Welcome to Lip Ripper Lures, the Home of the Whiskey LR-1 spinner. The Whiskey LR-1 trolling spinner is originally designed to target returning Chinook (king) salmon in the estuarine intertidal environment. The LR-1 also has promise to be an effective, slow trolled, Lake trout, (Mackinaw), and Muskie spinner capable of doing battle with the the largest fish. This time proven, large bladed spinner features the Whiskey LR-1 ultra-mag, "deep cupped", blade punched from a proprietary tooled die. Made from solid brass or copper stock, this thin gauged, (.019"), blade measures 3.25" L x 2.25" W. Whiskey LR-1 proprietary blade design is similar to the Colorado/Backmore style blades. They are rounded and produce some of the most vibration and lift of any blade in the world of spinners. Because of their inherent design, they allow you to fish more slowly than other blade shapes. They are the best choice for fishing in shallow, near-shore waters. The additional vibration is important too when fishing stained water or low-light conditions where fish use their sense of "feel" to locate prey, more than their sense of sight. The combination of gauge, size and deep cup produces an unparalleled "thump" when trolled at speeds of 1.4-1.8 mph, 120-130 "thumps" per minute. These same characteristics also result in an effortless blade start-up and a lively "flutter" upon the fall, such as experienced during an inside trolling turn.
All components of the Whiskey LR-1 have been selected for compatibility and high quality; from the stainless barrel swivel and .040" dia stainless shaft to the Gamakatsu hooks. The LR-1 is offered in two hook configurations both manufactured by Gamakatsu USA,TM. a 5/0 Treble and a 6/0 Single Siwash. The 5/0 treble has a gape that measures just less than 5/8", while the 6/0 siwash has a gape of just less than 7/8". Both hooks are easily adapted to CNR status with barbs that easily pinch down with a good set of pliers. All spinner models are constructed with a "complimentary-colored" latex skirt for increased contrast, silhouette and action. The overall length of this "balanced" spinner measures approximately 8.75".
In the words of one Guide friend regarding this spinner ...." it just pisses them off"
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