"Tying" your own Micro Spoons?
by San Antonio, TX
Last Friday, I fished a nice section of the Guadalupe River that was new to me. After getting some action (various bluegill and a couple small largemouth) on a few different bugger variations, I finally tried out some of the little Daiwa Presso 0.4g Vega spoons (I'd bought them almost exactly a year ago). To put it simply, I was impressed (and so were the fish). They absolutely hammered the little spoons. Once I got home, of course, my thought was "I need more of those"! But I found that they no longer existed (though I did put in an order for all of the available 0.5g Rodio-Crafts and a few 0.6g Forest Chasers).
So that got me to thinking: I really like to tie my own flies. So maybe there's a way to build these myself. I looked around and found that there are some spinner blades that could possibly fit the bill. Worth is the only mfr I found that actually lists all of their weights/dimensions, and a number of their blades in the 0, 1, 2 sizes fall into that ~0.5g sweet spot. So surely I can just buy some of those, drill/chamfer another hole for a ring and hook and be done with it. Maybe I play with a little bending to modify the flutter? Maybe I do a little painting, or get wild with some sparkles?
Anyway, there would definitely be a lot of trial and error involved, but I'm curious if anyone else around here has played around with such things or had similar thoughts.
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