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.

Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Fishing Lure or Aquafoil – Including rigging tips on video

Tasmanian Devil Trout Lure

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 on a split ring to which the hook has also been attached, helps to hold jumping rainbow trout making it harder for them to throw the hook. This is a very popular trout More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 2 years ago
A selection of recently released Turbos, or Tobys, in new colours.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 29th, 2014
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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 (Video scroll down) The world’s most efficient all round lure. 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 some what 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

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...

Joho or Sally Spoon. Black is by far the biggest seller!
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Joho or Sally brass spoon trout fishing lure

Joho or Sally Spoon. Black is by far the biggest seller! Joho or Sally Spoon The Joho is a typical brass spoon lure with a slightly concave face that causes it to wiggle in a fish-like manner as it is retrieved More...

Super Special or "Sneakie."Note this Special has been rigged with a size 10 swivel and split ring. The body of the lure is 50mm in length making it only slightly longer than the small treble hook.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Johnson’s Super Special – Trout spin fishing lure

Super Special or “Sneaky.”Note this Special has been rigged with a size 10 swivel and split ring. The body of the lure is 50mm in length making it only slightly longer than the small treble hook. Johnson’s More...