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Getting dbl blades spinnin

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In fishing with double bladed bucktails I run across some that start spinning right away and almost every cast and others that are just plain stubborn and require multiple rod pumps - those don't stay on long for me. So I'm looking for factors involved - blade thickness, weighting of the bucktail(back or front), and maybe distance from the line tie to the blades, and using a painted and nonpainted blade together. Any other factors and can anyone offer advice? Thanks, later.

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The number one factor here is clevis size. If the clevis is not large enough for the wire, they will hang up and not spin as easy.

Everything else you mentioned can and will play a role in how well the blades spin, but clevis size is the main one

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what mojo said, if that's not the problem.... also you'll notice that the clevises overlap each other and this can cause them to hang up on each other by hitting each other. or they(the blades) are simply just sticking together because they are wet and suction is created, because they are close and lined up. . you can give the clevises tiny opposite twists, and i mean tiny, away from each other and this helps most times. if i'm making a bucktail, big or smaller blades, i insert a bead or a SS tube cut to size inside the clevis(es). of course i make sure i choose a size bead so theres clearance for the blade to not hit it. and i tweak the clevis a TINY bit. tweaked too much the hole can collapse and it won't free spin. little practice is all it takes. a leader sleeve can be used instead of a tube but it's small and harder to cut to size without smashing it. good luck eek

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