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#11946312 - 11/22/16 10:12 AM Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs
Tom Redington Offline
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Instead of carrying a bunch of different sizes of swimbait hooks in various different weights, I just carry 3/0, 5/0 and 7/0 unweighted swimbait hooks, with a few loose weights and I'm ready for all situations. Also works great for lightly weighting frogs (Fork Frog, horny toads, ribbits, etc) or weighting soft plastic jerkbaits (Hyper Sticks, Magic Shads, fluke and senko type stuff).

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#11946340 - 11/22/16 10:24 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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cheersgood stuff thanks for sharing peep

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#11946408 - 11/22/16 11:13 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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Great tip Tom. I've just about went broke trying to buy every size and every weight hook they make!

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#11946415 - 11/22/16 11:18 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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good tip

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#11946452 - 11/22/16 11:39 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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Nice. Im going to try this. Thanks
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#11946460 - 11/22/16 11:43 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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thank you Tom. Great tip
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#11946598 - 11/22/16 01:18 PM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Great tip. Thanks
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#11946882 - 11/22/16 04:35 PM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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So the weight doesn't change the action of the swim bait even with a twitch motion?
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#11946921 - 11/22/16 05:10 PM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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I use lead golf tape and wrap around the hook to achieve the desired sink rate
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#11947354 - 11/22/16 09:30 PM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
nate king Offline
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this works to, just slide the weight right on the hook. Tom's idea seems to be a little more discreet though




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#11947707 - 11/23/16 07:50 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
Tom Redington Offline
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
So the weight doesn't change the action of the swim bait even with a twitch motion?


If you put a couple 3/8 oz weights on there, certainly would change it at some point. But the little ones don't seem to change the action, often need it to keel baits so they run true instead of rolling up.
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#11947778 - 11/23/16 08:32 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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Great tip!

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#11947903 - 11/23/16 09:42 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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D.O.A. lures makes a "pinch weight" for this situation. http://www.doalures.com/product-p/65-100.htm. You can cut in halves to achieve the weight you want. This is much more efficient though, nice tip Tom!

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#11947920 - 11/23/16 09:50 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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If you pull the rubber out of these and clamp them on the shank, they work well too. They won't go past the hook bend and you can change weights without having to pull your swim bait off the hook so it saves the life per bait too. Just a little pry with a pocket knife and it's off no problems.
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#11954272 - 11/27/16 10:15 PM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
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Great tip
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