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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hook sizes on homemade spinners

So I made my spinners but I’m wrestling with what hook size is best. I’ve settled on between 1/8 to 1/12 oz in weight and almost all good components with a few different colored blades thrown in there. I have trebles in 6s, do you think these are too large? The length of the lures don’t exceed 1.25” if that. French blades in size 1s are he perfect fit I’ve found.
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Correction, I only made 3 that weigh 1/8 for larger and faster waters. The rest are mostly 1/10 to 1/12 with a handful of small 1/16 for slow, shallow water.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 06:31 PM
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10s. MAYBE 8s if you wanna Miss smaller fish more often. 6s, well at least you don't have to worry about deep hooking 😉
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 10:01 PM
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I use 10s for most of my spinners and 8s on my big lunker spinners I chuck in the river.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 01:16 PM
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I use size 10's. I think size 6's are definitely too big.
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The spinners I make are all the "swiss swing" style. With the 0 size blade I use either a 10 or 12, size 1 use 10s, size 2 blades either a 10 or an 8. I did have somelarger sized dressed hooks I used on the size3 and 4.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Settled on size 10s for the hooks. Here’s the first one. Gold plated #1 french blade with a size 1 clevis surrounded by hollow nickel 3/32” beads for bearings, red glass 4mm bead, 1/8” solid brass beads x 2, 5/32” solid brass beads x 2, a 3/16” solid brass bead with 5mm orange glow bead before the hook. I didn’t have any change handy so I added the die for size reference. Hopefully it’ll catch me some fish! Thank you all again for the sound advice, your help was greatly appreciated!
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The wire is 0.024” gauge also.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-18-2018, 05:51 PM
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The wire is 0.024 gauge also.
Your spinner looks good, however if you find that the fish are bending your spinner out of shape rather easily then you need to go to a little stronger wire. I moved up to 0.026" gauge.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-18-2018, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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That’s no problem at all. Do you happen to know what gauge the big companies use like Mepps and Panther Martin?
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