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Top Water plug
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Posted 22 May 2004 - 11:09 AM
Just carved my first topwater plug. Did a water check and it wants to sit just slightly to one side. It looks to be carved even. What is the best way to fix?
Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:06 PM
I have hooks on it but are not glued yet. Just put them to check see how it floats. I didn't put any weight in it because it's a rather small plug and it sits low enough in the water with just the hooks.
Posted 22 May 2004 - 09:04 PM
Depends on alot of things like how small is this lure? Solidwood lures are going to need to be atleast 3.5" depending on the wood type in order to hold weight and float unless your going balsa, or cork. Wood isen't ballanced from the start so when you add weight > don't place it permenently till its ballaced. You should be able to roll the lure over and over and it should sit up right evertime and not lean. Sounds like your not experienced with all the adjustments it will take.I'm able to move my weights befor I set them.(we are talking split shot weights).
Posted 22 May 2004 - 10:33 PM
Another thing to bear in mind is whether or not you have the screw eyes completely centered. If they're out a bit, the lure will not be in balance. Can you post a pic?
Posted 23 May 2004 - 04:32 PM
After you've checked your balance you would have centered your line for the screw eyes and this can all be done in a container of water thats only 2" longer than the lure.Get your balance befor the hooks are placed and if its centered correctly then the hooks will have lil effect and that will be fwd or rear weight problems NOT horizontal. This will demenstrate what OUT2LLunge suggested. It all starts (ballance) befor the hardware is added.