"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.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." -
Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
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