Do you know these spinners?

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I bought three Ziplock bags full of old fishing lures at a thrift shop for $11 last year. There were quite a few old lures and homemade tackle amongst it all. The picture is of four spinners or some sort of gear that look useful for trout trolling maybe. Three of them have a spring that scoots up and down so you could slip a hook or swivel on the bottom end. Do you suppose that there should be a hook or maybe something trailing farther back?
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They are really light weight. Is it some form of pop gear?
 
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Those are indeed small and won't get down without some weight (or they listen to K.C. & The Sunshine Band...lol).

While I primarily buy vintage tackle; I haven't seen any quite like those. The ones with springs look like they'd work as intended. By connecting them to other tackle. But the one in the lower right doesn't look like it would perform correctly. Unless I am mistaken.

Sorry that I can't be of more help. Perhaps a call to Scotland Yard in is order? ;-)
 
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Yes sir that would likely work well. Like using a dodger. With the worm about 8 - 10" behind the blades.

Not to be confused with Roger Dodger. LOL
 
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Back before the plastic baits were wiggling and need more action, we would tie our mainline to these spinners, and then hook the spinner to the hooks buried in the plastic baits. We would also use these spinners with live bait, lip hooked mirrors, head hooked nightcrawlers ( with their tails full of air ). We did this mainly while chasing walleye back in the Northern Midwest. We used Long LIne, Lead Line, and Mooching styles of "back trolling"...
 
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Back before the plastic baits were wiggling and need more action, we would tie our mainline to these spinners, and then hook the spinner to the hooks buried in the plastic baits. We would also use these spinners with live bait, lip hooked mirrors, head hooked nightcrawlers ( with their tails full of air ). We did this mainly while chasing walleye back in the Northern Midwest. We used Long LIne, Lead Line, and Mooching styles of "back trolling"...

So the hook was attached directly rather than hanging back a ways?
 
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The one on the lower left was my go to back in the 70's on the Clack way up high close to the Calawash. Chunk of worm!
 
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So the hook was attached directly rather than hanging back a ways?
Yes, because the blades were so small, they couldn't make the whole bait dance. Their job was just to add flash and attract the bigger fish ( walleye & sometime a Northern )...
 
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That lower right one looks something like the Colorado spinner's we used to fish for trout with.
 
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Flashers, flashers, flashers! kokes, trouts etc. To be trolled off the mainline in front of whatever, spoon, worm, wiggle bait. Just ask an oldtimer. Tony
 
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Update. I still have not tried these out (thank you virus). I've only started up fishing a couple of times lately. I still want to troll these out of my kayak when the chance comes up.
 
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lindy Little Joe spinners came in a assortment of blade colors and double and single blade combinations. These were as said, attached to a leader with any type of trailer bait. I still use them today trailing Wooly Buggers. These are a older branded lure and are very hard to find. Here is the only find I could get from google. I now twist up my own.

https://www.lurenet.com/little-joe-true-spin-spinners
 
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lindy Little Joe spinners came in a assortment of blade colors and double and single blade combinations. These were as said, attached to a leader with any type of trailer bait. I still use them today trailing Wooly Buggers. These are a older branded lure and are very hard to find. Here is the only find I could get from google. I now twist up my own.

https://www.lurenet.com/little-joe-true-spin-spinners

I have several of them mixed in with my gear; and have used them from time to time.
 

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