I don't think guys that use spinners on a consistent basis for vertical jigging, crank the handle to engage the bail. They flip the bail by hand. This method is much quicker and eliminates line twist. Allowing the jig to fall freely, without any line tension, will allow the jig to fall as designed when using a spinner. Just the tension of a conventional spool turning affects the fall rate, and thus the action of the lure. Doesn't seem to matter how much 'Super Lube Oil' is applied to the bearings, there is still friction/inertia to overcome. When even the slightest tension is put on the line while falling, the "falling leaf" action is converted to a straight drop, with no action on the lure. This is why it falls faster. It would probably be best stop the lure, lift the rod tip, and let the lure "free fall". johndtuttle can explain it better than I can.