The concept of a "fly rod spinnerbait" is not new. I first saw the concept in the Deke Meyer's book, "Hot Bass Flies." I was intrigued, but I never pursued the idea. Flash forward to a few weeks ago, and I decided it was time to play with the concept. Falling into a rut is easy, and lately I found that I was only fishing balanced minnows when I was crappie fishing. There's not too much horribly wrong with that, because the balanced minnow is a serious fish-producer, but sometimes showing the fish something different can pay off. Multiple variations were attempted and tested, and this is the (most likely) final draft version I have started tying. The fly casts easily on a 4wt, keels well in the water, doesn't spin/roll, and has an appropriate sink rate for where I am fishing.