Swirleybird Spinners

Bill Vanderford's World Famous Swirleybird Spinners

Super - productive Swirleybird Spinner will catch almost every species of fresh and saltwater fish

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Fishing Lure
P O Box 1222
Lawrenceville GA 30046
770-289-1543 - voice
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Bill's Swirleybird Spinner has the perfect size, imitates baitfish well, casts easily, and maintains its attractive qualities from the time it hits the water until the end of the retrieve. These attributes make this lure especially good for anglers of all ages and skill levels in most parts of the world, for almost any fish, and at anytime of the year.

While most fishermen are still out chunking their bulky hardware in the wrong places, the thinking fisherman can use a “secret lure?that is far more appealing to the finicky bass. It is called a “Swirleybird" and it was originally designed to catch post-spawn bass.

Though many small artificial baits found in good fishing shops will fool a few bass during the post spawn period, the Swirleybird can be deadly. It has the perfect size, imitates the baitfish well, casts easily, and maintains its attracting qualities from the time it hits the water until the end of the retrieve. Despite its post spawn beginnings, the Swirleybird has proven to be one of the most consistent artificial lures in the world for almost any species of fish in fresh or saltwater. Therefore, we now produce these unique lures in seven sizes from the tiny fly rod size (1/32 ounce) to the larger Striper/Saltwater version (3/8 ounce) in order to cover everybody's needs.

These lures are made in three different colors, but that doesn't seem to be the deciding factor to the fish. Usually discovering the proper speed is far more important. This can be accomplished by varying the retrieve until the bass start to strike, then continue to duplicate that action.

Light spinning or fly fishing tackle combined with high-visibility four to eight pound test Stren line helps an angler see the strikes better, and allows the lighter lures to be presented properly. The largest sizes can be easily cast with a bait casting outfit, and because of the built in swivel, can be worked much faster with a larger blade. Even with these revelations, however, actually catching lots of fish is never an easy accomplishment. It’s still may be necessary to make hundreds of casts and cover plenty of shoreline, boat docks, blown down trees, or rocky points in a day’s time to fill the livewell with a decent catch of fish. Nevertheless, this lure and method can be much more productive than any other lure under almost any conditions!

I bought some Swirleybirds from you this fall to give for Christmas presents to my family back in Idaho.  Well, when I went back there for Christmas we took them out ice fishing on Salmon Falls reservoir on the Idaho Nevada border.  Of course we had all our traditional equipment with us as well but the moon wasn't lined up right or something because that stuff wasn't working.  But I bet you can guess what was.  When nothing else was going off, the jigging swirly birds were. 

It was still a slow day but they definitely had more action that anything else did. I probably went a half a dozen time this last 3 weeks and they worked every time with the same results.  I even found that it was well worth my time to gig it in a hole that already had a worm or something in it and it would trigger a bit on the worm.  This is an awesome piece of fishing tackle.

Also, I took it once to a smaller river that feeds into the Snake River where the fish are big and hard to catch.  It is a fun fly fishing spot but this time of year they predominately feed on the bottom.  My dad was chasing them with nymphs.  He didn't catch any more fish than I did with the Swirleybirds.  I landed one really nice one out of there in the hour that we had to fish there.

I know that you know these lures work but I just thought I would share how much fun my dad and I had with them this Christmas.  Thanks for making a quality product.

Best wishes,
Troy Jaques

 newaSuper Swirleybird Set

This all new set combines the Pro Set with the Saltwater/Striper Set.

It has the 1/8th ounce from the Pro Set and the 3/16th ounce from the Saltwaterr/Striper Set....both with swivels and larger blades. It makes a great gift for any angler at $30.00 plus shipping!

Pro Series Swirleybird

Due to many requests by professional anglers, we have decided to introduce the New Pro Series Swirleybird for 2009. This new series will only be sold in complete sets of 3 1/8th ounce lures and 3 3/16th ounce lures in a personal tackle box. Each of the lures is now equipped with a swivel to reduce line twist, larger blades, and larger hooks to handle the bigger bass. The set will sell for $30.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling. 

Original Swirleybirds still available at only $5.00 each!

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Flyrod Sized Swirleybirds $5.00 each

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"This Swirleybird really works!"
Super Striper/Saltwater Series Swirleybird $7.00 each

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Swirleybird Combo Sets


Striper/Saltwater Series Swirleybird

  • 3 new 1/4oz. lures with larger blade and built-in swivel


    3 new 3/8oz. Swirleybirds with larger blades, built-in swivels, and larger hooks

    We have done extensive testing with these new lures in freshwater and saltwater and found them to be extremely good for striped bass and most aggressive saltwater species on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and throughout the Florida Keys.

    Super Striper/Saltwater Series


    6-piece set only $40.00


New Flyrod Light Spinning Set_small

Flyrod Light Spinning Set

  • 3 1/32 oz. flyrod sized lures


  • 3 1/8 oz. Original Swirleybirds

6  piece set only $25.00



6 original Swirleybirds PLUS 6 Striper Series Swirleybirds shipped in a handy tackle box. 

$60.00 per set of 12

I caught 32 today by myself.  One was 18" and weighed over 3 pounds.  Caught the big fish shallow, under the back of a dock on a Swirleybird.  Nobody was catching fish like I was, so the "Vanderford" pattern is the ticket!  

~ Bassndawg (Robert Rone)

Cheaper by the Dozen!