Bolton is a big fan of using a trailer on his spinnerbaits for adding bulk and increasing the size of the bait’s profile, especially in deep-water applications where visibility is limited.
“When you get down there in 15 to 25 feet of water there isn’t a whole lot of light penetration,” he says. “That’s where I like some sort of ribbon-tail trailer about 3 1/2 to 4 inches long. They aren’t near as easy to find as they used to be, but you can bite down a worm if you need to. A Zoom U-Tail is a good one.”
One of his favorites for shallow water is a Zoom Fat Albert grub. In clearer water where speed is important, he likes a split-tail trailer.