Why DIY Spinnerbaits Catch Fish

Spinnerbaits make for a classic fishing lure because they are easy to use for beginners, yet incredibly versatile for more experienced anglers. Now, with Mud Hole’s DIY Spinnerbait Kit, you can make the perfect spinnerbait for all your fishing trips.

The Basics of Spinnerbaits

Spinnerbaits are designed to simulate a larger predator attacking smaller bait fish. A shining example of the circle of life, spinnerbaits attract the predator to bite the largest bait in an ambush-style attack.

Rather than using treble hooks, spinnerbaits are built using a large, sturdy hook that easily runs through weeds or over structures. Spinnerbaits typically do the most damage when purposely colliding with structures and pausing before continuing the retrieve. This simulates a stunned bait, which is an irresistible target for any hungry fish.

Although there are endless combinations, the basic parts of each spinnerbait have long been the same. From its head, wire form, and skirt, to its blades and beads, understanding the components of spinnerbaits help you build and fish these lures with maximum efficiency.

Custom Spinnerbait Components

Wire Form: This is the central shaft that holds the jig mold and hook on one end, then the beads and blades on the other.

Jig Mold: The main body of the lure, the jig head is weighted to center the bait’s buoyancy and ensure it runs true through the water.

Clevis: An arched component used to attach the smaller blade to the wire form, the clevis allows the blade to spin during its retrieve.

Blades: Available based on style, size, and level of vibration, the blades move to act as bait fish that the jig is chasing.

Beads: Attached to the wire form, the beads help separate the blades to ensure that each blade functions properly during the retrieve.

Ball Bearing Swivel: Like the clevis, the ball bearing swivel is used to attach the larger blade to the wire form, which allows it to freely attract attention while retrieving the lure.

Split Ring: Whether connecting hooks, swivels, or blades, the split ring keeps these components on the wire form during the retrieve, but strategically, let’s you easily remove and change attachments for on the spot fishing adjustments.

Skirt: The skirt is the main eye-catching component that attracts fish to attack.

Easily Assemble Your Own DIY Spinnerbaits

Since Mud Hole is all about custom rod building and improving the angler’s performance, the introduction of DIY Spinnerbait Kits adds another easy way to maximize your spinnerbait’s efficiency in the water.

Made for customizing lures to attract a certain species or adjusting lures based on a specific location, the DIY Spinnerbait Kit includes the various components you need to build the most effective spinnerbait for your fishing application. With an assortment of blade styles and colors, anglers can customize each spinnerbait’s level of vibration and attraction based on blade choice and retrieval technique.

Not to mention, the DIY Spinnerbait Kit features a range of skirt colors that effectively replicate bait fish in your location. Ultimately, each skirt color has an appearance that is engineered to attract and catch your target fish.

From darker skirts for murky water and lighter ones that mimic certain baits, to the always effective combination of chartreuse and white, these custom skirt options give you every opportunity to maximize your spinnerbait’s odds of hooking fish.

This kit puts the custom spin on classic lures to enhance any angler’s odds of catching fish, so grab your DIY Spinnerbait Kit here!