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View Poll Results: What's your best color prawn spinner blade?
Same color as prawn 1 1.37%
silver or chrome 3 4.11%
copper 3 4.11%
brass 11 15.07%
red and white 4 5.48%
chartreuse and red/orange 5 6.85%
rainbow green tip 9 12.33%
rainbow blue tip 2 2.74%
chartreuse / green tip or green dot 29 39.73%
other 6 8.22%
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:28 AM   #1
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Default Prawn spinner blade color and size

A little poll on what color spinner blade you like to use with your prawn spinners. Also if you post on the thread indicate the size and type blade you use. I just made some up using a 3.5 copper blade with red beads. Also have some rainbow with chartreuse and green tip. Wondering what's good with a nice red, pink or orange prawn.

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Old 02-25-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Prawn spinner blade color and size

my best last year was a small blaze orange/chartreuse blade with a pink prawn.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:43 AM   #3
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A little poll on what color spinner blade you like to use with your prawn spinners. Also if you post on the thread indicate the size and type blade you use. I just made some up using a 3.5 copper blade with red beads. Also have some rainbow with chartreuse and green tip. Wondering what's good with a nice red, pink or orange prawn.
wayout, don't mean to hyjack your thread but I see you said above that you made some up with 3.5 copper blades.................

I thought I'ld post a litle tech tip a guide friend of mine showed me about making prawn spinners. He showed me how to make them with an interchangeable blade clevis so you can swap your blades out for the conditions.

If you do a google search for "spinner blade interchangeable clevis" you'll see a clevis made by Northland Tackle. That's the one I use and I get them at Fisherman's.

I just make up a bunch of different set-ups with different color beads and swap out the blades to suit.

I'll be interested about blade size/type on here as well.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:05 AM   #4
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Default Re: Prawn spinner blade color and size

Thanks. I always use the interchangeable plastic clevises too. Just wanted info on blades.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:26 AM   #5
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I have ben buying the Rogue River Herring spinner set up for about 10 years with the brass blade, and using it for prawns instead. Over 100 springers later I do not have a gripe about them
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:33 AM   #6
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Default Re: Prawn spinner blade color and size

Tried to go back an look at the old thread on interchangeable clevis and all the pictures were not there, all I got was red X's.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:50 AM   #7
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I think most of us use the plastic quick changes now, with a few old timers still making the spring style clevis out of spinner wire.

#3 bear valleys, #4 and #3 cascades, cv6, and even #3 and #4 french blades all work very well for me depending on current speed to decide which to use.

I carry about 100 blades and let the water clarity, temp, light, timing of the run (early season or late), decide what color I'm clipping on.

B.C. Angling post has the best store bought prawns, and they really know the best blades for above them.
Stop by on a monday or tuesday when Bill is in there, and don't ask something dumb like "which one works" - you won't get the answer you want. Give him parameters, for example: Tell him what area you fish and ask for some sunny day blades and some early morning blades for that area.

As much as we all wish there was one blade and color season in and season out being the #1 thing in the water, that's simply nowhere near a reality.

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Old 02-25-2011, 10:59 AM   #8
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I think the plastic ones stink... I do not like losing blades.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:08 PM   #9
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I think the plastic ones stink... I do not like losing blades.
Not sure where you purchased them, but the black ones I buy from Cabela's seem to last pretty much indefintely. That said, I do not typically use anything bigger than a #4 blade of any shape. A larger blade could perhaps wear through the nylon hook, never tried one that big.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:14 PM   #10
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I like the plastic clevis other than the fact that I used to lose blades when you catch a fish until.....an old timer gave me a good tip: dab a small amount of super glue on the opening after you put the blade on. That will keep the blade on but you can still pop it open with a knife o rmost often by hand to change the blade out.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:25 PM   #11
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I find it faster easier to replace the whole spinner than just replace the blade. Have a good selection of spinners made up ahead of time. That way you have the right size hooks and the right color beads to match your blades.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:54 PM   #12
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Red/white clam shell, #5.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:34 PM   #13
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Default Re: Prawn spinner blade color and size

Survey says...chartreuse and green is #1. At least among ifishers. Fish preference is another question entirely. Maybe they'd prefer a plain prawn without that spinning thing. Preferably without a hook.
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