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Wrapping Wire Around Hooks To Increase Weight #13339538 11/12/19 04:44 AM
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Want to add weight to wacky rig hooks. Believe I can do this by wrapping thin wire around the upper portion of the hook - only want about 1/16 oz of weight. Any ideas on what kind or type of bare wire is better for this?

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I use weighted strips. They come in a package of about 50 that have an adhesive backing. They are about 1/16 oz each strip. You twist them around the shank of the hook. They work great on weedless or regular wacky hooks. I wrap as close to the eye not getting in the eye and wrap down.


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Lead wire used for fly tying.

Re: Wrapping Wire Around Hooks To Increase Weight [Re: befuddled] #13339693 11/12/19 01:46 PM
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Re: Wrapping Wire Around Hooks To Increase Weight [Re: befuddled] #13339825 11/12/19 03:19 PM
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Lead tape will work well but I've always used these when I wanted a little weight for a whacky rig. These are awesome because they also have a weed guard. It's the Revenge Flippin Wacker. They come in 4 sizes...1/16, 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4 oz

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Originally Posted by Cast
Solder

This, buy a roll and keep it with your tackle.
I also wrap some of my treble hook shafts to make a bait suspend or go a little deeper or ride deeper on one end or the other.
They also sell lead tape at golf shops, but the solder works best for me.

Re: Wrapping Wire Around Hooks To Increase Weight [Re: Rocky Robison] #13340333 11/12/19 10:02 PM
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been using solder for this for decades. bought it at radio shack...

Re: Wrapping Wire Around Hooks To Increase Weight [Re: befuddled] #13340347 11/12/19 10:14 PM
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I just pinch a split shot on the shank with my needle nose pliers...I keep 1/16 and 1/8th split shot all the time.


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