How to Make a Fishing Lure Wind Spinner

How to Make a Fishing Lure Wind Spinner
Anglers frequently use spinners, which consist of a treble hook and a concave spoon-shaped piece of metal that will flip up and over itself when going through the water. Making your own allows you to customize the spinners based on the small fry or fish found in the waters you will be fishing, helping to catch more fish and land more strikes. Spinners come in a range of sizes based on different spinner blanks.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Treble hooks
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Leader wire
  • Fishing tape
  • Waterproof lure paint and brush
  • Spinner blanks
  • Clevis pin
Step 1
Thread the leader wire through the treble hooks loop. Pinch the wire together and twist tight using the needle-nose pliers. Set the threaded treble hook and leader wire aside.
Step 2
Learn what the fry or small fish in the lake you will be fishing look like and try to imitate the colorings on the lure spinner. Cut a small piece of fishing tape to color the spinner body and apply to the upper concave section of the spinner. Or take a brush and paint the upper concave section and allow to dry.
Step 3
Slide the decorated spinner blanks onto the leader wire extending out from the treble hook until the spinner blank rests against the treble hook, while still moving freely. Slide the clevis pin over the wire leader and use it to snug in the excess leader wire, spinner blank and treble hook so none are exposed. The clevis pin will act as a sleeve for the three small fixtures and wires.
Step 4
Pinch the clevis sleeve/pin with the pliers a quarter inch above the simmer blank, securing all three fixtures and wires. Cut off the excess wire with the wire-cutter portion of the pliers.
Step 5
Fix the lure to the fishing line.

Tips & Warnings

Research the fry and small fish of your area and try to paint the spinner blanks to resemble them.

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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