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kb and belly weights
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:24 PM
kb here talking about the baits ,belly not mine i made this bait last year and it done real well for me but not in this color the weight is correct, the bill is correct it has a tight wiggle just what i wanted the problem it is to large for the smallmout bass in my lake so i have made a couple more patterns smaller in size is there any way of knowing the correct weight or do i go with the trial and error. way here is the bait cut in half wanted to see what it looked like kb
Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:51 PM
If it works well now, don't fool with it. I've had 2lb smallies hit a BBZ1 floater, which is about 10" long.
P.S. Send me those dang "oversized" baits if you don't want them. )
Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:52 PM
KB, the closest I can get is by float testing the new design and adjusting it's ballast so that it sits in the water to the same relative depth as the original. I finish one bait complete except for the ballast, hang hooks on it, then hang solder or lead wire on the belly treble until I get what I want. Weigh it on a digital scale. That makes it repeatable. Interesting design!
Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:59 PM
Thanks Bob that is a very good tip, trial and error has wasted more than a few baits for me.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 07:14 PM
kb here: i double that thanks kb
Posted 13 December 2007 - 11:38 PM
Kb, I would cut the original weight by 1/3 and make a trial bait with that.