoon until this past fall. I had a lot of success so I decided to make one on this fine rainy, raw day.

I started out making a paper pattern using a Hallmark Card from an existing spoon and transferred the paper pattern to a piece of aluminum. This will be used as a future template if all goes well:

After some sanding and smoothing out the edges, holes drilled for line tie and hook split rings, the template is made:

I transfer the template onto a piece of nickel-silver and cut it out using a grind wheel attachement to my Ryobi type dremel tool:

I made a jig for shaping the metal using a carriage bolt and wood dowel attached to a piece of 4x6 pressure treated wood and shaped the spoon:

After sanding and polishing the metal and prior to attaching the reflective tape, I took it out to water for a swim. The field test went well and finished the spoon with a panfish fat ika type trailer on a Mustad Siwash #2 hook:

And there it is. The spoon came in at 2 5/16" long and weighed approximately  10 grams or between 3/8 and 1/2 oz. My scale is aging so accurate reading are becoming difficult.

This spoon really casts nice and has a very enticing swim to it. By far the most enjoyable build I did.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2014, 03:40:21 PM by John - MA »

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 05:48:03 PM »
It will be even more enjoyable when you get that first fish on it ;)  Looks good!

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Re: Spoon'n
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 08:01:21 PM »
Great post John!

Be sure to get pics of the fish you catch on it :)


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Re: Spoon'n
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2014, 09:59:39 AM »
Thanks for the kind posts guys, I'm hoping to go spoon'n soon!  ;)