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#5762423 - 10/30/11 Favorite spinner for stream fishing ?
43Shooter Offline
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Registered: 05/29/08
Posts: 1972
I fish mostly smaller streams and rivers with ultralight, 4lb test line, spinning tackle. There's a lot of spinners out there but I seem to have the best overall luck with 1/16th oz. (#2) black body with gold blade or yellow with silver Panther Martins. I've gone to single hook models; a lot easier to get out and I don't seem to miss any more strikes.


Edited by 43Shooter (10/30/11)

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#5762569 - 10/30/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: 43Shooter]
mud_bogger Offline
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Registered: 03/03/07
Posts: 4658
Loc: hangoverville oregon
panther martins smallest ones I can get. HAve never had much luck with roostertails though

black body yellow dots gold blade.
Yellow body orange dots silver blade.

white seems to pull fish when the other 2 favorites dont. After that I just start tossin colors grin


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#5762716 - 10/30/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: mud_bogger]
43Shooter Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 05/29/08
Posts: 1972
Same two, yellow and black, I use. I was wrong on the weight, the #2 size I use is 1/16th oz. Never tried the white.

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#5763787 - 10/31/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: 43Shooter]
tedthorn Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 4366
Loc: South East Missouri
panther martin and rooster tail dont forget mepps

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#5763977 - 10/31/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: tedthorn]
sgt217 Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 07/29/05
Posts: 4987
Loc: Arizonan transplanted to N Wis...
Brown/gold blade Roostertails...

Orange Flo Roosters

Black Panthers w copper or gold blades
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#5763999 - 10/31/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: tedthorn]
bamagun01 Offline
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Registered: 12/13/08
Posts: 1017
Loc: N, AL
If the black isn't working try a brown/white/orange/blk dots with a black and cream blade, black/brown skirt. (imitates a small crayfish). I've caught a many of smallies and trout in TN, AL and AR. with all of those colors.


Edited by bamagun01 (10/31/11)
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#5764019 - 10/31/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: 43Shooter]
ingwe Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 57949
Loc: Southwestern Montucky
Panther Martin Black/gold

#2PMRG for fish this size...



#4PMRG for fish this size...



#6 PMRG for fish this size...




Others are the silver/yellow PMs and Im getting to like Rainbow pattern pretty well.. grin
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#5802695 - 11/12/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: ingwe]
StubbleDuck Offline
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Registered: 11/19/06
Posts: 4559
For trout I like 'nymphing' half a night crawler on a #6 or #8 or #10 single hook ......

Or 1/16th or 1/8th oz Panther Martin

Or Vibrax spinner, usually all brass, sizes #0 or #1 unless the stream is 'bigger' and needs a #2 brass Vibrax.


If you can find an old 'Colorado' spinner with half a night crawler, that was damned effective on some Wyoming brookies I got into more than 30 years ago a couple really great uncles showed me. That was my first real experience catching brook trout. (also an excellent table fish! probably my favorite).

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#5805029 - 11/12/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: StubbleDuck]
Just a Hunter Offline
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Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 2932
Loc: MT
Panther Martins in Yellow or orange have worked the best for me. Occasionally black and red.

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#5805696 - 11/13/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: 43Shooter]
logger Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 01/25/04
Posts: 2067
Loc: Southern Oregon
1/16th or 1/8 ounce Panther Martin, red body with black and yellow blade has been very effect on both rainbows and brooks.

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#5808164 - 11/14/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: logger]
Anaconda Online   content
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Registered: 04/15/01
Posts: 852
Loc: Fresno, Ca.
Wow, I guess i'm not the only one.
Panther Martins, yellow body orange dots silver blade
1/16th or 1/8 ounce

I've spent a lot of money trying other combos but this one always works best.

In big water, I'll use a larger silver "Blue Fox".

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#5812465 - 11/15/11 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: Anaconda]
Dan360 Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 2213
Loc: Washington State
I have always been a fan of the size 0, 1 and 2 Mepps Aglia silver blade/gold body.

Black/Silver, black/gold, blue/silver, white/silver rooster tails always seem to do well for me too.

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#6364058 - 04/02/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: Dan360]
ppine Offline
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Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 1187
Loc: Nevada
Daredevils and Dick Nites
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#6365146 - 04/03/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: ppine]
260Remguy Offline
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Registered: 12/19/02
Posts: 17442
Loc: NE
What are "Dick Nites"?

Jeff

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#6395109 - 04/11/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: 260Remguy]
ilikguns Offline
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Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 115
Loc: Maryland
I prefer the Panther Martin all gold body. My only complaint is line twist.

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#6395147 - 04/11/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: 43Shooter]
ingwe Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 57949
Loc: Southwestern Montucky
Originally Posted By: 43Shooter
Same two, yellow and black, I use.


Another vote for the Yellow/black with gold blade, 2nd choice is yellow/red with silver blade.





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#6398368 - 04/12/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: ingwe]
43Shooter Offline
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Registered: 05/29/08
Posts: 1972
Nice Brook & Brown. I don't recall ever catching a Brook trout on a Panther Martin. I've caught them in a lake on a yellow Rooster Tail. Seems that trout like some yellow on a spinner body.

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#6398956 - 04/12/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: 43Shooter]
ingwe Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 57949
Loc: Southwestern Montucky
We get all four kinds on PMs...I am a classic creek fisherman, got 12 of one kind of lure in my pocket box..( #4PMR-G) and one of another...#4PMR-S

Lately a couple rainbow patterns have snuck in there.... whistle

West Slope Cutt..




Rainbow...




Another cutt..



Rainbow with a rainbow PM..

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#6399865 - 04/12/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: ingwe]
43Shooter Offline
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Registered: 05/29/08
Posts: 1972
Good photos and some nice trout.

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#6400211 - 04/13/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: 43Shooter]
ingwe Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 57949
Loc: Southwestern Montucky
A few nicer ones...courtesy of Panther Martins... grin







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#6400243 - 04/13/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: ingwe]
Royce Offline
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Registered: 12/28/03
Posts: 4726
Loc: zip code 59602
Aw, Jeez, Ingwe, don't post pictures of that creek!

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#6400271 - 04/13/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: Royce]
ingwe Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 57949
Loc: Southwestern Montucky
If you can guess any of them...I'll buy you a beer.... wink
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#6400299 - 04/13/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: ingwe]
Royce Offline
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Registered: 12/28/03
Posts: 4726
Loc: zip code 59602
Well, one looks close enough to my stomping grounds to be scary

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#6400317 - 04/13/12 Re: Favorite spinner for stream fishing ? [Re: Royce]
ingwe Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 57949
Loc: Southwestern Montucky
All but one are public..if that helps...the private one is probably the one closest to your stomping grounds.... whistle


but we shall not speak its name on an open forum...or for that matter..any of them grin
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