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array of spoons
I am not quite sure wether it is right to post these pics here and not under "blade baits" , but since I exclusively found spinnerblades and bucktails there , I guess , it should be alright:huh: . In fact I wonder , why I haven't found any homemade spoons on this site so far , or I just didn't look very well ? Anyway , when I started out with luremaking many years ago , spoon-making was one of my first challenges , and I still make them today , cut out and swaged to shape from 1,0mm to 2,0mm(25,4mm equals 1") copper,-brass,-or stainless steel sheets , a variety of different finishes are possible , they may be painted , plain polished , decorated with different kinds of decal foil , plated with glitter chips and even heated to red glow(stainless steel only)to achieve a blue/purple/brown color . Shown here are variations of the exellent Finnish allround spoon "Räsänen"(with the beads attached) , the Finnish special spoon "Finnbait Turbo"(the elongated model with a slot as line tie , newly name-changed by Finnish friends to "Deutschbait Turbo" fore having had so much success with my copies:yeah:) and finally a selection of copies of the old , famous German "EffZett" spoon , which shares the same great reputation over here like the Eppinger "Daredevle" line does in America . Spoonfishing , especially for pike , has ever been very popular over here , but during the last years it got a bit on decline due to all the new lure stuff coming up , but as the water gets colder in fall , and predators migrate to deeper places , there is hardly a better lure to tie on than a meaty 1 1/2 to 2 ounce spoon , that's my point of view:wink: .