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The Best Spinnerbait Blade Types | Bass Fishing

The Best Spinnerbait Blade Types | Bass Fishing

Glenn: Hey folks, Glenn May here with,
and I’m here with Hank Parker with another edition of Hank Parker Fishing Tips. This week’s question, Hank, it comes from
Sean from Chicago, and he wants to know why do spinnerbaits have different styles of blades? Hank: Well, good question. Just for a rule of thumb, the ol’ Colorado
blade, the first blade that I’ve ever seen on a spinnerbait is a deep cup, rounded blade
and it offers a lot of vibration. An Indiana blade is kind of a reduced, elongated
version of a Colorado, but it doesn’t have near the vibration, but it’s got a little
more flash than does a Colorado blade. And then the Willow Leaf, the elongated, pointed
Willow Leaf, it doesn’t have much vibration at all but a lot of flash. So that Willow Leaf will come through vegetation
a lot better than a Colorado or an Indiana for that matter. And so you use an Indiana blade when you want
a compromise, like I do, between vibration and flash. You use the Willow Leaf when you want to come
through that aquatic vegetation, you don’t want to get hung up. When you have got really off-colored water
and you want a lot of thump and a lot of vibration on that spinnerbait, you use a Colorado blade. So that’s how it works for me. Colorado for maximum vibration, Indiana blade
for a good all-around compromise where you got flash and vibration, and then the Willow
Leaf for when you’re fishing aquatic vegetation. So those are the three applications that I
make with the three different types of blades. Glenn: Sean, I really hope that answers your
question, and for more tips and tricks, head on over to, where you’ll find
lots of tips and tricks and articles and videos to your heart’s delight. It’s a fisherman’s dream. And if you want to get notified of any more
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6 comments on “The Best Spinnerbait Blade Types | Bass Fishing

  1. Great tips, I personally throw the willow bladed style more than just about any other just because I usually throw spinners when they are running the shad around the banks and I keep it right at the surface. Think it resembles a school of shad more.

  2. If Hank watches these vids he might think this is pretty cool. A guy whose dad had died a few years back found a vhs tape recording his dad had edited and uploaded here for everyone from a Classic back in 89 I think where near the 14-15 min mark Hank is showing and discussing a spinner he handmade.

  3. What about a spinner with one Colorado blade like a midnight special, vs a spinner with three willow blades like a kvd scorcher. Which makes more vibration? Or is it the same but one bait can now present itself with a faster presentation?

  4. I have found through the years that the combo of colorado/willow works better here in south La…Hank was and probably still is the master of the spinnerbait…

  5. And of course we all love the ok Hank Parker 'Classic' spinner baits! Thanks for another great tip.

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