Hi , folks ,
After TU member Griffond had pointed out these kinda weird vintage lures here on TU , which were made in Minnesota during the 1950's , I could not help to do my own knock-offs , .....I'm just into casting spoons too deep !
After having made an initial prototype of copper sheet and having tested the blank in my bathtub , I was pretty much amazed about the swimming action that these lures do perform , so I launched some more .
You may read more about these lures in this thread opened by TU member saltwater :
So well , for a start I came up with 11 spoons alltogether , sized 30 , 50 and 70 millimetres in diameter , whereas the largest spoon is a twin spoon , meaning two thinner spoons are connected with the splitrings for added noise , ........spoons are made from copper and stainless steel sheet , plain polished , two darker steel spoons are annealed for a little darker appearance .
As from coming weekend I'll test these "disc spoons" on fish , as the local predator's closing time did finish just today , ....and I'm really looking forward to positive results due to the strong , canting action of these lures .
Only little concerns do remain about their casting performance , ........would the hook tend to foul the leader , would the spoons level on flight to glide on an air cushion for maximum casting distance , or would they get to flutter and fly into unpredictable directions ?
I shall see next week , ...
Greetz , diemai