homemade spinners

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Ron Mc
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homemade spinners

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Haven't made these for a dozen years, but to spin-fish our trout tailwater, I make single-hook barbless spinners to loan to friends, Dad, etc.
The hardware all came from Cabelas - then I spent about $50, but enough parts to make 50 lures, vs. $8/pop for Mepps single-hook spinners.
Cabelas doesn't sell this kind of stuff any more, but lure making supplies was how they got their start - growing up, I was mailed their wish book every season.
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Size 8 single barbless hook. The tail is marabou with a pheasant rump soft hackle collar for texture and iridescent blue contrast - individual pheasant rump feathers will also have red and green.
A spin-box made up for my buddy Lou, including a few cats whiskers tied with weighted barbells, on 2x-long size 8 streamer hooks.
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Re: homemade spinners

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Very NICE!!!!
I really like those Bug Eyed Jigs .
I use to make regular jigs with Chenille I bought from Cabellas too many years back.
Last batch I made I used Pipe Cleaners, but just not the same.

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Re: homemade spinners

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thanks - here you go - another photo of the cats whiskers
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with bead-chain eyes, this is my almost 100% warmwater fly (this one on 3x-long streamer hook)
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here's the cat's whisker recipe
http://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/v ... 75&p=15709

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