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Shell Spinners

I was out doing a little beach combing yesterday when I was reminded of something I read in John J Rowlands’ “Cache Lake Country”, which incidentally is a great book and well worth getting a copy.

Well, this is what I came up with.

Mussel Shell Spinner

I had to pull apart an old spinner for a couple of the components such as the clevis and a three barbed hook but the rest I had in store.

The shell works quite easily. I used a belt sander for speed but it could equally be shaped with a file, sandpaper or even a rough stone. The hole was drilled and then enlarged with an awl and the beads are mostly glass to give it a bit of weight apart from the green ones which are luminous plastic.

A nice little project for a dull day and I have lots more shells to experiment with but I want to find a better source for the bits I need than pulling apart old fishing tackle.

I’ll post a few more up as I make them and let you know how they fare.

 

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