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Offline MT204

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Tail spins.
« on: 01/07/19 18:09 UTC »
Watched a great video the other day about cold water Bass and tail spins.
https://www.wired2fish.com/winter-fishing/how-to-trick-cold-water-bass-with-tail-spins/.

Hadn't ever seen such a thing and though it might be a good one to buy and try.

But then I got to thinking I should be able to concoct something that would come close? Should have know someone came up with something, and right on Do-Its web site!



https://store.do-itmolds.com/High-Tech-Tail-Spins-Simple-Modifications-Create-a-Deadly-Lure_b_12.html

Not sure who wrote this up?
Has anyone tried them?
 
« Last Edit: 01/07/19 20:55 UTC by MT204 »

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Offline Lamar

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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #2 on: 01/08/19 05:55 UTC »
  That's a great idea for a shad spawn bait. Maybe put a ballbearing swivel on the back to make that blade really flash.

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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #3 on: 01/08/19 06:08 UTC »
Reminds me of  the Mann's Little George. We used to use them a long time ago. I think they are coming back into play again.

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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #4 on: 01/08/19 10:55 UTC »
There are guys by me that use the bottom one I post to catch whitebass. They use double jigs when the fish come to the surface by the boat and when there out of jig casting range they use the tail spin.
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Offline efishnc

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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #5 on: 01/08/19 11:07 UTC »
Not sure who wrote this up?

I'm virtually positive this article was written by forum member "Partycrasher" (aka Marc) hailing from S.E. Wisconsin.  However, I think he prefers blade baits over tail-spinners (not that it should detract from his work) because he typically fishes deeper water where blade baits have a notable advantage over tail-spinners.  Conversely though, I actually prefer tail-spinners over blade baits because of their consistent action with smaller sizes and less rod movement (which is not to say they cannot be fished aggressively) in shallower water... the bottom line is that they are fish getters for sure.

Offline MT204

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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #6 on: 01/08/19 14:21 UTC »
Whom ever wrote the article said to contact him through the magazine if they had any questions. Wonder what magazine it was?
Still trying to figure out how they had the attached the spinner blade too.

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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #7 on: 01/08/19 15:02 UTC »
I'll assume a bead is behind the spinner blade then the wire bent and snipped. The blade would need a bead as a bearing to spin on.
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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #8 on: 01/09/19 21:47 UTC »
Whom ever wrote the article said to contact him through the magazine if they had any questions. Wonder what magazine it was?

He wrote for Midwest Outdoors... (which I think is no more).


As for attaching the blade, ctom is right on (because they all attach pretty much the same).

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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #9 on: 01/10/19 04:11 UTC »
I have been playing with some tail spins myself lately...










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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #10 on: 01/10/19 08:25 UTC »
Marc did write that for MWO, which is still around and he continues to write for them.

21, those are some fantastic baits.  Appreciate you sharing them.

Offline MT204

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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #11 on: 01/10/19 11:36 UTC »
21, fantastic!
I noticed some of your work on another forum, may have saved me from trying bearings?
I'm guessing a "shad bait" mold?
Thanks.
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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #12 on: 01/10/19 16:20 UTC »
Yes... It's a modified shad bait lure mold with a through wire.

Thanks...

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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #13 on: 01/10/19 17:22 UTC »
Marc did write that for MWO, which is still around and he continues to write for them.

I guess the rumor I heard about MWO closing its doors was incorrect... thanks for the correction.

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Re: Tail spins.
« Reply #14 on: 01/10/19 17:27 UTC »
I like the mod, 21... not sure if your top pattern is supposed to be a walleye (or maybe smallmouth), but it looks outstanding!