Angler Innovations

Sure Spin® Bait Fish Helmet 3-Packs

Angler Innovations

Dick's Sure Spin® Bait Fish Helmet  is a bait fish head that delivers a perfect cut plug spin while extending bait life giving perfect presentations in the fish zone.

Used with a variety of bait fish that include herring, anchovies, and sardines, here in the NW, but will give any bait fish sized to the helmet a fish getting roll.

Now fish with downriggers, or at higher trolling speeds, even against currents and tides with confidence. All are UV reactive!  

Listen to this audio clip: Captain John Kirby: An Endorsement 

Now available in 8 sizes and 7 colors, this helmet continues to put more fish in the net.   Beach and jetty casters are taking increased amounts of salmon by casting and retrieving herring like a spinner - even  down rigger trollers  can use plug cut herring with confidence because of increased bait durability!  All colors react to UV light.

Sure Spin provides a correct and durable cut angle throughout the life of the bait. There are many ways to fish and rig a Sure Spin, but most often an out of the package two hook herring rig is the choice. Increasing numbers of anglers use Sure Spin® with an appropriate sized Maruto treble.  Sure Spin is effective fished alone or with your favorite flasher.  Maruto makes an excellent barbed sickle style hook of premium quality and  for the expanding barbless fisheries, use the same  hook in a ridged barbless version we call a Grabber Hook.

Bait fish commonly used with Sure Spin in the NW include herring, sardines, and anchovies.  However any forage fish of a similar body shape will work well.  

Rigging:  bait sizes and grades often vary by supplier, year, and season.   For example if you are using green label herring focus on size Medium and have a few Large in the box as well.  There is typically one to several oversize in a tray of medium or green label herring, the same is often true for all the other size grades.

XXS (double extra small): yellow lable herring (3-3.5" baits)

XS (extra small): for orange label herring (3.5-4" baits)

S (Small): for red label herring (4 - 5" baits)

M (Medium): for green label herring (5 - 6" baits)

L (Large): for big greens and small blue label herring (7 - 8" baits)

XL (Extra Large): for blue label herring (9 - 10" baits)

XXL (double extra large): for big blue and purple label herring (10"+ baits)

3XL (triple extra large): for big purple and black label herring (11"+ baits)

Availability: 3-Pack un-rigged, or single pre-rigged 


Demo by Dick Jacobs:

Angler West TV:

Field Reports, endorsements, and write-ups:

 John Rabey: A Field Report

Paul Lefebvre: A Field Report


Rigging the Sure Spin®

Pre-Tied Leaders and complete Sure Spin Rigs

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