There is a lot more to fishing with a spinner bait than just tossing and winding in.
Sure, once in a while that’s going to work for you.. A blind squirrel, as they say, does find an acorn once in a while.
Just as your best results are going to be gained using a little technique rather than relying on luck you’ve got to know what to look for in a spinner bait to get any reasonable result from it.
Just like with any other bait, there are more than one variety of spinnerbait and if you take a good look at them, and study the styles, purposes, and techniques for the various Spinnerbaits the number and size of the fish you catch is going to improve vastly.
The Spinner bait has several parts. The head, hook and arm; the blades; the skirts; and the hardware are those parts. Each portion is an important part of the lure’s ability to do its job and each part changes the job that it will do.
There are a few things to look for if you want to get the best spinnerbait that you can get.
A higher quality spinnerbait will have a much sharper hook, some will have a hook fastened to the back blade as well as the standard hook. The intent with this is to catch those fish that hit the blade.
The use of a longer, sharper hook also reduces the need for a trailer hook.
A long hook will get the shorter bites and still let the spinnerbait pull free and not get hung up on things. Look for a longer hook. They might be a bit hard to find, but getting a spinnerbait with this quality will be worth your time to search for and save you some headaches in the long haul.
Stainless steel arms are the perfect arm for a good working spinnerbait. They hold the blades in place and let the blades rotate. Stainless Steel arms cause the blades to send out vibrations. Those vibrations cause the fish to bite more often.
Fish do not have ears like humans. Fish feel vibrations through their entire body. Take away the vibrations and you greatly limit one of the Spinnerbaits greatest fish attracting qualities.
Sometimes the vibrations of the Spinnerbait are so perfect that the fish slams the Spinnerbait and bends the arm. Straighten it out and keep that one because its close to perfection in spinner baits.