Large French Bucktail Spinners

French Bucktail spinners are unbelievable big fish catchers. Their large size and bulkiness created by the bucktail attract the largest fish in the area. Don't pass up the opportunity to have these fish attractors in your tackle box. Shown here are similar spinners using different spinner bodies. The most commonly used spinner body on these spinners is the "F" body as shown above right. It is used in combination with a selection of solid brass beads. It is also used on the Fluted Bucktail spinners and the Willowleaf spinner. You can also use a selection of solid brass beads to vary the weight of these amazing big fish catching spinners. French Bucktail spinners are proven fish catchers for musky, pike and bass.

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Large French Bucktail Spinner Component Chart

Size

Hook

Body

Bearing

Clevise

Blade Size

Shaft

No. 4

2/0

F

1/8"

3

4

0.040"

No. 5

3/0

5/16"F,7/32"

1/8"

3

5

0.040"

No. 6

4/0

11/32",F,7/32"

1/8"

3

6

0.040"

No. 4

2/0

9/32",11/32",5/16",1/4"

5/32"

3

4

0.040"

No. 5

3/0

11/32",F

5/32"

3

5

0.040"

No. 6

4/0

11/32",F,7/32"

5/32"

3

6

0.040"

The bearing beads can be hollow metal or solid brass. Solid brass is recommended to maximize weight. All beads in the body should be solid brass beads but many anglers will put a size 8mm coloured plastic bead on the lower end of the body.

When making the larger French bucktail spinners you should use a closed eye wire shaft of at least 0.030" wire but a 0.040" or larger wire is highly recommended for large pike and musky. Attach the bucktail with a split ring (use size 4 to 7) so you may easily change bucktails with damaged hooks or worn, torn or damaged bucktail.

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Responses

  • aubrey
    How to make a bucktail lure?
    6 years ago
  • donna yuhas
    What size wire for bucktail spinners?
    10 months ago

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