Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
kbarnes027, Fxrspud 12, Bryce Everest, gclarkla, ToasterWEyes
106343 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 86893
hopalong 78788
Pilothawk 75537
JDavis7873® 67385
John175 ® 65708
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 58852
Tritonman 57701
LoneStarSon® 53688
SkeeterRonnie 53096
facebook
Forum Stats
106343 Members
61 Forums
811691 Topics
10247617 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11946312 - 11/22/16 10:12 AM Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs
Tom Redington Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/06/05
Posts: 1749
Loc: Royse City, TX
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).

_________________________
FLW Tour Pro
www.TomRedington.com
Tom on Facebook
Tom on Twitter

Top
#11946340 - 11/22/16 10:24 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
Bass&More Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 8921
Loc: Jack County
cheersgood stuff thanks for sharing peep

Top
#11946408 - 11/22/16 11:13 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8568
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Great tip Tom. I've just about went broke trying to buy every size and every weight hook they make!

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

Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 175
Loc: Tx
good tip

Top
#11946452 - 11/22/16 11:39 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
BigBassB Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 342
Loc: Van Alstyne
Nice. Im going to try this. Thanks
_________________________
McKinney Bass Club

BASS ADDICTION
.·.

Top
#11946460 - 11/22/16 11:43 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
Bruce Allen Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2090
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
thank you Tom. Great tip
_________________________
Lake Fork Anglers
Faze 4 Bass Anglers
Hard Core..Major League Fishing format
www.bassfin.com/

Lake Fork Sportsman's Association
www.lakeforksa.com/

Contact me to schedule the LFSA Live Release Boat for your Lake Fork tournaments.






Top
#11946598 - 11/22/16 01:18 PM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
Connor S Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 418
Loc: TEXAS
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Great tip. Thanks
_________________________
I say we fish 5 days a week and work 2.
Gruene River Custom Rods
grueneriverrods@gmail.com
Tight Lines! <><

Top
#11946882 - 11/22/16 04:35 PM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2004
Loc: texas
So the weight doesn't change the action of the swim bait even with a twitch motion?
_________________________
"Sometimes there just aren't enough rocks"
Forest Gump

Top
#11946921 - 11/22/16 05:10 PM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
ETBA Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 1232
Loc: Garland, TX
I use lead golf tape and wrap around the hook to achieve the desired sink rate
_________________________
Swimbaits Only.

Top
#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
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 4723
Loc: Rockwall, Tejas
this works to, just slide the weight right on the hook. Tom's idea seems to be a little more discreet though




Edited by nate king (11/22/16 09:32 PM)
_________________________
sponsored by Photo Bucket LLC

Originally Posted By: Anchorman
I'm thinking Nate is probably right.

Top
#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
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/06/05
Posts: 1749
Loc: Royse City, TX
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.
_________________________
FLW Tour Pro
www.TomRedington.com
Tom on Facebook
Tom on Twitter

Top
#11947778 - 11/23/16 08:32 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
Tjbev13 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/03/15
Posts: 180
Great tip!

Top
#11947903 - 11/23/16 09:42 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
Bayou Burner Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3537
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
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!

Top
#11947920 - 11/23/16 09:50 AM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 5434
Loc: FORK
[img]http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/pics...83352fa843d_172[/img]

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.
_________________________
www.XciteBaits.com
www.Daiwa.com


Top
#11954272 - 11/27/16 10:15 PM Re: Tip: How to make a weighted swimbait hook in 5 secs [Re: Tom Redington]
The Tackle Smith AKA Late4lake Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/07/05
Posts: 6794
Loc: Cypress, TX
Great tip
_________________________


Thank you,
Shawn Smith

Cypress, TX
Reel Repair & cleaning
Super Tuning

Boat Alarms
Duckett rods
Duckett reels
Dobyns rods

www.thetacklesmith.com

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide