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belly weights ?

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I have read that most of you install your belly weights before final shaping . How in the world do you acomplish this on round/ fat boddied baits?

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The way to do it is just the opposite. Shape the body and then drill and install the weight.

Skeeter

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fishpork, I think what you read is that some people drill their belly hole before doing the final shaping, which helps them to get the hole centered properly and serves as a "landmark" in evenly shaping the bait.

If you do that, you may still have to go back and add some depth to the hole after taking off some material.

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I'm with SKEETER ! My center of weight is found in the beginning as I center and pre ballance the whole lure but now I'm working the solid wood lures not balsa or the plastics.

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I am new to lure making and would like to know how to decide how much belly weight to use .

I have made a wood lure 8" long and 2" wide and 1" thick tapered to tail . For Muskies .

Thank you

Muskie Mark

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