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Crankbait Weight

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How exactly is the best way and place to put weights into a homemade wooden crankbait? Also, what is the best thing to use for weights?

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I my opinion the best place to put the weight is at the lowest part of the curve in the belly. You can start by using worm weights. Use epoxy to hold it in place.

Skeeter

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Skeeter is absolutely right on with this one. Every bait that I make, that is the exact location I place the weight location. I have experimented alot with placing it more foward or behind this point and the baits did not perform all that well. Stick with this advice from Skeeter and you will not be disappointed with the results

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I absolutely concur with Skeeter and BlackJack. I have been using 1/8 ounce barrel weights on some of my white cedar lures. I tirm off just a smidg'n on the length, drill out the center hole of the weight and run my eye-screw, or is that screw-eye, through the weight and into the body of the lure. I predrill a pilot hole for the screw in the lure body and enlarge the hole at the bottom of the belly of the lure for the weight. Add epoxy, insert the weight and screw in the eye. I have found that using a cupped washer between the weight and the eye makes for a neater job, at least for me.

bill

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