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Tutorial: Crafting Basic Trolling Spinners

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Hey guys,

Last weekend I was going through some of my trolling spinners. My buddy has asked me why I had so many of these "harnesses" as he called them. I told him what they are then showed him how to make them. After getting a bunch more questions he asked me to create a basic video to use.

I've been building variations of these spinners, strip-ons, and live bait harnesses for years. They work wonders covering lots of water to find active fish. Last summer I had caught walleye, perch, pike, musky, bullheads, different panfish species.

 

 

I want to see what you guys think about it. 

Thanks for your time,

Scott

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Welcome to the site Gone.  Always good to see new members.

Great spinner rig.  The one you did is what I called a leach rig, with one hook.  I always used two hooks for crawlers to keep those pesky Walleye from stealing my worm.  LOL

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Hey Anglina,

Thanks for the welcome. I typically use a "leech rig" with all the rocks and heavy weed beds I am fishing. But I keep a stinger hook or nightcrawler harness available in my main colors. In the next video, my plan is to show how to make a 2 or 3 hook crawler harness. But I agree with you that walleye can be pesky.

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Welcome, and thanks for taking the time for the video.

That almost looks like the way I have been making one hook Flounder rigs with a spinner.

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Another item that makes life  easier if you want to snell hooks, among other types of knots, google Tie Fast knot tying tool.  

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I have used that tool in the past. Lost it while out camping 4 or 5 summers ago. Sitting in the bottom of a lake... tying knots while in heavy winds. just never replaced it. I forgot the name of it. Thanks for reminding me.

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I'll be looking up that knot shortly. I plan to be heading up on the north shore of Lake Superior to try and get some Steelhead/Kamloops. 

Limp are you using this rigs at the mouth of the river or in the pools of the river within the eddies? The fact you mentioned shrimp you must be on the Pacific Coast with the really big fish. In my youth, I'd use Crawdads in the weaker current when the fish take a rest.

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1 hour ago, Gone Out Fishin said:

I'll be looking up that knot shortly. I plan to be heading up on the north shore of Lake Superior to try and get some Steelhead/Kamloops. 

Limp are you using this rigs at the mouth of the river or in the pools of the river within the eddies? The fact you mentioned shrimp you must be on the Pacific Coast with the really big fish. In my youth, I'd use Crawdads in the weaker current when the fish take a rest.

I hope to fish the Great Lakes some day.  Erie is the closest. 

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