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Posted 09 February 2004 - 09:02 AM
Anyone know what the purpose of the ball bearing that is lodged in the lip of the Cotton Cordell Wally Diver? Is it there to add weight to the lure.
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What is the purpose of this ball bearing
Posted 09 February 2004 - 11:12 AM
The ball bearing is there for weight but it also influences the action. I took one out once and the lure didn't have the same action. You can do the same to deep divers by putting suspend dots one on top of the other (2 or 3) at the tip of the diving bill.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 11:55 PM
The main reason for the weight is to cause the lure to sit at a more severe angle in the water so that it will dive quicker. As was said, it also effects the action of the lure. The best way to do this is to put the weight in the chest of the lure. However, if it is a plastic lure, then this would be an easy way to do this. The reason I don't like weighting a lure this way is because it causes a bait to roll back and forth as it wiggles. It really cuts down on the way the lure emitts vibrations. Bagley did this similiar thing years ago by putting the weight on the lip under the line tie. When they started chest weighting Bagley lures here in North Carolina about 15 yrs ago, this was Bagley's way of doing it without more drilling in the lure. It didn't last long. The best way to do this is chest weighting.