If you have ever had an issue with your large inline spinner baits starting to spin around on themselves, you know the mess they can make of your expensive braided line. Try the following 2 tips to fix this problem.
You can add a keel weight which is a sure fire fix. The negative effects with a keel weight is it will send your bait deeper and this may not be what you are looking for. Keels can also pick up weeds so you need some clear water to use them.
Put a small bend in the lure near the eye loop. This has the effect of a mini keel weight.
The usual reason for why a bait starts to turn around itself is the blades are sticking. The larger the blade, the more likly this will happen. The culprit is usually bent or worn clevis. The metal that most clevis are made of is soft and thin so they are prone to wear and even a slight tap on a log or rock can bend them. They will then start to dig into the lure main wire and the lure then may tumble around it’s axis.The slower the troll or retrieve will make the situation worse. If they are only bent you can fix them on the spot with needle nose pliers but if they are worn you must replace them. Its a fairly easy fix but the lure must be dismantled. Buy the new clevis (2) and body wire (Usually .062”) at most bait shops or online outlets. Should be about $2.00 plus shipping. The tricky part is adding the eye loop when you are finished. Strong hands and round needle nose pliers will do the trick.