Flashers & Spoons? in General Discussion Posted February 15, 2016 We successfully use a 8" spin doctor and spoon - usually jr or mini streak for browns and rainbows where we fish in the winter - Lake Jocassee, SC. Much shorter leader 18-24" and usually behind a diver and not the rigger. Usually only one in the spread when we do it. When fishing Lake Michigan we run other things behind the flashers.