We’ve heard that a lot of people would like to learn how to make a spinnerbait, so we wanted to put together a quick written tutorial.
Here are the items you’ll need to start out with:
Pictured are these items:
- Painted Spinnerbait Head
- Silicone Skirt
- Colorado Blade
- Ball Bearing Swivel w/snap
- Small Needle Nose Pliers
The first thing you’ll need to do is to use the needle nose pliers to make a bend in the end of the wire. You need to create a loop to place the ball-bearing swivel on.
See the photos below:
Once you’ve slid the swivel onto the loop, you’ll need to use the pliers to close the loop securely, to prevent the swivel from sliding free.
The wire is now bent so that the loop is closed and the swivel can’t come off.
Next, we’ll need to attach the single blade to the snap part of the swivel and then close the snap to keep the blade in place.
The blade is now on the swivel and the swivel is snapped shut and secured.
Next, we’ll need to slide the skirt onto the head of the bait.
Here’s the skirt we’ll be using.
Skirts have a long end and a short end. Pictured below is the short end.
And below is the long end.
Now we’ll need to hold the skirt with the short end hanging down and the long end sticking upward, so it flairs and falls downward, almost like an umbrella.
Next, we need to pick up the spinnerbait head (with the swivel and blade already attached) and thread the point of the hook through the center of the skirt collar.
Push the hook through slowly, being careful not to stick yourself with the hook point. Occasionally the hook will be hard to push through because it grabs the silicone strands in the skirt. If this happens, pull it back out and moisten the hook with water or saliva. Just don’t stick your tongue with the hook!
Push the skirt firmly up onto the head until it won’t push any further.
And that’s it. You now have a finished spinnerbait with a single blade.
If you’d rather watch a video of this in action, you can visit our Lure-Making Videos page and watch it us in action there, from start to finish.
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