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Made up a bunch of inlines this weekend and will try them out tonight. Once I found a skirt holder and a walley bead kit it really got me thinking. Hopefully I'll have a positive report tomorrow morning.

Pic is a little blurry, but this is an inline, but hinged chartreuse and blue buzz bait.

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This is the same pattern, but without the hinge.

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This one is a french blade with red tape on it with a black and blue skirt

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Blue and chartreuse skirt with a painted (store bought) blade

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My first attempt of a scratch made spinner bait. This one is simple and sized for pan fish.

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Well tried everything out.

The spinnerbait didn't work at all... justing spinning 360 degrees as I reeled it in. Not sure why...think I don't have any weight to act as keel or maybe because I used a twist, closed loop at the tie in. I'll have to play a little more.

I caught fish on both the inline spinners, but will have to change things up. Going to remove the swivel tie in because it caused the line to wrap up. Need to move the weight under the skirt to make it cast better.

The buzz baits didn't bring any fish up. They both ran nice, but I think I would like a bigger blade to make more noise.

In the end, the bass wanted a purple worm bottom bouncing. So I think overall I was happy with the results.

I'll get there.

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I wouldn't be too quick to add noise. Critters swimming for their life have a lot of action, but not a tremendous amount of noise. Some days just aren't top water days.

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A spinnerbait needs the weight to act as a keel and keep it from spinning. It's not an option.

Thanks, I was hoping that was it.

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Did the hinged one run well? Looks like a good idea BTW.

Yea, it ran awesome. I think it will make a good or great buzz bait, but the fish didn't want anything near the top when I was fishing. Can't wait to try it later.

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Another idea for the in-line spinners is to use a weighted swimbait hook instead of a plain one, and put a good swivel in there at the joint. I like a 1/4 ounce Vibrax style with a 1/8 or 1/4 ounce hook rigged with a fat Kalins grub for Smallmouth. I use a swivel on the front of the lure, too. The front can spin like crazy that way but the hook tracks straight and the hole rig won't twist your line.

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There was a lure called the Paul Bunyon Lucky 66, I believe that was the name, that always did well. It was basically a shaft with a spinner blade and a weight with a bucktail treble following. They could be fished deeper like a safety pin spinner, but were inline.

I always did well on smallies with the cheaper copies, when I was much younger. I didn't use the original too often because of financial reasons

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