I posted something a few years back about my preference for a spinnerbait and still to this day, it hasn’t changed. Of course over the course of the last 30 years spinnerbait technologies have increased and now we have titanium wires and weight-distributed bodies. All this new stuff is great and serves a purpose but give me an old 1/4- to 1/2-ounce Norman Redman spinnerbait (red head of course) and I’m happy about 90% of the time.
I liked this bait so much that when I found out Norman was discontinuing them around 1985, I went to the tackle store and bought the remaining 80-plus baits they had hanging on the wall. What, in my opinion, made this bait great? The wire tie, the length of the wire and, of course, it was the only spinnerbait that had double-cupped blades. My two biggest spinnerbait fish came on this bait I’ve still got a few of that remaining stock – but I sure wish I had a few more. Hint hint Norman MFG. Hey, if it was good enough for Jimmy back then, it’s got to be worth bringing back?