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Flutter Spoon Question #13176991 06/05/19 05:47 PM
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About a year ago I decided to learn to fish a Flutter Spoon. I catch a lot of fish on the Flutter Spoon, on the flip side I lose a lot of Flutter Spoons. As most people know there is nothing cheap about a Flutter Spoon.

I fish these on ledges, rocks, humps and deep timber. I end up lose them on all types of structures.

The question becomes is there a trick to not losing Flutter Spoons all the time? I fish them on a heavy rod 7'6" with 65# braid main line to a swivel with 30# Flouro to the spoon.


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Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13176998 06/05/19 05:55 PM
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Try switching out the treble for a single hook. Or use KVD short shank triple grip trebles.


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Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13177001 06/05/19 05:59 PM
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The trick is to learn the difference in feel between a fish and a snag. Don't set the hook into a snag. Get on the other side of the snag with your trolling motor and bounce the spoon with your rod tip and most of the time the weight of the spoon will knock the hooks out of the tree or snag. I lost a bunch of these spoons starting out and now I rarely lose one. Hang in there and good luck. I throw mine on straight 20# floro.

Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13177105 06/05/19 07:24 PM
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Cant find any footage of James Watson smashing them on docks with a spoon. Its not on the inter-webs.


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Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: SilverTR20] #13177179 06/05/19 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SilverTR20
The trick is to learn the difference in feel between a fish and a snag. Don't set the hook into a snag. Get on the other side of the snag with your trolling motor and bounce the spoon with your rod tip and most of the time the weight of the spoon will knock the hooks out of the tree or snag. I lost a bunch of these spoons starting out and now I rarely lose one. Hang in there and good luck. I throw mine on straight 20# floro.


+1, and I use 20lb florocarbon fishing 1.25 to 1.5 oz.

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Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13177248 06/05/19 09:16 PM
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If you're fishing lakes with LOTS of rocks like Travis or Buchanan, etc, good luck. It's not like getting em hung up on a branch or tree. They fall BETWEEN the rocks. Nite nite flutter spoon. I'll get one out once in a while, but by and large they're goners!


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Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13177292 06/05/19 09:49 PM
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Not exactly on topic...but have any of yall fished Flutter spoons in dirty to chocolate milk water with any luck?

Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13177331 06/05/19 10:23 PM
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Try to get straight over the spoon and jiggle it. They will usually come free.

Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13177367 06/05/19 11:13 PM
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what hook are you using with this spoon? Any problems hooking up with the single hook? What size and make of the single or treble hook used? Anyone tried large circle hooks?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13177372 06/05/19 11:18 PM
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I won a tournament on Amistad on a Fluter Spoon. We had been winning on deep grass 30 ft. tall with the Heavy Drop Shot and Gene Larew Hoo Daddy Jr. in Watermelon Neon. This was the 5th win in a row. The lake came up 15 ft. and all the Deep Grass fell. This was the last tournament. I had 5 Spoons ready. The fish were still hanging around the grass not wanting to leave it. There was quite of a pile of Grass on my best spots; now at 45 to 50 ft. Two of these Spoons, I switched out with 2.0 treble hooks with Weed guards. It worked nicely to keep from hanging in the grass at that depth. These Bass wanted that Spoon Dead Sticked and just a few inches off the pile of grass. If you jigged it up and down to make it flutter they would not bite. This has always been the case with the Heavy Drop Shot inside the deep grass. The key was to keep it as still as possible. They just did not like it moving around.
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Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13177385 06/05/19 11:39 PM
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Silver Tr20 is leading you in the right direction and Donald has a great tip too. I use a lure retriever with great success in freeing my spoons and other lures. I use a telescopic down to 18 and then my hound dog past that.


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II do not fish flutter spoons much, but I use the Joe Spaints Flutter spoon most of the time and I have only lost 1 of them. Make sure your ROD is suitable for the spoon. I fish mine on a 7'6" MH rod with a fast tip on 17 to 20# McCoys Mean Green. I do not know if it is my technique or I get lucky or that I am not fishing it properly, but I catch TONS of fish on it, when the time is right to throw it. Maybe has something to do with the spoon, maybe I am just lucky, dunno. Wish I could help more. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. OH, get on the back side to try to remove it or RIGHT over it, too.

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Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13180643 06/10/19 01:33 AM
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Skip the leader and tie it to the braid. Put the short shank hook on it like the suggestion above, or add a single screw lock hook and then add a short piece of plastic finesse worm or something similar to make it weedless or put a light wire treble hook on it. I keep a short section of a 1 inch diameter wooden dowel rod in the boat so I can wrap the braid around several times and then pull on it to try and get a stuck bait out. Don't pull on the braid with your hand, If you do you could end up with a very nasty cut in your fingers or hand.

Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Donald Harper] #13180843 06/10/19 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald Harper
I won a tournament on Amistad on a Fluter Spoon. We had been winning on deep grass 30 ft. tall with the Heavy Drop Shot and Gene Larew Hoo Daddy Jr. in Watermelon Neon. This was the 5th win in a row. The lake came up 15 ft. and all the Deep Grass fell. This was the last tournament.
https://www.amazon.com/Mustad-Classic-Treble-Hook-Guard/dp/B00DT0TCGG#



Just curious -- what year was this and what tournaments did you win 5 in a row ?

Re: Flutter Spoon Question [Re: Chuck72] #13181120 06/10/19 04:58 PM
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I've managed to get mine back using the bass pro e-z lure retriever. same concept as the older hound dog retriever but lost that due to not replacing the main line itself after like 15 years... :-( just get over top and the weight will knock it loose.

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