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.

Tillins Cobra Lures – Tillins Deadly Cobras by Dick Marquand

This Lake Dunstan brownie took a single-hooked 8cm Cobra in the number 5 pattern.

Tillins’ Cobra is a favourite New Zealand trout lure especially for trolling on lakes Tillins have manufactured Cobras in Tasmania, Australia, since the 1950s. Tillin’s make three different types of trout lure” the Cobra (5cm), the King Cobra (6cm), and the slightly larger Cobra (8cm). The later larger lure is mostly fished as a trolling More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 5 months ago
Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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 Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

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...

Meppes Black Fury featured image
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Mepps Black Fury – Trout Blade Spinner

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 More...

A selection of recently released Turbos, or Tobys, in new colours.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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

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

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

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...

Teaser colour matched to Cobra.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014

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

Rublex Flopy and Plucky – Natural rubber bibbed minnows – 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...