There are tons of ways to boot zander, but the traditional spinner or livebait harness probably makes up as many as any other. Their simplicity, ability to cover water, and ease of use only add to its popularity. Spinners are often viewed and certainly can be a simple, pointless rig, but disassembling each component and choosing the best for today’s water clarity, depth, and fishing behavior can make the spinner rig an even more effective tool for catching pikeperch.
Today’s woods are not only made of metal like Bait-Fish Image woods, but Northland Tackle’s polycarbonate butterfly blades have revolutionized spinner harnesses that can now be dragged very slowly while giving off an incomparable vibration. Blades are just one important component as hooks, beads, floats, and even plastics help create straps that pikeperch cannot withstand.
The sheer tackle volume in boats has increased today and the components for spinner / livebait leaders have definitely contributed to this. For reasons of space, storage in your boat is important. Prime pikeperch days are usually not quiet days, so blades and hooks often move freely in stowaways, affecting their color and finish. Storage has evolved from plastic bags to stowaways that not only organize all the components, but above all protect them from movement and moisture. stowaways, in which partitions can be placed close together, prevent unwanted harmful movements. Perforated and moisture-wicking partitions allow air to move around and draw in moisture that could lead to rust.
Northland Tackle does an incredible job of incorporating preferred components for most pikeperch-inhabited waters. Complete harnesses with a variety of hook combinations, colors and sizes of blades and even floats have made Northland Tackle Spinners a “go-to” in every zander fisherman’s arsenal. If you’re looking to tie your own, the right components in terms of water clarity, depth, structure and fish behavior will no doubt add more pikeperch to your net.