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#1061776 - 04/22/23 09:50 AM [SILVER} or Gold for your hardware???
I'm Still RichG Offline
Fallen Off The Deep End

Registered: 08/16/21
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Which do you prefer in your tackle box???

[SILVER] spoons or Gold spoons???

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/lQ65DpxZrwo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU44bJKVNGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhlFsr4vcYk

The color and reflectivity of your hardware matters... Possibly even the frequency it emits and its conductivity...

I prefer [SILVER] in most conditions of water clarity and flows...

What is your opinion...
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#1061777 - 04/22/23 10:25 AM Re: [SILVER} or Gold for your hardware??? [Re: I'm Still RichG]
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Returning Adult

Registered: 02/15/21
Posts: 256
Hammered Brass, hands down.

Make that a Fat Max, or Steele profile with a single barbless siwash, split rings, and no snap or swivel.

With chrome next, followed by a hammered Brass w Flame stripe as a kicker when things got tuff.

Now I throw ďno spoons ď as there are No Steelhead here that we are allowed to fish for.

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#1061778 - 04/22/23 12:11 PM Re: [SILVER} or Gold for your hardware??? [Re: I'm Still RichG]
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River Nutrients

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 7083
Loc: Olema,California,Planet Earth
For trout in streams I found silver too rainbows and gold took browns. It was almost exclusively so. Never had caught a brown until a friend "use this", a gold Phoebe. Wored like a charm.

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#1061781 - 04/22/23 06:45 PM Re: [SILVER} or Gold for your hardware??? [Re: I'm Still RichG]
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Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 05/12/21
Posts: 193
Loc: Mason County
I use silver plated blades year round. Summer and winter steelhead, spring and fall Chinook, coho, you name it. Has more to do with confidence in my opinion.

Then again, Iíve caught those same fish with the color-bladed Wicked Spinners. Low clear water to dirty water, doesnít matter.

All comes down to confidence for me.


Edited by seabeckraised (04/22/23 07:12 PM)

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#1061782 - 04/23/23 03:40 AM Re: [SILVER} or Gold for your hardware??? [Re: I'm Still RichG]
Lifter99 Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 12/01/18
Posts: 245
50/50 gold/silver spoons for me. Sometimes 50/50 copper/silver.

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#1061785 - 04/23/23 08:40 AM Re: [SILVER} or Gold for your hardware??? [Re: I'm Still RichG]
SpoonFed Offline
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Registered: 01/29/19
Posts: 1473
Gold, hands down. Clear, dirty. Gets it done.

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#1061786 - 04/23/23 09:23 AM Re: [SILVER} or Gold for your hardware??? [Re: seabeckraised]
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Loc: East of Aberdeen, West of Mont...
4/23/2023

Originally Posted By: seabeckraised
Has more to do with confidence in my opinion.


All comes down to confidence for me.



That and open seasons, AND A BITTER!!!!!!

Short story....Early 70's, Satsop River, below the bridges, 2 of us were fishing Winter SH, eggs, corkies, etc. just knew there were fish around. Cast, cast cast....nothing, a guy comes down, watches then asks if he can make a few casts......Sure go ahead, 3 casts, 2 steelhead.....thanks us, long gone........ the "old Flash Glow", in chrome blade.

I never forgot that and a try to never leave a "run", without running a spinner thru before I leave......paid off many times.
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#1061787 - 04/23/23 11:40 AM Re: [SILVER} or Gold for your hardware??? [Re: I'm Still RichG]
Todd Offline
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Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 28159
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
"Copper is proper" wink

Something about steelhead green and a copper spoon, has always treated me right.

Fish on...

Todd
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#1061790 - 04/23/23 04:15 PM Re: [SILVER} or Gold for your hardware??? [Re: DrifterWA]
seabeckraised Offline
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Registered: 05/12/21
Posts: 193
Loc: Mason County
Originally Posted By: DrifterWA
4/23/2023

Originally Posted By: seabeckraised
Has more to do with confidence in my opinion.


All comes down to confidence for me.



That and open seasons, AND A BITTER!!!!!!

Short story....Early 70's, Satsop River, below the bridges, 2 of us were fishing Winter SH, eggs, corkies, etc. just knew there were fish around. Cast, cast cast....nothing, a guy comes down, watches then asks if he can make a few casts......Sure go ahead, 3 casts, 2 steelhead.....thanks us, long gone........ the "old Flash Glow", in chrome blade.

I never forgot that and a try to never leave a "run", without running a spinner thru before I leave......paid off many times.



What Iíd give to have been able to fish in those days.. hit the nail on the head though! Iíll always finish out a run with spinners, backing down plugs, or both. Nothing like throwing the kitchen sink at a juicy looking run for the better part of half an hour with nothing to show for it, then backing down some plugs, and BANG, fish on!

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#1061791 - 04/24/23 08:34 PM Re: [SILVER} or Gold for your hardware??? [Re: I'm Still RichG]
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Registered: 11/08/06
Posts: 2256
Loc: T-Town
Silver for sure. Whether itís green backs or steelhats, they take it to the moon!

LFG!!! beer



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