Thanks for the comments everyone!
JSykes3 - Always think i will sell some but never have. Half the time i give stuff away just so i can make something new and have room in my tackle bag.
All Eyes - You are dead on... willows will give less torque and let you use a larger size blade with a lighter weight head. It is a balancing act to get it just right. When the proportions are right, you can run them fast like a traditional R-Bend spinnerbait and make a BIG wake on the surface, slow roll them OR stop and hop them off the bottom.
The Colorado blades let you run it across the surface at a slower speed too.
Tornwaders & Chippewa - They do make a big profile! I have caught crappie trolling a different smaller version of these out of my kayak. Picture the same thing just with-out the silicone skirt and that is what i was using. Combining the spinner and skirt just came to mind this fall so have not had much a chance to fish these for anything but smallmouth in the river. Here are a couple links for the how to:
Tail Swivel Installation
Put the swivel on and then add on the silicone skirt and finish with the chenille. Put the blade on after you are done... will save you some swearing! This one shows how to do the skirt/chenille:
Jig 'n' Zonk
Keep some scissors with you when you are out fishing. I try to cut the skirt material so it stops right at the swivel, but if it goes too far back when you are reeling it will stop the blade.