SPINNER BAIT WIRE AND PARTS



Wire I Prefer For Spinners  —   I also have some 40-50 pound class … I use with toothy fish in Salt Water on lighter tackle.





SPINNER BAIT FAVORITE:  #11 ToothProof Stainless Steel 
Single Strand Leader,
 140 lb (64 kg) test, .026 in (0.66 mm) dia, Bright, 1/4 lb (114 g)

SKU: S11T-.25#  Our Price  $13.99  ( In Stock)

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FISHY HINT:   LEADER THEORY FOR PIKE AND MUSKIE RELATE IN SALT WATER… IT MAKES SENSE ON ALL SPECIES  LIKE BARACUDA SOMETIMES TARPON AND OTHERS

Anyone who has encountered the northern pike or muskie has also encountered the dreaded “bite-off,” so common when these fish come unglued on a bucktail, jerkbait, jig or spoon. Combine a bone jarring strike with a mouth full of dagger-like teeth and it’s no wonder anglers everywhere have openings in their tackle box where their favorite lures used to be.

Not only do pike and muskie have a major case of overbite, they can bite through just about any fishing line short of steel wire.  No doubt this is why the common coated steel leader is considered standard equipment by many anglers.   If not using a leader means fish lost to bite-offs and using a leader means no bites, what’s an angler to do? The answer depends a lot on the lure type and presentation involved. 

The quick answer is that a leader isn’t necessary in most crankbait trolling situations. Usually when trolling with crankbaits, fish are lip hooked. This happens in part because a fast-moving lure on a steady course is hard for the fish to fully engulf down its gullet. 

Most of these fish caught while trolling have the lure lodged firmly in their mouth, but not buried so deep that the fish can shear off the line.    If big crankbaits help to reduce bite-offs, which lure group suffers most from the sharp teeth of these fish? The short answer this time is jigs.   Jigs dressed in various soft plastics or with live minnows tend to get sucked right down the stove pipe, and bite-offsare common. When jig fishing, a bit- resistant leader of some sort is almost mandatory.