The Mepps Aglia Spinner – Mandatory for your Tackle Box


Mepps claims they are the Worlds #1 Lure – We would tend to agree with that boast! 

I’m sure every freshwater angler has a Mepps Spinner in their tackle box. When my dad gave me my very first tackle box way back in 1964, the first lure I saw when I opened it up was a brand new #0 spinner just waiting to be munched by some small stream Rainbows. It’s a lure that has never disappointed me.

Invented in 1938, the original Mepps Aglia spinner started to get the attention of Anglers around the United States when Todd Shelton formed his company to import (and later manufacture) the lure.

To quote right from the Mepps website:  

“The classic Mepps Aglia’s “backbone” is its heavy duty stainless steel shaft. Attached to this shaft is a concave oval blade, spinner body and, of course, a hook. The blade can be silver or gold plated, polished brass, copper, or painted with computer age Epoxy.

When drawn through the water, the blade rotates around the shaft creating both flash and vibration. Either will attract fish, but together they become a deadly combination game fish can’t resist. The Aglia is also flashy, decorated with plastic and/or solid brass beads in a wide variety of bright fish-attracting colors. Even the hooks can be a work of art, dressed with hand-tied squirrel or buck tail in a wide variety of colors.”

I couldn’t say if better myself. I will always try a variety of Mepps Spinners literally every time I fish with a spin rod. Personally, I prefer the dressed spinners and will always try a variety of colors and blades. Lately, the double bladed Aglia has been my go to spinner due to the increased flash from the additional blade. If fishing for Pike, these toothy creatures will tend to really chew up the dressed lures and even bend the shaft. For that reason, I will always carry duplicates in my box. I would recommend that you do the same.

Mepps has a great website which you can find here: