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Old 09-09-2021, 10:49 AM
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Default Spinners for pike and others

So the lure-building hobby has me getting a wire bending tool, as a side benefit I can use it to make spinners.

So first off what are the go-to colors, blade types, and sizes for pike. I do fish trout at the odd time so any info there is also welcome.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:14 AM
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Anything that resembles a panther Martin for trout
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:19 AM
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I've had good luck with a blue and silver blue fox Spinner, though the blue paint came off the body and it's all silver now but still works, caught some walleye on it as well. I've also had luck with a cheap dollar store spinner with a red body and a rooster tail that looks like it's made from yarn lol.

As for trout I don't usually have a ton of luck but have gotten some bites on a black and yellow one.

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Old 09-09-2021, 11:38 AM
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#9 blade flashabou style bucktails. Blades I have always used gold or silver but use a wide range of colors of flashabou for variety

I stopped making these to sell but still make some for personal use because they are effective
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Old 09-09-2021, 09:37 PM
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It's my opinion that how the lure is fished, depth, speed, action, size, vibration from a given lure is far more important compared to color particularly with pike who are sensory feeders.

Having said that - the colors I tend to gravitate to based on conditions are ...

Overcast/darker days = a Black/Gold, Black/Brass, Red/Black and other darks ...

Bright/Sunny = Fire tigers, White Silver, White/Silver, Chartreuse etc...

Best lures for me are large, noisy and heavy lures fished fast when the fish are aggressive and smaller lures and softer profiles when fish are in a negative or lazy mood.
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:46 AM
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pink blade spinner for pike and red for trout works for me
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Old 09-11-2021, 02:16 PM
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If you can get your hands on them these Master spinners with heavy jig like heads are absolute killers when fishing deeper waters. I used them for both walleye and pike and they can be used pretty much like jigs in bottom bouncing way. They come in difference sizes and weights and colors. You can cast them way longer distances compared to regular spinners too.

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