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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:26 PM
i have been adding lead to my spokes.poplar lures.but i cant find anything about adding lead in the back of a torpedo lure.i carved out a few from poplar.
do any of you like to weight the back end on this kind of lure?thanks
Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:59 AM
I have made a few of those type of baits. Like most cranks, its a matter of experimenting till you are happy and it works for that bait. I have used nail weights in the past. Drill a hole the same size and add little bits of the weight till you are happy with the way it floats or its action. Epoxy over everything, sand smooth and paint as normal. It worked for me.
Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:09 PM
By torpedo lure, you mean something like a tiny torpedo prop bait? On mine, I place the lead in the belly about the mid point of the plug. Mine sit verticle in the water with the nose sticking out. The extra lead makes for longer casts and helps keep the plug from spinning. Too little lead and the prop with cause the plug to spin on retrieve.
Posted 31 December 2005 - 09:45 AM
Nail weights or insert weights are lead weights that resemble a finishing nail. They are typically used to weight soft plastics like flukes. I use them because they are quick and easy, you could make your own if you wanted. I believe Lunker City makes them, but I'm sure there are other brands. The last I bought came from Bass Pro. Hope this helps.
Posted 01 January 2006 - 01:14 AM
that helps allot.i was only on lunkercity one time.but saved it to my favorites.thanks guys.
i have been using ribbed finishing nails on my plastics.they hold up ok.