Fishing lures and spinners can be expensive to buy, and they can get lost very easily when fishing around trees, rocks, or weedy waters. Making your own spinners can be a great way to save some money, or when in a survival situation, you may not be able to find spinners, but have access to spoons and hooks, so you can make some to catch the next meal.
One of the best spinners you can get your hands on is the spoon spinner. As the name implies, it is shaped like a spoon, and can be used to catch trout, salmon, perch, roach, pike and all other sorts of fish.
The classic Dardevle spoon is a distinctive red and white spoon, and is deadly for many kinds of fish, as stated above. Actually, it can be used to catch nearly any fish that eats other fish. I have used this spoon to catch trout in small narrow rivers, and huge pike in secluded lakes.
How to Make a Fishing Spinner Using a Kitchen Spoon
The first thing you are going to need to get your hands on is a spoon. Just a regular kitchen spoon. You could pick these up from thrift stores, garage sales, even eBay. The other hardware needed is a drill bit, hook, a small split ring, some red and white paint, and a silver sticker, if you want to add a bit of sparkle to the lure.
So, heres the steps you need to take to make the lure.
- Cut off the handle of the spoon
- File the but edge down so it is smooth
- Drill a small hole at either end of the spoon
- Paint the lure (use tape to cover up one half, while you paint the other. You only need to paint the convex side
- Attach the sticker, if you have one.
- Attach the keyring (Make sure it’s a strong one)
- Attach the hook to the keyring
- Attach a swivel on the other end, on-to a key ring also
And that’s it, you have made your very own spinner.
Here’s a list of materials, and links to buy them. The initial startup cost is a little more than one spinner will cost, but you can make 50 odd with the materials below, provided you get the spoons.