Another revolutionary Johnson innovation, the original Beetle Spin. Simple and easy to use for any angler, Johnson's Beetle Spin is the direct ancestor of the spinner grub Virgil Ward first fished over 50 years ago. Features:
Many have tried to imitate it, but there's only one original Beetle Spin
A mainstay lure for pond anglers since the 1950's
Loud, hard vibration caused by cupped blade calls in fish from further away
Beetle bodies offered in the most popular sizes and colors
The Beetle Spin is the first artificial lure I fished with; more than 60 years ago. I use the 32nd ounce for bream and 1/16 for crappie. When they are bedding this is my search lure. I can move fast and switch to live bait when finding them. White is the most used color and black is second. There is no bad color as they all catch fish. Thanks Johnson for many years of enjoyment for my family and me.
Exactly what I wanted everyone needs a few of these in their tackle box. I have been using this bait for many years have not found anything to even come close to the amount of fish this thing will produce.
Have been using these for 2yrs now. Have caught many Bluegill, and other Panfish on the 1/32 oz lures, I even caught a chain pickerel on the 1/32 oz orange w/ black stripes lure weighed about 2.5 - 3 lbs on 8lb mono. Also have the 1/32 oz chartreuse, & white with red dot lures. They are a great value, cheap, and easy to use.
Beetle spins catch a variety of fish. Love them for the Ultra light set up for panfish and bass in the smaller lakes we fish. Even the bigger cats love them. Just caught this nice lil chunky bass on a 1/4 oz, orange black Beetle spin. UL set up, 4 lb line.
1st time I used 1/8 in pond, caught 7 2#+ bass. Used 1/16 and caught bream & bass. Both using black body. All that I've bought, the eye is not painted over like other manufacturers of similar styles of lures.
The 1/4 oz beetlespin is the most versitile and by far most productive bait I've ever used in 40 years of fishing. You can fish deep or shallow and catch every species of fish. You can flatten the spoon and produce a major vibration and which attracts fish in murky water. The vibration and orange color is a great combination.
I have been fishing for years and over looked the Beetle Spin. Finally tried it this spring and glad I did! I've used the 1/16 white w/ red dot and hooked into multiple species over and over. My favorite is the price and simplicity of it because of my 4 and 9 yr olds!
down here in florida we have sever specie, most of which i've caught with a beatle spin. whether it's a largemouth, a peacock, pan fish, or countless cichlid species. This is definitely an amazing lure. I crush a variety of sizes such as 4 lb largemouth bass or 5lb peacocks countless time. idk what species this is targeted to but i use it for almost all species. follow my instagram page to see monsters _teamsharkbait_, under are pictures of some of the fish i've caught with a beatle spin nickel blade, believe it or not
I have been catching bass and panfish on Beetle Spins since I was a kid. Now I use them to catch Mayan cichlids in southwest Florida! Almost weedless/snag free, inexpensive and fish love them. Gold spinner works great down there.
This lure might be overlooked because it is so simple but it is hands-down one of the best lures ever made. It's extremely versatile whether you're fishing lakes ponds rivers and targets so many different species of fish. Your friends might laugh when you try it on but you'll be the one laughing when you're catching all the fish.
I have been using Johnson Beetlespins since I was a child. My family and I were very upset that the 1/2 oz were discontinued for a while. When I found out that they came back I was very excited. I do wish they would make the black with red belly in a 1/2 oz but the black with yellow stripe and yellow with black stripe is great for Large Mouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike.
I have been using the Black and Green 1/4 oz. Beetle spin lure for seven years fishing in Canada for Walleye, Bass and Perch. This year I landed 4 Walleye 6 Bass and 7 perch off of the same lure. I purchased them at Cabela's on sale for .98 cents for a package of 2. I just recently purchased them online from Johnson because the locals Cabela's didn't have them in stock
My dad introduced me to Beetle Spins when I was very young. I ALWAYS keep a few in the tackle box. I have caught more fish with Beetle Spin lures than any other artificial lures combined. I fish mostly the fresh waters of Florida but have been successful with Beetle Spin in Louisiana and Mississippi and well. Change the color of the jackets depending on clarity of water and cloud cover. I have caught panfish (mostly and bass with these extraordinary lures.
Have been giving away these baits at our kid's fishing derbies for the past 25 years. We give away upwards of 600 of them every year and the kids catch fish on them. You cannot fish them wrong. Fast, Medium or slow.....they catch fish. I once won a bass tournament on a Beetle Spin when nothing else would catch fish.
This is THE lure to use if you are trying to catch fish. PERIOD. Avoid the copy cats also, Johnson Beetle Spin out performs them easily. The spinner always works, the jig head hook comes sharp and stays sharp, and the grub/beetle design just flat out catches fish.
Wonderful lure...sometimes I catch 3 or 4 different species on them at each outing. I've even caught catfish on these! It's my "go to" lure when I take my ultralight spinning gear. You could probably use these anywhere between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean...and catch something!