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Adding Weight

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by triton175, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. triton175

    triton175 STX 206 Viper

    I have a 6 inch "grandma" type minnow bait that won't run right. On the advice of VC1111 I trimmed the lip and moved the line tie from the lip to the nose. This helped, but it's still not right.
    Upon further examination of the bait that I was mimicing, I noticed that it had a rattling weight in the lower, forward section behind the head.
    So I figured I had a weight issue. I took the bait to the water and experimented. I found that replacing the forward treble with 1/4 oz weight makes it swim perfectly.
    So now I need to add weight to this bait. How do I do it? I assume it will be part of the construction stage, but I need some details so I don't screw up too many more. Any ideas?

  2. Look at the post by vc111 “weighting wood baits” posted 1-02-2008

    For the one that is finished – take a ¼ oz egg sinker, cut a slot in it with your dremel and crimp it on to the shaft of your treble. Won’t look great but it should run ok and the fish won’t care ….

  3. triton175

    triton175 STX 206 Viper

    Thanks socdad, that's exactly what I was looking for!