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General Fishing => Lure Making => Topic started by: senkosam on June 10, 2019, 08:07:00 AM

Title: Ever wonder how to make a super blade-thumping spinnerbait?
Post by: senkosam on June 10, 2019, 08:07:00 AM
Years ago I read somewhere an idea for a spinnerbait that would have maximum vibration on the drop in weed pockets. Rather than use it there, I cast it near rip rap in a tidal river creek and bass clobbered it ! All you need are two large Colorado blades, four split rings, two ball bearing swivels, some wire and pliers. To make sure the lure drops at a good rate of speed or travels upright horizontally a 1/2-3/4 oz spinnerbait is needed.
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You add the wire extension to the split ring of the forward blade that's attached to the swivel and then attach the rear swivel and blade the usual way as pictured. Whoever invented this should have thought of naming it Thumper because that's what it feels like as the lure drops or moves horizontally.
Title: Re: Ever wonder how to make a super blade-thumping spinnerbait?
Post by: Curt - RI on June 10, 2019, 10:04:52 AM
Bass Pro Shops used to sell a similar lure back in the late 80s and early 90s. They called it the Slow Roller Tandem.

I bought a few of them and had good success with them way back when!

What size blades are those on that bait?
Title: Re: Ever wonder how to make a super blade-thumping spinnerbait?
Post by: senkosam on June 10, 2019, 11:40:05 AM
If I'm not mistaken, size 7 or 8 Colorado.
Title: Re: Ever wonder how to make a super blade-thumping spinnerbait?
Post by: Curt - RI on June 12, 2019, 11:35:26 AM
If I'm not mistaken, size 7 or 8 Colorado.

Thanks!