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spinner

1. Informal a spin doctor
2. Cricket
a. a ball that is bowled with a spinning motion
b. a bowler who specializes in bowling such balls
3. a streamlined fairing that fits over and revolves with the hub of an aircraft propeller
4. a fishing lure with a fin or wing that revolves when drawn through the water
5. an angler's name for the mature adult form (imago) of various flies, especially the mayflies

spinner

[′spin·ər]
(engineering)
Automatically rotatable radar antenna, together with directly associated equipment.
Part of a mechanical scanner which rotates about an axis, generally restricted to cases where the speed of rotation is relatively high.

spinner

spinner
i. A streamlined housing, covering, hub, or boss of a propeller, fitted coaxially and rotating with the propeller. A spinner helps smoothen the airflow as it enters the cooling opening in the engine cowling.
ii. Something that spins, such as the arming vanes on certain bomb fuses or a rotating radar antenna.
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Rods have to do double duty on a kayak, so my medium-power casting rod handles spinnerbaits, topwaters, and cranks equally well."
An interesting species taken on this trip was the Largescale yellowfish caught on the mini spinnerbait. Not previously caught on earlier trips, Clive says he is sure they would fall to a fly.
A better option is using a few strands of spinnerbait skirt material.
There are few things more satisfying than casting a spinnerbait, watching as a mamma bass detaches herselffrom cover and at sustained speed, homes in on your offering, a bow wave pushing ahead just before the 'bump " that tells you she has flared those gaping gills and inhaled your bait.
Three nights later I'm back, ready to let the walleyes tell me if they like spinnerbaits as well as stickbaits.
Recognize that as retrieve speeds are increased with spoons and spinnerbaits, their running depth decreases.
Even during the cooler months, spinnerbaits will catch fish.
Use a 5/8 ounce jig-head dressed with living rubber--similar to that seen on spinnerbaits. Many experts believe colour is not a major factor, and some trim the rubber skirt so that when flared in the water, it reaches to the end of the hook only.
Veilleux and Jones worked spinnerbaits, rattle traps, and slow-falling Senkos throughout the day, culling their way to a five-bass mixed-bag limit of small- and largemouths tipping the scales at 13.36 lb.
He and his clients use a one-two punch, casting spinnerbaits and dragging sucker minnows.
Whereas I'm strictly an artificial lure fisherman when it comes to flounder, I often wonder if mullet or small croakers are better for the double digit monsters that have already seen a thousand spinnerbaits or jig-and-plastics swimming by.
Using light to medium action spinning or casting rods spooled with 10-141b fluorocarbon or braid line, Clive says "Our main lures consisted of small hinged spinnerbaits with Triple Ripple trailers--red or chartreuse--Effzetts, and various Rapalas which we used for wider sections of river, especially those with mud banks".