Category Archives: Trout Spinners

Trout spinners.Trout lures also called spinners or crank baits, used for trout and salmon fishing in New Zealand. This includes bibbed minnows (used mostly for trolling), Aquafoils like Tasmanian Devils, along with various metal spoons such as small Zed spinners, ticers, and blade spinners. Softbaits have their own category.

Mepps Black Fury – Trout Blade Spinner

Meppes Black Fury featured image

Mepps Black Fury Mepps Black Fury blade spinner. Many Kiwi anglers refer to a trout lure as a spinner even if it doesn’t actually spin. The black blade on a Mepps Black Fury really does spin! it spins around the centre wire which acts as a fixed axis, as the lure is retrieved. The lure is probably most accurately described as a “blade spinner.” It More...

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Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Glimmy Brass Spoon Trout Spinner – An Oldie Very Effective Fish Taker

Home » Trout » Trout Spinners Glimmy Brass Spoon by Allan Burgess Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. This brass spoon was known originally as a Glimmy, or Record Little Glimmy was part of a vast range More...

Tasmanian Devil Trout Lure
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, January 6th, 2018
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Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Fishing Lure or Aquafoil – Including rigging tips on video

Home » Trout » Trout Spinners Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Lure Tasmanian Devil in a rainbow trout pattern. Removing the wire and running your line through the lure then tying it directly to the hook, or to a swivel More...

A selection of recently released Turbos, or Tobys, in new colours.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
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Toby – brass spoon spin fishing lure originally designed in Sweden by ABU

Toby Brass Spoons – excellent trout spinning lure The Toby trout spoon is still a deadly trout spin fishing lure. Reviewed by Allan Burgess The Toby is the world’s most efficient all-round lure. Originally More...

Modern versions of the Devon. Note the left or right hand rotation.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 28th, 2014
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Devon Minnows – Old Brass Trout Spinners

Modern versions of the Devon. Note the left or right-hand rotation. Many anglers didn’t like Devons because they caused line twist Although it’s popularity has declined somewhat in the last twenty More...

Rapala Floating Minnow.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Rapala Fat Rap Shallow Running Bibbed Minnow designed shallow water

Rapala Fat Rap Shallow Running bibbed Minnow Rapala Fat Rap Minnows. Here are three old Rapala Shallow Fat Rap SFR-5, 2″ shallow running crankbaits. Now discontinued, the Rapala Fat Rap SFR-5, weighed 8 gms. More...

Rapala Shad Rap Deep Runner 8cm.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Rapala Shad Rap Deep Runner – excellent lake trolling trout lure

Rapala Shad Rap Rapala Shad Rap with Allan Burgess Rapala Shad Rap Deep Runner 8cm. This little 8cm Rapala (which includes the length of the bib) is an excellent trout and landlocked salmon taker when used as a More...

Tillins Cobra lure
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Tillins Cobra – Trout Fishing Lures from Australia – a New Zealand favourite

Tillins Cobra is a favourite New Zealand trout lure especially for trolling on lakes Tillin’s have manufactured Cobras in Tasmania, Australia, since the 1950s. Tillin’s make three different types of More...

Teaser colour matched to Cobra.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Sprig Flies and Teasers – also called dressed hooks

Teaser colour matched to Cobra. Sprig Flies and Teasers The effectiveness of Cobra lures can be enhanced by replacing the hooks supplied with the lure with a more attractive sprig fly. These dressed hooks are also More...

The hand painted soft rubber Plucky.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Rublex Flopy and Plucky – Natural rubber bibbed minnows from the 1950s and 60s

The hand painted soft rubber Plucky. Rublex Flopy and Plucky The Plucky was a popular casting lure sold in New Zealand from the early 1950s until the late 60s. Few examples of this great fishing catching lure have More...