Here is the selection of old salmon spinners and devons that were given to me by my grandfather many years ago. Some are still in use today, such as the weighted wooden devons and even pieces of copper were shaped and polished to spin and flutter and catch salmon. Definitely the most successful spinner in the group was the Golden Sprat, it was actually a fish with a lead core going through it and then heavily varnished. This accounted for many salmon especially in the early months of February and March as being weighted it would fish near the bottom where the springers were. There was some rivalry between anglers as to who made the best Golden Sprats and as you can see these having been made by my grandfather could be fished tomorrow with a touch up of epoxy and i'd bet that they would catch salmon even now. Actually i have talked myself into a bet, i will fish them on the Lee during open season and we will see if they can work their magic once more.