Thoughts on making a cowbell like set-up?

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  1. sgc

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    Thinking of targeting some inland lake splake using cleos or spinners. It was recommended to use cowbells. When I google cowbells, Hammerhead cowbells come up. I have a lot of spinner blades around and beads and swivels. I was wondering if I couldn't just make a cowbell look a like as an attracter to use ahead of the lure? Also are there like line crampons to stop spinners from sliding up and down line?
     
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    Also, out East they use inline spinners behind a dodger. I’ve been trying to convince my brother to try that on Lake Michigan for lake trout


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  3. Zkovach1175

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    ive used them but not with great luck. A wicked lures trout killer will out catch it 20-1. Hell I have a ton of dbl bladed hildebrantds is just give yah.
     
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    How do you get your wicked lure trout killer down to say 20 feet?
     
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    Killer at any ft’
     
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    I have made several cowbells of different lengths. I use 20-25lb mono. Rubber bobber stops and beads. Originally i bought the plastic rudder type thing that the commercially made ones have in the front. The last few sets i didnt bother with them. They run fine without in my opinion. I put a swivel on the front to tie my line to and a snap swivel on the back. The bobber stop allows me to adjust the spacing on the blades.

    I would send you a picture but my son took them to college with him. I ran rapalas and wobble glows behind them.
     
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    Thanks. Great!
     
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    What size blades did you use, or does it really matter as long as theres an attractor. I have a lot of blades for homemade crawler harnesses.