national distributor of fishing, hunting and other tackle Cabela’s is offering Colorado spinner blades
with large holes punched in their tail parts, under the trade mark Vib-Orado. There are controversies in respect of this
innovation. Some American anglers say that spinners and other lures equipped with
the Cabela’s Vib-Orado blades are better than usuals,
especially when fishing for walleye, Stizostedion
vitreum, while others see no differences.
In our field
experiments, we tested spinners with the intact and perforated blades in the
Mepps Aglia spinners #2, 4,5 gr with the perforated and blank glo white blades were used
in these experiments. In some lures, marked AP, 6 mm diameter holes were
ideally cut in the tail parts of the blades (Fig.1). In the other lures, marked
AB, 6 mm grey spots were glued instead of holes on the convex side of the blades.
Figure 1. Mepps Aglia original spinner with the perforated blade
tested in the evening twilight and night when fishing for zander, Stizostedion lucioperca, in the same
manner that was described previously for zander and sabrefish:
sum, we found no reliable evidence that zander prefer spinners with the
perforated blades (Student’s t-test). Note, under the daylight, fish could visually
percieve the hole in the blade as an attractive flashing spot in comparison
with the blank blade.