As I started to write this review of a favorite bass fishing lure, the Vibra-Bug spinnerbait by Rocky Ledge Tackle of Pittsfield, NH, I suddenly realized I seem to be fixated on spinnerbaits. The reason is simple, spinnerbaits are great bass fishing lures that can be fished at almost any depth and come in a variety of styles to compliment different tastes or fishing conditions.
Better yet, this is still northern New England’s secret bass lure and it even worked when I lived in the Midwest!
Earliest Overhead Arm Spinnerbait?
Now spinnerbaits are definitely not a newcomer on the bass lure scene. One of the first spinnerbaits introduced to the bass fishing public was the Shannon Twin Spin manufactured by the W. J. Jamison Co. in 1917. This specialty bass lure was virtually weedless with the twin overhead wireless shafts each holding a small Indiana-style spinner extending from the weighted head with a bucktail skirt. The lure held it’s own through the 1970s and