Who makes their own inline spinners?

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  1. Mr Burgundy

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    Wonder what the cost difference would be. While it would last alot longer not sure it would be worth it. As soon as I get a spinner that doesn't swim right I just throw it aside. When I get enough of them I just take them into the shop and remake them one at a time, the exact same way. Truth be told it doesn't really take that long to cut one apart and rebend a new wire... just my thoughts gents.
     
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  2. Thunder Dan

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    Following. I also plan on starting to make my own spinners, spoons, and tieable wire crawler harnesses soon. More about having exactly what I want than cost saving. I'm more interested in making steelhead and smallmouth sizes than musky tho. Will update when/if I get around to making some.

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  3. Treven

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    Good call, didn't think about it like that.
     
  4. Mr Burgundy

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    I would think that titanium would be WAY more expensive than just regular steel shafts.
     
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  5. sureshot006

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    Probably. And shafts are so cheap you can just cut them and remake with new.
     
  6. Edgewalker7

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    I was thinking of making my own too but after adding all the parts to my cart and shipping at lureparts.com it was the same price as buying an already made.

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  7. sureshot006

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    Yup... pretty close anyway. But what's the price tag of a fish eating your homemade lure?
     
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  8. Edgewalker7

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    If I could make everything from scratch that would be cool.

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  9. sureshot006

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    It's not a kit, so you're still picking out the color combos, size, weight, etc. But yeah, mining your own ore and turning it into a shaft would be a whole new level.
     
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  10. Ranger Ray

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    It's addictive! I went from pliers to the

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    and never looked back. I like fishing one of a kind lures. Make up a whole bunch at the beginning of the year, and try them out during the year. Those that work get duplicated, those that don't, get broke down and made into something different. I'd show you a couple, but then you would catch all the fish. ;)
     
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  11. Edgewalker7

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    In metallurgy class I learned how it goes from ore to steel. That’s way to much work and I don’t want to build a furnace but it might be fun doing it super small scale. I was thinking more like beating my own blades with a planishing hammer out of steel sheet and molding lead or steel weights.


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  12. PunyTrout

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    I came pretty close to buying a Twistech like Ray mentioned but they were out of the magnum model for heavy .051" wire. Most of my spinners are made using. 041" wire anyway so I still use specialty pliers to form the wire loops and wraps. Sometimes I use shafts and other times I use bulk wire from 25' coils.

    It's definitely fun to make your own spinners. Catch a few fish with them and give some away to other anglers or kids.
     
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  13. sureshot006

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    What's that beast cost anyway? I'm using round nose pliers for 0.051 because I wanted to actually save a little money (at least in my head).
     
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    Nevermind... $150. I will just deal with my barely noticeable imperfect loops!
     
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