Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fish Creek Spinners Bullseye bait rigs

Fish Creek Spinners Walleye BullsEye bait rigs

Fish Creek Spinners Bullseye bait rig - crawler haulers
This design's went through a few shake down modifications this summer. I started with double hook rigs behind the prop spinner, but based on fishermen preference, I've decided to go with slow death hooks on future models. Also threading the spinner on stainless wire, I love the extra vibration the propeller churns up against the wire shaft.

As far as hooks, feedback on the slow death hooks has shown me the rigs are well worth the extra steps to assemble this trailer assembly. 

Put some on your line and see for yourself!



Step 1 - Prism Head
  - Stick on prism eyes
  - Flat Glass head beads
  - Lacquer and dry cycle

Step 2 - 4 inch slow death rig
  - Crane swivel
  - cut six inches of 20# Silver Thread monofilament trailer line
  - Mustad Slow Death hook 
  - tie hook and swivel to trailer with two modified cinch knots, cinch and trim knots

Step 3 - cut lengths of 4 ft leaders
  - 20# Silver Thread monofilament line

Step 4 - Assemble Prop Spinner
  - Stainless Wire
  - Large Propeller
  - Prism Head
  - tail beads
  - trim Stainless wire
  - Wireformer R bend
  - thread 4 inch Slow Death rig on R bend and twist loop
  - tie on leader with modified cinch knot, cinch and trim

Step 5 - cut 1x2 inch styrofoam leader blocks
  - Styrofoam cutter
  - styrofoam block

Step 6 - Label and Package spinner 
  - UPC label
  - Fish Creek Spinners logo label
  - Clear plastic clam shell  
  - Wind 4 ft leader around styrofoam leader block and label back
  - Insert Spinner into clam shell and store for 2013 sales

Fish Creek Spinners Bulleye prism heads on drying rack and finished heads

Fish Creek Spinners Bullseye Walleye bait rigs on the rock
Back to work!

 Bottom line - There's a whole lot of component assembly steps, to fill up my spare time this winter!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fish Creek Spinners home page in a blog

Here's the real one if you care to compare - Fish Creek Spinners home page

Exceptional hand crafted fishing spinners for your best fishing adventures.

Large Fish Creek Spinners overview

The large Fish Creek Spinners model range from the 1/3oz Metal Armadillo up to our largest spinner the 3oz Double Bite Skirted Armadillo. These spinners catch large predatory fish in both freshwater and saltwater. They are strung on heavier gauge .051 inch stainless wire and typically have larger hooks, blades, and body components that add extra weight and endurance to match the challenges of heavier and more aggressive fish.

These large fishing spinners are Muskie fishing spinners, Pike Fishing Spinners, King Salmon fishing spinners, Chinook Salmon fishing spinners, Chum Salmon fishing spinners and also work well as Saltwater fishing spinners when rigged with Stainless hooks.

They've been fished successfully to catch Musky and Tiger Muskie, Northern Pike, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Chum Salmon, Steelhead and King Fish, Jack Crevalle, and last but not least,Tiger Fish.

3oz Double Bite Armadillo skirted Muskie Fishing Spinner

Fish Creek Spinners 3oz Double Bite Skirted Metal Armadillo
Jack Crevelle caught in Angola on Fish Creek Spinners 3oz Double Bite Skirted Metal Armadillo
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The 3oz Double Bite Skirted Metal Armadillo is our largest fishing spinner and new this year. It's made for predatory fish like Musky, Tiger Fish, and all other large fish that strike spinners. They're new this year, but off to a great start; sold coast to coast and even fished on other continents. I'm very proud of this large double blade model. The body is strung on .051 in stainless wire and assembled from 9/32 inch nickel plated solid brass beads. Beads are painted with powder coat paint and baked to provide a durable finish. Sixteen blade and color variations are available by dropdown choice. See the 2oz version for pictures.


Double Silicon Starflash Skirts provide lots big fish attracting combinations. The Double #8 or #9 blades are .040in gauge Gold or Nickel. This blades chop some water and will create a wake over weedbeds, if retrieved with your rod tip raised. Colorado, Indiana, French and Fluted Indiana blades choices are available. Double Silicon Starflash skirts hide banded zonker treble hooks from #1/0 up to size #5/0. If you have the tackle to handle the big lures, you'll be very happy with this spinner models' performance.

2oz Double Bite Armadillo skirted Muskie Fishing Spinner

1oz Double Bite Armadillo skirted Muskie Fishing Spinner



1oz Double Blade Hula skirted muskie fishing spinner


Fish Creek Spinners 1oz Hula Spinner
Tiger Muskie caught in Washington on Fish Creek Spinners 1oz Double Blade Hula Spinner
The 1oz Hula Spinner is a good spring Musky fishing spinner. This was our first double blade spinner with interleaved clevises and it's had mixed results, catching some nice fish, but we've gotten a couple complaints about having to jump start it on entry to the water. It seemed to perform best with a fast retrieve.

If you prefer slow retrieves, I suggest the 2/3oz skirted June Bug Armadillo.

The Hula's body is strung on .040 inch stainless wire and assembled from a large nickel plated solid brass body component, accented with friction discs and faceted glass. Bodies are heated then dipped with powder coat and baked to provide a durable finish. Nine blade and color variations are shown. The Double #6 Colorado or Indiana blades are .028in gauge Brass or Nickel. This may be light for certain anglers, and we went with heavier blades on the 2-3oz versions. The double blades stir up water and will create a wake over weedbeds, if retrieved with your rod tip raised. A Silicon Starflash skirts hides hooks from #1/0 up to size #5/0. A single hook choice is available.

1oz Squid Salmon fishing spinner

1oz Spike Pike fishing spinner



2/3oz June Bug Armadillo salmon fishing spinner


Fish Creek Spinners 2/3oz June Bug Skirted Armadillo fishing spinner Need a Fish Picture for the Glow Spinners
The 2/3oz June Bug Skirted Armadillo is a late arrival this season. It didn't get much time on the market or in the water and no fish pictures were returned. No worries, on this one!

The spinner has a couple unique attributes that should jump start it's success, next season.

First, the large June Bug blade has two points of rotation along the wire. The blade's perpendicular brace provides a fixed angle of rotation and a very unique reflective strobe. The fixed axis points also enable fixed rotation at very very slow speeds. Starting ad stopping frequently, gives the silicon skirt and zonker strips time to swell and compress in a fish enticing pulse.

The second feature is the split ring attached zonker banded treble hooks. The zonker strips are extremely fluid and full of motion when wet. The split ring positions the hooks at the break in the skirt, waving back and forth as retrieved. Finally, the split ring enables Hooks to be switched out or replaced to change zonker colors.

1/3oz Metal Armadillo salmon fishing spinner




Fish Creek Spinners 1/3oz Metal Armadillo Salmon caught on Fish Creek Spinners 1/3oz Metal Armadillo
Historically, the 1/3oz Metal Armadillo has been our best fishing spinner for Salmon. Whether in the Pacific Northwestern Rivers and Sounds or the North Central Great Lakes and Eastern Seaways, this fishing spinner is worth getting wet in your salmon favorite waters.

Put a bucktail or zonker banded treble on it and it's caught it's share of Tiger Muskies in New Mexico too.

The body is assembled from 9/32 inch nickel plated solid brass beads. Beads are painted with powder coat paint and baked to provide a durable finish. 26 color and blade variations provide lots of choices. The Super Willow blades can be either Gold, Brass, or Nickel and provide lots of strobe and noisy vibration as they collide with the metal friction disc spacers during rotation. The friction discs wobble along the wire for extra motion turbulence. Be sure to check out it's hydrophone record on the Spinner Noise page.

Medium Fish Creek Spinners MVP fishing spinners


1/4oz Glass Armadillo Salmon fishing spinner




Fish Creek Spinners 1/4oz Glass Armadillo Brown Trout caught on Fish Creek Spinners 1/4oz Glass Armadillo
Three glass armadillo models cover a lot of water. Historically, the 1/8oz has more anglers using it, but the 1/5 and 1/4 oz models are catching up. These were first sold lat in the 2011 fishing season and are becoming popular on larger rivers and shore fishing.

Made with highly reflective glass separated by metal friction discs, these spinners are an exceptional new design.

The discs protect the glass and cause friction and vibration as they collide and rub against the blade during rotation. Fish take notice and chase these spinners.

Try a few in your favorite colors and get them wet in your favorite waters.

1/4oz Angle Iron multi-species fishing spinner




Fish Creek Spinners 1/4oz Angle Iron Inline spinner North Carolina Smallie caught on Fish Creek Spinners 1/4oz Angle Iron
The Angle Iron is currently our only Inline blade spinner. Its 1/4oz weight makes it a favorite in windy climates (like Wyoming) or in fast turbulent waters. Fish Creek Spinners Angle Irons use #4 Inline blades; Brass, Gold, Nickel and Black Nickel (my favorite).

These catch all species of trout and bass and are a favorite for Smallmouth.

The inline blade provides a thumping noise, different from clevis blades and propellers. You can listen to the differences on the Noise page. Scroll down to find the Angle Iron.

1/5oz Metal Armadillo multi-species fishing spinner




Fish Creek Spinners 1/5oz Metal Armadillo fishing spinner Colorado River Brown Trout caught on Fish Creek Spinners 1/5oz Metal Armadillo
The Metal Armadillo is favorite of mine, bringing added weight to the Armadillo design.

This models 1/5oz weight makes for a nice precision cast in larger rivers and lakes. Another favorite in windy climates or in fast turbulent waters.

Fish Creek Spinners Metal Armadillos use #4 Fluted Indiana blades. Solid Nickel coated solid brass Body beads are heated and dipped in Powder Coat paint, then baked to a durable finish.

These spinners catch all species of trout, including sea trout in Denmark!

The fluted Indiana blades collide with the metal friction discs during rotation as the discs rock back and forth on the stainless axis wire. You can listen to the differences on the Noise page. Scroll down to find the Metal Armadillo.

1/5oz Glass Armadillo multi-species fishing spinner


Fish Creek Spinners 1/5oz Glass Armadillo fishing spinner Beaver Pond Colorado Cutthroat caught on Fish Creek Spinners 1/5oz Glass Armadillo
The 1/5oz Glass Armadillo is a newer design, first built in 2011. Lots of color choices are provided.

It uses faceted glass body beads and is highly reflective on sunny days in clear waters. Fish notice and chase these glass spinners. Fish Creek Spinners 1/5oz Glass Armadillos use #5 Fluted Indiana blades. Friction discs protect the glass beads and contact the fluted blades during rotation, causing noise and vibration. Check the underside of the blade after a period of use, and you'll notice the contact wear lines match the disc spacing, regardless of no contact at rest.

These spinners catch all species of trout, and any fish that strikes spinners.

You can listen to the sound differences between Glass and Metal Armadillos on the Noise page. Scroll down to find the Glass Armadillo.

1/8oz June Bug Transformer fishing spinner


Fish Creek Spinners 1/8oz June Bug Transformer Fishing spinner Largemouth Bass caught on Fish Creek Spinners 1/8oz Junebug Transformer
The 1/8oz June Bug Transformer is new this year and off to an impressive start. The June Bug blade has been around along time, but the transformer is the first Fish Creek Spinner model to use it.

June Bug blades don't use a clevis, they thread on the wire similar to an Inline blade, except this blade has two points of contact on the stainless wire. The perpendicular brace provides a unique fixed angle of rotation, allowing the blade to rotate at very slow retrieval speeds.

Another interesting development on this model is the zonker banded hook. This is also a new discovery this year. The model's called a Transformer because the hooks are attached with a slip R bend that seats inside the big tail bead. This connection method allows hook colors and types to be changed or replaced.
Nice! We've gotten a ton of email positive feedback on the model's performance, it's slow retrieval speeds and zonker hooks, but we still some need more pictures!

1/8oz Glow fishing spinner


Fish Creek Spinners 1/8oz Glow fishing spinner Need a Fish Picture for the Glow Spinners
The 1/8oz Glow spinner has a #3 glow indiana blade, glow body cylinders, and a large glow tail bead.

The glow components heat up great with a black light flashlight for night fishing.

Doing any night fishing in familiar waters, you ought to try a couple of these!



1/8oz Glass Armadillo multi-species fishing spinner


Fish Creek Spinners 1/8oz Glass Armadillo fishing spinner Nice New Mexico Rainbow caught on FCS Glass Armadillo
The 1/8oz Glass Armadillo is our most popular and most sold fishing spinner.

The Armadillo comes in three primary components; Glass, Metal, and Plastic. Plastics are used in certain models for fluorescent and glow properties.

Each of the primaries have models in a variety of weights: 1/10oz, 1/8oz, 1/5oz, and 1/4oz. Large Armadillos in the Muskie/Pike species range from 2/3oz to 3oz.

Armadillos are unique, using the friction disc spaces to protect the beads and also collide with the blade. The Spinner Noise page has several Armadillo recordings for the various types and sizes. This spinner is unique and comes highly recommended for all fish that chase spinners.

I recommend the Armadillo design, if you haven't tried them, I hope you consider giving some a try in your favorite waters. Our brand recognition depends on your buying decisions and increases cast by cast, thanks to your support!

Ultralite Fish Creek Spinners MVP fishing spinners


1/24oz Fire Fly stream fishing spinner - Coming Soon


1/16oz Eye Catcher multi-species stream fishing spinner


Fish Creek Spinners 1/16oz Eye Catcher fishing spinner Need a Fish Picture for the Glow Spinners
The 1/16oz Eye Catchers are sizzling new going into the 2013 fishing season.

They use a variety of small blade styles; Colorado, Propeller, French, and Indiana. All have prism eyes lacquered on to a flat glass tail bead.

Be the first to get your fish pictures in the grid!

Stay tuned for other sizes!


1/12oz NitroMite multi-species stream fishing spinner


Fish Creek Spinners 1/12oz Nitromite fishing spinner Crappie caught on 1/12oz Fish Creek Spinners Nitromite fishing spinner
The 1/12oz Nitromite is our most popular Ultralite spinner.

Small #1 Indiana blades in Gold, Nickel, and black Nickel are available.

The bodies are faceted glass accent beads for color and gold or silver plated small metal beads. They have #10 treble hooks but can be optioned with single hooks.

The nitromite is a stream spinner, although many anglers use the fluorescents for crappie.

1/10oz Quad Prop multi-species stream fishing spinner


1/10oz Small Metal Armadillo multi-species stream fishing spinner


Fish Creek Spinners 1/10oz Small Armadillo fishing spinner Sunfish caught on 1/10oz Small Armadillo fishing spinner
The 1/10oz Small Armadillo is great for streams. A very popular Ultralite spinner across the country.

Small #2 French and Colorado blades in Gold, Brass and Nickel are available.

The bodies are powder coated nickel beads separated by friction discs with a faceted glass tail beads for color variation. They have #10 treble hooks but can be optioned with single hooks.

The small armadillo is available in a large selectoin of colors and blade styles. Fluorescent plastic bodies are also available.

1/10oz Propeller Fire Ant multi-species stream fishing spinner


1/10oz Double Blade Hot Rod stream fishing spinner


Fish Creek Spinners by Type fishing spinners


Walleye Fishing Rigs and Spinners


Fish Creek Spinners 1/10oz Walleye Spinner Walleye caught on 1/10oz Walleye Spinner
The Walleye rigs are new this year and catching fish in northern waters. The Bullseye rigs are the newest of the new.


4 ft Walleye Bullseye Bait Rig fishing spinner


4 ft 1/10oz Walleye bait rig fishing spinner


4 ft 1/20oz Walleye bait rig fishing spinner


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