Last fall, we modified the design of the blades on our OG spinners. This modification removed the clevis attachment and created a self-aligning blade. In addition, we modified the rudder design.
When I tested the new blades in our test tank, the action looked good.
Next up was a test on Rock Lake last winter--and the results were solid. But, I wanted to make sure that this wasn't a one-off.
To help with this effort, I enlisted several serious fishermen in western Washington state. One of them, Dennis K., ran several tests for us. Below is his most recent report as well as photos of the results:
I’ve fished Riffe Lake twice in the last week and enjoyed essentially equal success with each of the Old Goat spinners you’ve provided. This most recent trip I had a friend run a couple just to make sure it wasn’t just my mojo catching fish and it isn’t. They performed well for him likewise. We targeted landlocked Coho but invariably end up catch many of the plentiful trout the lake is stocked with. I’m attaching photos of the Coho I kept this last trip, fishtailing as whole fish, then filleted and finally smoked.
It’s been a pleasure trying these out for you and I’ll spread the word in the West!
Dennis: We really appreciate your help in running the tests and reporting the results!
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.