My spinners are between 1/16th and 1/8th of an ounce and pretty much are all under 1” long so I’ve found french sized 1 blades work well with a size 1 clevis. Best comparison to commercially made spinners would be a Mepps, except I use beads. I would like to venture into some inline blades and have noticed the 1/8th ounce Panther Martins go as big as size 6 blades. I think indiana blades spin at retrieval speeds close to french style blades and I find french style blades extremely versatile in that they spin easily at slow and fast retrieval speeds. What size spin blades do you use for what weight spinners? I mainly fish small streams and don’t have a need to use a french blade as large as a 3. Do you find french size 3 blades provide too much vibration and flash and spook trout or do you use them mostly in rivers and large sized streams? To give you some perspective, Valley I consider a small stream, Ridley Creek I consider a slightly larger than small stream and the Wissahickon or Pennypack I would consider a large sized stream. I don’t fish in any rivers at all.
Last edited by JasonC; 11-02-2018 at 08:14 PM.