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    Default Shell Spinners

    I was doing a bit of beach combing yesterday when an idea struck me.



    This is the result of a bit of messing around. The shell was nibbled with some end clippers, shaped with a belt sander and then drilled. All easy enough to do without power tools but I just wanted to quickly test the idea.

    I pulled apart an old spinner for a couple of the components, mainly the clevis and the three pronged hook.

    The wire is from a reel of stainless steel from Clas Olsen, most of the beads are glass, apart from the green ones which are luminous plastic.

    I have a few other shells which I'll experiment with later but I want to find a better source for the components I need first.
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    That's great,looks like it could work well.Good luck testing it, hope you catch something with it.

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    Extend the leader (beads) and add a small aberdeen (say 1/0) and you would have a very effective flounder spoon for early new year... dig some lug, light carp rod or even a hobo reel if you are fishing an estuary.

    If you put a split ring where the hook attaches, you can simply change from spinner to spoon


    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=flo...0&tx=273&ty=22
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    That looks brilliant Wayland! Will you be testing it out dude?

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    Nice idea.

    They're pretty tough but I'd be interested to see how it stands up to a hit from a fish.

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    I'm wondering that too.

    I deliberately used the strongest part of the shell for the drilled hole so time will tell I guess.

    Leb: I'm not sure what you mean by an Aberdeen?
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    That's clever mate, I wonder if enough bits could be cobbled together "in the wild" to make one from scratch.
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    I am thinking about a "primitive" version.

    Watch this space.
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    looking good

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    Aberdeen is a single barb long shank hook, designed for worm baits. (as in the link I put up)

    With a flounder spoon, you cast it out, let it settle, pull swiftly (so the spoon kicks up sand) let it settle, pull swiftly, repeat. The kicks of sand attract flounder, and then the beads/bait draw them in. Your spinner would be the best of both worlds if you could change the hook! Using it as a flounder spoon, a treble hook would just snag everything.

    Hope this was of some help
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    Thats very cool Wayland!

    I bet not many fish have seen one of those before.

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