Shown above are the basic components needed to assemble your own spinnerbaits. Spinnerbaits are a very popular lure that are often used when fishing for bass and pike. These lures are easy to assemble and inexpensive to make. Landing a fish on a lure you personally designed is especially rewarding. Good Fishing!.
Round bend pliers have special jaws that make smooth round loops. Select the plier model by the size of wire you want to bend. You will also need some heavy wire cutting pliers to cut the stainless steel shaft. Split ring pliers are handy for attaching the split ring to the spinner blade.
This information is offered as a starting point. Feel free to experiment with different styles and sizes of spinner blades, beads, head styles and skirts.
As head weight increases, larger spinner blades can be used on your bait. Size 3, 3.5, 4 and 5 blades are a good place to start when building single blade spinnerbaits. Different blades styles and sizes will function differently so experiment until you get what you're looking for. On tandem spinnerbaits, we recommend that the second blade be two sizes smaller than the main blades chosen.
While ball bearing swivels can be expensive, they are the best performing swivels and come with split rings attached. Roller swivels are an inexpensive alternative and perform well. They require the addition of a split ring to attach the spinner blade.