TJP

weights in top waters ...

6 posts in this topic

Hey there Guys , first , thanks for all the help :yay:

I'm going to make a try at "WEE-GULL" (misspelled for legal reasons !!) type top waters, can anyone help me with where to place some weight ??

Thanks again !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The original Weagle was made of hard maple I believe which is quite heavy and wouldn't allow for a weight....I know I painted a number of them for customers. If you wanted to make a topwater out of a lighter wood, you can weight it with a small weight just back from the front and another just forward of the very back. Or, you can put one weight about two inches from the back, this is how a spook is weighted.

RM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks a bunch Riverman, The blanks I'm using are kinda light so I want to give them a little extra something !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try weighting one and then test it...see if it will walk for you. If so, don't overdue it with the clear or you have yourself a glider instead of a topwater. Oh one other thing, make sure you put a water sealer on the wood first before testing it........the weight of the water soaking into the wood will ruin your test otherwise.

jed v.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now