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Jigs, Spinnerbaits and Sinkers => Spinnerbaits => Topic started by: basscatlildave on 02/26/21 14:13 UTC

Title: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: basscatlildave on 02/26/21 14:13 UTC
I'm wanting to make my own 1/8 ounce spinnerbaits. The Stanley was my favorite but getting hard to find. What mold looks like this ?
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50982241458_bea8c06b76_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kF8jc5)Stanley spinnerbait (https://flic.kr/p/2kF8jc5) by David Middleton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148414791@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: efishnc on 02/26/21 14:58 UTC
My buddy modified his poison tail mold to produce spinner baits very similar to what you are looking for... he just made a path for the wire through the eye.
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: bigjim5589 on 02/26/21 18:41 UTC
I make the Poistontail spinnerbaits too.

I like a small 1/8 & 1/4 oz spinnerbait for ultralight fishing for bass and panfish.

Not the same as the Stanley, but the Do It Crappie Spinner and the Bullet Head Spinner baits works well with the spinner wire forms made for the Crappie Spinner Jig mold. It's an 0.29" wire, compact, but has great vibration.

The only down side, is the wires get  bent up, but that happens with heavier wire spinnerbaits too.
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: WALLEYE WACKER on 02/27/21 04:09 UTC
Them small spinner bait’s are a most have in the box any time of year. Weather you tie hair , skirt or plastic bait get the job done.
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: Lines on 02/27/21 05:41 UTC
Looking very good Bigjim!
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: alwrenn on 02/27/21 15:15 UTC
Agree with Lines...... Looking awesome!
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: bigjim5589 on 02/27/21 17:56 UTC
Thanks guys! I dress them with silicone skirts, fine rubber, hair & feathers. I also leave some with no skirts and use plastics on them.

I can agree with Walleye Wacker, they're a good lures year round and anywhere, and not only for bass.

These are the only two I have photo's of, marabou on one and silicone on the other.
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: efishnc on 02/27/21 18:59 UTC
Although pink can be a good color for crappies, pike are also partial to it... and they would not be gentle if you tossed those little guys around here.

(They do look nice though.)
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: WALLEYE WACKER on 02/27/21 21:09 UTC
Great looking dressed up little spinners .
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: Lines on 02/27/21 22:28 UTC
I'm wanting to make my own 1/8 ounce spinnerbaits. The Stanley was my favorite but getting hard to find. What mold looks like this ?
That poison tail style spinnerbait looks pretty close. Is that 1/8 0z. Bigjim?
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: 21xdc on 02/28/21 05:39 UTC
I use the poisontail swing jig mold for bladed jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, jigheads, etc... Just modify the mold to your needs. It's one of the best tracking heads you will find. Has more size options than any other mold. Easy to add a wire keeper.



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Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: alwrenn on 03/01/21 10:15 UTC
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Here are a couple Poison tail spinners that I have made.
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: basscatlildave on 03/01/21 10:51 UTC
Great advise here guys and awesome looking baits.
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: ctom on 03/01/21 11:08 UTC
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Here are a couple Poison tail spinners that I have made.

These are dandy spinners! Love the paint jobs.
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: efishnc on 03/01/21 13:58 UTC
These are dandy spinners! Love the paint jobs.

They do look delicious!
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: bigjim5589 on 03/03/21 13:59 UTC
That poison tail style spinnerbait looks pretty close. Is that 1/8 0z. Bigjim?

Lines, that one was 1/4 oz, but I have made some in 1/8 oz too, and of course the typical heavier weights. I even modified the heavier mold, so can make them up to 1 oz.  One of my favorite head designs.
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: bassinfool on 03/25/21 09:13 UTC
The only down side, is the wires get  bent up, but that happens with heavier wire spinnerbaits too.

Have you tried reinforcing the wire?  I do this with my 1/4oz spinnerbaits using a bobbin of old braid I pull off my reels.  I have circled the spot I do this on one of your pictures; all I do is tie a knot on the wire and then wrap around the two wires making a thin band and then tying to off after making several passes.  To give it a cleaner look, you can easily paint on some epoxy or even some super glue on to the braid. 

Just an option for you if you want to give it a try!
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: bigjim5589 on 03/28/21 11:01 UTC
Have you tried reinforcing the wire?  I do this with my 1/4oz spinnerbaits using a bobbin of old braid I pull off my reels.  I have circled the spot I do this on one of your pictures; all I do is tie a knot on the wire and then wrap around the two wires making a thin band and then tying to off after making several passes.  To give it a cleaner look, you can easily paint on some epoxy or even some super glue on to the braid. 

Just an option for you if you want to give it a try!

No, I've not done that, but have seen spinnerbaits where others tie or wrap at that spot. I recall someone say that they prefer the R bend wire, but attached to the lure with a clip, so that's why they tied it closed. I'm not a fan of clips, and a good knot works fine.

I have both the twisted wire type forms & the R bends, so having to reinforce that area has not been any issue. When I said they get bent up, it's been the straight shaft sections between the line tie & the head, or between the line tie & the blades, that gets bent. They will get bent sideways too at the line tie area, but that happens with either type of wire. These smaller wires just seem more prone to getting bent since the wire is a much finer diameter.

I've caught a lot of different fish on these small spinnerbaits, so worth making a lot of them. None of them last forever anyway, so I just make more. I will salvage the parts & re-melt the lead if they're too bent, so, not a complete loss.
Title: Re: 1/8 ounce spinnerbait
Post by: bassinfool on 03/29/21 09:12 UTC
The lighter wire provides more vibration which I believe makes a big difference in getting bites sometimes even if they are little more delicate.