Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hunting theme Pike and Muskie Spinners


Check out the hunting theme Pike spinners. These were made as prize donations for the HuntingPA.com 2010 buck contests.

The blades are #5 willows and strung with the clevis, followed by two small bearing beads. A bullet weight preceeds the .308 caliber brass casing. 3/16 solid nickel beads are strung for the casing's length to add weight and cause noise against the brass during a retrieve.

I polished some old casings with jewelers rouche and then drilled a hole thru the primer to get it to string on to the spinners wire. Once strung, I added a glass trailer bead and twisted on a hand-tied bucktail on a #2 treble hook.

These turned out pretty nice, if I say so myself. Some lucky hunter in Pennsylvania should be pleased.

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