Clevises

Clevises are the small pieces of metal which hold the spinner blade in place and permit the blade to spin freely around the spinner shaft or monofiliment. Clevises come in two basic styles. Stirrup (easy spin) and folded. Stirrup clevises are the type you use on spinners with solid wire shafts while folded clevises are use on monofiliment and nylon coated wire.

Stirrup clevises are formed from spring hardened brass wire for maximum strength. Folded clevises are stamped then formed by folding the clevise in half. Clevices should be matched to the blade. A clevise too large can affect your spinner's action. Here is a basic guide to clevise sizes and when to use them.

Stirrup Clevises Folded Clevises

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BLADE SIZE FOR STIRRUP CLEVISE

Size

Colorado

Indiana

Willow

Swing

French

Fluted

1

00,0,1,2

00,0,1,2

0,1

0,1

0,1

na

2

3,3/,4

3,4

3,3/

2,3,4

2,3,4

na

3

5,6

4,5,6

4,5,6

4,5

5,6

5

4

6,7

7

7

na

na

5,6

6

7

na

7

na

na

7

8

na

na

na

na

na

8

Size

Colorado

BLADE SIZE FOR FOLDED CLEVISE Indiana Willow Swing

French

Fluted

2

00,0,1

00,0,1

0,1,2

0

0

na

4

1,2,3,31,4

1,2,3,4

3,31,4,5

1,2,3,4,5

1,2,3,4

na

6

5,6,7

4,5,6

4,5,6,7

5

3,4,5,6

na

Chart For Clevise Use

Use Stirrup Clevises

Use Folded Clevises

French Spinners

Walleye Harnesses

In-Line Spinners

Live Bait Harnesses

Bucktail Spinners

Leader Spinners

Hook Snap Spinners

Lake Trolls

Hook Spinners

Spinnerbaits (tandum)

Quick Change Clevise

A relatively new clevise is the "Quick Change Clevise". This is a plastic clevise designed and patented by Gregg Pauley of South Dakota. What makes this clevise so unique is that the spinner blade can easily be removed and replaced with a different blade without having to rebuild the spinner or harness. This is the clevise for anglers who wish to change blades while out on the water without changing lures. Popular for walleye harnesses and many weighted spinners. It is available in three sizes and there is even a quick change bottom bouncer clevise.

NEW LOCKING FEATURE

I had a chance to use and test the bottom bouncer clevise with outstanding results. When ever I needed to change the weight while searching out different depths all I needed to do was to quickly change bottom bouncers without cutting my line and retying.

Delta Buzz Bait Blade

Delta blades are completely different in both design and use from other traditional blades. They are self clevising and are designed to maximize lift and noise. A properly assembled buzz spinner will chop up the water's surface.

The most popular are made from aluminium. They come in three sizes to fit the four popular buzz bait heads, 1/8, 1/4, and 3/8 or 1/2 ounce. (Note size 3/8 and 1/2 ounce use the same blade).

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Responses

  • Daniel
    What size clevise to use with what size blade?
    6 years ago
  • ute bach
    What size Clevises should i use for spinner?
    6 years ago
  • jamila
    How to make own spinner stirrup clevises?
    3 years ago

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