Matching Metal Spoon and Spinner Blades


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Renowned writer Bill Herzog details gear and techniques on how to become a successful hardware fisherman. Herzog is an accomplished spoon and spinner fisherman himself and divulges details that are sure to make you a more effective angler using this tried and true technique.

Technique & Target: Spoon and spinner fishing for steelhead. 5 pages.

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Late winter, early spring. Is there a finer time of year for some classic heavy metal? No, not Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, rather a succulent season for targeting hard-charging, mega aggressive native steelhead with some old-school techniques like drifting spinners and swinging spoons. Sharpen your #2 pencil and take notes, as class today will be spent reviewing choices for spoon/spinner blade finishes and matching them to current river conditions.