View Full Version : In-Line Spinners

crappie cowboy
12-09-2008, 06:27 PM
Is there any of yall that use in line spinners like Mepps- Blue Fox- Panther Martin for long lining or trolling?
I'm thinking of buying a few and trying them for long lining here on Pickwick Lake. I don't see why they wouldn't work.
I know a few that long line Road Runners and do pretty good.

crappie cowboy

12-09-2008, 06:52 PM
They are not designed to run very deep, no matter how much line you have out. For deep trolling, I'd go with a safety pin-type spinner (like a Beetle Spin) or a Roadrunner.

crappie cowboy
12-09-2008, 06:59 PM
I thought that you can get em up to about 1/4 oz, That would get it down pretty good wouldn't it?, I know nothing about them I never used them before.
I was just thinking of other ways to catch crappie. Thanks for your reply.

crappie cowboy

12-09-2008, 07:21 PM
No matter how heavy they are, they tend to ride up in the water column. It has to do with the angle of the blade.

I just use them for trout in streams. If the water is deeper than four or five feet, I use something else.

Mepps has a spinner called the DeepRunner that is supposed to work "deep" (not sure what their definition of "deep" is.) I have never used this one, though. Email Mepps and ask them how deep it will run.


crappie cowboy
12-09-2008, 07:31 PM
Ok Thanks you saved me some money then, I'll get some bettle spins, I got a lot of road runners.
I'm having trouble with the rr turning over and around. Maybe I'm going to fast? or to slow?

crappie cowboy

Jim C.
12-09-2008, 07:45 PM
If you did want to use in-line spinners you might use a barrel swivel with a short leader to help with line twist. You could even use a small weigh above the swivel to get it deeper. Just a though. Jim C.

12-09-2008, 11:39 PM
I'm having trouble with the rr turning over and around. Maybe I'm going to fast? or to slow?

crappie cowboy

I wouldn't think it is the speed. What kind of trailer are you using on your road runner's? If it is a twist tail grub, the tail size may be too big for the jig weight and causing it to twist.

My fav trolling choice is the safety pin spinners and jig. I have never had any problem with line twist unless I am bumping bottom. I even use live minnows lip-hooked when the bite is tough.

Good Luck!

12-10-2008, 08:39 AM
I don't do any trolling. But, I fish almost exclusively with roostertails on ultralight rigs in the spring for bream. I would think you wouldn't be moving fast enough to make the blade spin while trolling.

12-10-2008, 11:05 AM
Maybe if you use a loop knot instead of a hard knot?

crappie cowboy
12-10-2008, 03:25 PM
If I were long lining say at a speed of .07 or so, would the blade be turning enough. I was thinking on using them in the spring, But like some one else said they might to fast for crappie.
On the other hand guys pull crank baits and jigs, and catch crappie to at the same speeds.

crappie cowboy

12-10-2008, 03:59 PM
CC Ive used them slow trolling for white bass and have caught several crappie on them at the same time.I use the 1/4 oz size.