French blade vs Inline blade. When to use each.

Both French and Inline spinner blades rely on the 'flash', vibration and sound produced by the spinning blade to attract the fish; however, their approach differs slightly, making each spinning blade ideal in certain situations. Use the guidelines below to help identify the best spinner blade to use, helping you maximize your fishing time.


French Blade

The French blade is all about the 'thump'. French blades rotate wider around the wire shaft, producing a louder thump with more intense vibrations; making them ideal for low-light and low visibility conditions (when fish rely more on sound/vibration).

French blades are most effective when fishing during dusk and dawn, in cloudy conditions and in murkier and deeper water where visibility is lower.  


Inline Blade

The Inline blade is all about the 'flash'.  Inline blades rotate tighter to the wire shaft, producing a more intense flash than thump.  This makes Inline blades ideal for bright-light and high visibility conditions (when fish rely more on sight).

Inline blades are most effective when fishing during mid-day hours, in sunny conditions and in clearer and shallower waters where visibility is higher.


In Conclusion

Due to their effectiveness at drawing reactionary strikes, both types of spinner blades belong in your tackle box. Use the guidelines above to help you maximize your fishing time; but remember all fisheries are different, study the fishes reaction to your spinner and adjust as needed.


Did you know that the color of your spinner can effect your success?  For more information check out this article: Brass Spinners vs Nickel Spinners


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