Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations

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Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations

Postby Randingo » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:34 am

So the vast majority of spinnerbaits these days are double willow or tandem willow configurations. I imagine the next most popular setup is the single Colorado. How many of you regularly fish other blade setups? Do you feel you do better fishing, let's say, an Oklahoma tandem or Indiana blades? Do any of you still fish Stanley Wedge blades when you throw willows? I ask this last because, while I don't think they thump as hard as a Colorado, I do think they thump much harder than traditional willows. What are your favorite blade configurations, and what do you think the benefits of that arrangement are?

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Re: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:18 am

I rarely fish Colorado blades or Willow blades and I throw spinners a lot. I like Terminator Oklahomas (basically a hybrid) and Vibratrons.

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Re: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations

Postby Randingo » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:53 am


Thanks, DaveJ. I know the Oklahoma/turtleback/mag willow has a pretty sizable following, but although I've long been aware of the Vibratron, you're one of the only people I know who fishes it. How hard does it thump, and how much lift does it generate? The extreme amount of cup and the split nature of the bend make me think it might do well being buzzed across the surface but still not generate a ton of lift.

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Re: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:57 am

Randingo wrote:

Thanks, DaveJ. I know the Oklahoma/turtleback/mag willow has a pretty sizable following, but although I've long been aware of the Vibratron, you're one of the only people I know who fishes it. How hard does it thump, and how much lift does it generate? The extreme amount of cup and the split nature of the bend make me think it might do well being buzzed across the surface but still not generate a ton of lift.


The Vibratrons don't generate a ton of lift, but they can be buzzed, however, pretty high speed is required to get it to the surface. I love them for pike. I wish they made a bigger version.

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Re: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations

Postby poisonokie » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:37 pm

That Schimdterbait looks pretty freakin' sweet with its Marabou and that odd Colorado/tiny Indiana blade combo.

My favorite right now are Terminator and War Eagle Trokar tandems. I like to feel the thump of that Colorado working.
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Re: Spinnerbait guys: different blade configurations

Postby poisonokie » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:52 pm

I just ordered a Schmidterbait. I couldn't fight back the curiosity any longer. So if any of you have been wondering about em I'll let you know next weekend. I also got one of those LC skeet crazy Colorado (Willow/Colorado×2) which should be super effective around here, especially after a lot of rain.
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