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New patterns for the Spring
« on: February 09, 2021, 08:54:08 PM »
Been working with powder paint mixes this Winter and came up with a few new patterns. Pumpkinseed, Perch and Firetiger. Hoping to do some testing in 3 or 4 weeks.
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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 08:42:34 AM »
Those look great!!
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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 09:12:59 AM »
They all look great but i really like the firetiger  8)

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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 09:17:05 AM »
Thanks @Curt - RI and @Joe P
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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 05:01:10 PM »
I saw these of Facebook! Those are awesome. I love that single Colorado blade!! If I had to chose one kind of spinnerbait to choose I probably would go with a single Colorado.  I don't pour my own, yet. I really like the pre poured ones I get from LPO with a thin wire. I love spinnerbaits. I make my own, and I have so many now in my boat  ;D
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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 05:12:11 PM »
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If I had to chose one kind of spinnerbait to choose I probably would go with a single Colorado.

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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2021, 07:56:01 PM »
Thanks @metz12 , pretty much all I throw is a single Colorado.
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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2021, 09:34:08 AM »
Color patterns look spot on for spring!  :thumbup:  I definitely gravitate to the Colorado blade too. When I can feel the thump I have so much more confidence!


Do you always use the snap swivels on the blades? I fight with split-rings only because I felt like snap rings have a little extra catch points for weeds.


If you don't notice that while fishing, I might convert to save some aggravation when I'm making spinnerbaits.  :yes:


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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2021, 10:25:21 AM »
@Mitz I use snap swivels on my spinnerbaits and never have any problems. It also makes it easier to change blades if you want to do so  :nod:
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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2021, 02:32:42 PM »
@Mitz , the rolling snap gives me no issues with weeds and it's cheaper than a BB swivel. Been making them that way for 10 to 15 yrs.
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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2021, 03:15:02 PM »
As a side note regarding swivels, when I use a snap swivel, I don't have to worry about a split ring failing and sending one of my blades flying across the lake in one direction, while my spinnerbait goes the way I had cast it.  :facepalm:
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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2021, 08:53:26 PM »
I actually have never tried the snap on mine. I like the idea. Because you can downsize on the boat, or upsize if you want. Do you guys keep extra blades in the boat with you? I know some guys do. I never really have. Since I started making spinnerbaits, I just have waaaay too many in mine at all times, so I just switch baits!  ;D
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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2021, 09:10:05 AM »
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Do you guys keep extra blades in the boat with you?

@metz12 I will usually have a small number of extra blades in the boat. But as a rule of thumb I don't typically carry any kind of container of them or anything like that.
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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2021, 09:53:51 AM »
I keep some blades in the boat for times where the bait comes with a blade missing

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Re: New patterns for the Spring
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2021, 01:30:08 PM »
Always have a few blades handy, here's another new pattern. Some guy's from another forum dubbed this one "The Hulk".
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