carpholeo

Floating baits

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16lb foam is what a lot of lure designers are using. The foam comes in various weights, 2lb, 4lb, 8lb and 16lb. This refers to how much a cubic foot of the cured foam weighs in pounds. The higher the pounds the higher the strength and hardness. Most on this web site reccomend 16lb.

A cubic foot of water, if my calcs are correct is around 62lbs. So the density of the 16lb is roughly one quarter of water, this makes it similar to balsa wood, only much stronger! Good stuff indeed.

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Balsa has a "reference density" of 11.2 lb/cu ft and basswood is around 20 lb, so 16 lb foam is pretty bouyant.

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