It's interesting to see how many component options there are to choose from and combine, then imagine how they get selected, assembled, packaged and distributed. Finally marketed on the walls of your favorite tackle shops. Anyways, getting back on track.
Through the years, as I've looked through catalogs by Hagens, Worths, and Lakeland, I'm always intrigued by the June Bug blades.
|Fish Creek Spinners June Bug blade fishing spinners|
I suppose you have to be a bit of a nerd to appreciate its engineering. Different from clevis blades and Inlines.
One of a Kind, in my opinion. Eloquent in it's simplicity. The June Bug blade.
Two points of rotation, it's strung on the wire like an inline blade (no clevis), but has a fixed brace with a second hole punched in it during machining. I'll bend down the brace and string it during assembly, making it's second point of rotation.
Weird. How's this baby going to work?
But... Eureka! Guess what? Twice the blade noise generated during rotation!
Granted, this blades rotation position is fixed. Component contact is minimal.
Totally different then say an Armadillo with a clevis blade banging around during rotation, or an inline blade that has a wobble.
Intriguingly different. Vive la diff'erence!
Still, the brace will rotate and drive other component rotation. That's where I'm headed.
Then a more subtle observation. Once the brace is pressed down into its spinning position, a hole in the blades surface is opened. An opening for water to rush through during rotation...hmmm, interesting.
Hmm, a fixed angle of rotation, veeerrry interesting!
Time to break out the hydrophone?
Now to line up some other partner components for this masterpiece.