I love our “crocodile” above all because it really pecks at him really well. At the same time, the bait works perfectly both on uniform wiring and on stepped, and this is very important. “Crocodile” can be driven very slowly, which allows fishing depths of up to 5 m – almost the limit for an average oscillator weighing 20 g. Of course, the correct harness can only be picked up when fishing, but the average version is about this: 6-8 revolutions of the reel and a pause with falling baubles to the bottom. Uniform wiring is much less common. It is useful to introduce twitching elements in both options: a few sharp jerking, as when stripping, for wiring can provoke a passive pike.
On the "crocodile" I had to catch perch, and not in boilers, and exclusively on uniform wiring. Although crocodiles of all colors work, my favorite color is yellow: I consider it more universal. I usually clean the outer side of the spinner to a shine using the abrasive side of the dishwashing sponge, and do not touch the inner surface, leaving it dull.
Senezh is also a product of Saturn. The spinner is a lot like a “crocodile” and also works great in the fall, but the game is less active, which sometimes attracts fish more. I also bought dozens of Senezhs, just in case.
“Protva” – and it was made at the Saturn. Spinner of the original form, I have not seen such a foreign manufacturers. The bait is very catchy, but it works worse in the fall. But on a uniform wiring will give a hundred points to many others. The spinner is relatively light, so I use it at depths of up to 2 m. In my opinion, this is one of our best vibes, but for some reason little-known.
"A spoon". This bauble does not need to be introduced, and rightly so. This is a workhorse that regularly collects pike from depths of up to 3 m, and sometimes even large perch. But I do not like her: he twists the line very much and practically does not work in the fall. However, I have with me constantly.
Atom-2 – according to many, this is the best domestic oscillator. The spinner steadily catches fish on even wiring, works well both at high and low speeds. With fast wiring, in my opinion, it is still better. But in the fall it catches worse than others, and this, in my opinion, is a big minus. In general, this bait is as if “faceless”: it does not require any frills during posting, which probably attracts many. Nevertheless, I always keep a couple of Atoms-2 in a box.
"Storling" is another classic oscillator. And no less classic example of the fact that the bait must be believed. I am ashamed to admit, but I did not succeed. I have a lot of "stroking" from different manufacturers and homemade products. I periodically try them, especially punching depths of more than 5 m. The results are below average, nothing memorable. But I know that many people catch very well. It should be noted that oscillators are not as simple as they might seem. In particular, they are very demanding on the speed of wiring, which is more difficult to pick up than to catch a new minnoshka.
In this very brief review of domestic spinners, I, of course, did not name many models, including very well-known ones. But not because they are bad, I just caught very little with them. Unfortunately, domestic spinners have a number of disadvantages. The first and main one is the different thickness and quality of the metal from which they are made. The spinner with the same name can have a different thickness, which means a game. In Soviet times this was honestly indicated by the inscription on the spoon: "weight 15-30 g." They don’t do it now. At the same time, it is not necessary that a bait made of thin brass is better than a thick stainless steel one.
I have spinners in both versions, which work equally well, but in different conditions, and this is important. Therefore, everything is checked only in practice. The second drawback is disgusting hooks, which must be replaced without fail. But this is not only our manufacturers sin. In general, domestic oscillators are no worse and no better than imported ones, but at the same time they have a very attractive price. But from the high price of foreign spinners, both their excellent quality and uniformity of performance result.
"Foreigners" from my arsenal
First of all, these are Americans and Canadians. In these countries, fishing for swinging baits is widespread, which is why many "serious" companies produce them.
Acme’s 14g Wob-L-Rite is simply a unique spinner, and in some ways it’s probably a spinner – perfection. It flies perfectly for its weight, works on a fall and uniform winding at different speeds, and most importantly – catches. And it catches not only small squint, but, despite its small size, quite trophy specimens. In addition, she works great on a perch. Moreover, the size of perches caught on it is often higher than the average. It is a pity that there are no larger spinners of this model. Although Acme may have done these, but were they unsuccessful?
Gibbs Croc is a Canadian crocodile. Good spinner, works both on the winding and on the fall. I have this model weighing 28 g – a specialist in depth: it is necessary at depths of more than 3 m.
Williams' Wabler is a great spinner, really expensive. But it's worth it. Works great on the winding and no worse, and sometimes even better, in the fall. A good example of a high-quality product: judging by the look, the spinner simply has to break into a corkscrew, but instead it fluctuates rhythmically at different speeds. This is common to all Williams. These spinners are made of thin metal, so they are quite "burdock" and fly poorly, but in shallow water there are few alternatives.
The most famous European fans are doing in Finland: Kuusamo’s “professors” and the like are deservedly popular. But it so happened that my experience of fishing with these spinners is very small. And of course, the "Chinese." The company "New Era" has several hesitations, which are not very similar, however. Honestly, I would never have bought one, but somehow my friend pulled out a snag on which this bauble hung. The day was completely cool, and at some point he decided to try the find. To his great surprise, I got two little things, small, but nonetheless. And on subsequent fishing, this shaker appeared to be from the best side. Among the trophies were perch and pike for 5 kg. Moreover, on hackneyed ponds near Moscow. After such examples, the spinner firmly entered my arsenal. And more than once fired, as a rule, on the most cool days. The game of this small compact spinner weighing 20 g is kind of sluggish, but it works both on the winding and on the fall. As the main one, I rarely use it, but as a reserve player, it is indispensable.
I usually use oscillators at depths of up to 5 m. You can catch even deeper, but the fishing efficiency is somewhat reduced, in any case, inferior to the jig. Unfortunately, oscillators are very hooky and even in the middle snag collect everything that is possible, especially when wiring a step. True, they quite easily “fight off” snags, but for this it is necessary to put the boat above the hook, which is not always convenient. Of course, you can, and sometimes you need to catch it over the snag, but the fish does not always respond to such posting. Therefore, I catch more iron in relatively clean places. When fishing in shallow water, some of the female whales show one more strength: they fall onto the water with a characteristic plop, which undoubtedly attracts a predator.
On rare fishing, it turns out to use only oscillators. If you catch on the edge and watering, it is much more efficient to alternate them with a classic jig, foam rubber or rubber. Recently, most often I first probed the bottom with a jig if the place is unfamiliar, and then floated the iron. Often a fish immediately takes a jig, and then I naturally catch it. And after the termination of the bite, I try the oscillators and almost always have a few more bites. Moreover, as a rule, in the fall of the spinners.
Oscillator is an excellent scout, especially when you need to catch a large water area, devoid of a noticeable bottom topography. At the same time, I repeat that oscillators in no way replace our favorite twisters, vibration tails and foam rubber. Just in some cases, they organically complement them, or even surpass them in efficiency. At least, my experience allows me to speak. Of course, I could write only about those models of oscillating baubles, which I caught and which I know well. Perhaps my observations will cause a desire to take a closer look at these simple and at the same time complex lures.
author Alexey BARINOV