If You Wait Long Enough, It’ll Return

1976 Bomber ad featuring the Bomber Twin Spin.

I was skimming through the 1976 volume of Bassmaster Magazine recently and it dawned on me we haven’t seen nor heard from the once famous twin spin in a long time. For those of you who haven’t been bass fishing for more than 20 years, the twin spin might not be of much interest to you. On the other hand, if you have been bass fishing for more than 20 years or longer, the bait might surely bring back some fond memories.

Pictured at the bottom of this Bomber ad from around 1975 is a good example of what I’m talking about. The bait resembles the common spinnerbait except for the fact that it has two blades attached via their own wires. In this example by Bomber, the blade arms actually rotated and as the bait would fall, the arms would ride up due to friction. Then when the bait was pulled, the arms would collapse back down and ride like a normal spinnerbait. [Read more…]