Improved weighting of soft plastics

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Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Richard Grave » Wed Jun 12 2019 16:13

Looking for a new way to weight large soft plastics on a corkscrew rig, something that preferably leaves option to change weights and also doesn't enable the lure to rotate on its own axis. Anybody care to share ideas?

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by dropped_run » Wed Jun 12 2019 17:08

https://www.thelurebox.co.uk/collection ... luo-yellow

storm also do a screw system that has a set of weight that slide over the line attachment point.

Savage gear do clip on bombs. Other option is a simple snap link and a leger system if you dont want to be too fancy.

Depends on how much weight you want?
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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by John Milford » Wed Jun 12 2019 18:13

Wilko sell these handy 6g weights. £1 for 12.

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by alan behenna » Wed Jun 12 2019 18:18

Richard Grave wrote:
Looking for a new way to weight large soft plastics on a corkscrew rig, something that preferably leaves option to change weights and also doesn't enable the lure to rotate on its own axis. Anybody care to share ideas?

It can be done "on-the-fly" by screwing in another corkscrew weight head (of your choice) somewhere under the belly of your LSP (for example). It works.

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Flipflopjoe » Wed Jun 12 2019 20:15

Can’t you just use chebruska weights between the lure and the trace link and change the size of the chebruska to suit !?!

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Slug » Wed Jun 12 2019 20:31

I prefer these diawa screw ins to others I’ve tried
https://www.tackleuk.co.uk/Shop/PikeFis ... gKxwvD_BwE

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Richard Grave » Thu Jun 13 2019 15:31

Have used the chaberushka and storm rip systems and found LSPs can still spin on their axis. Will get some of those screw in weights they look tidy, thinking of trying an ssg or 2 between the trebles to keep it running true

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Mike J » Fri Jun 14 2019 09:22

Your using a stinger hook?

All I do is leave wire a fraction slack and clamp split shot under the belly, simples and the pike dont mind. Clamp as with pliers!


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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Ian Crook » Fri Jun 14 2019 19:00

This is an interesting subject and the answer can be very variable, first you want to decide how you want your lure to fish. If you are happy for the lure to drop head first you can either: 1) use a screw in weighted head and change them to suit the speed of drop (or in a similar way use the Storm RIP changeable weight system); 2) use a Jika style clip on weight attached to the eye, these can also be varied to suit desired sink rate; 3) add a Fastach type weight between the lure and trace, such as Mustad Football fastach or the similar Dragon weights, I absolutely would not recommend traditional Cheburaska weights for targeting pike, there is a real risk of them opening up whilst playing a big fish, or 4) Add a Texas style cone weight to the trace, or Carolina style attached to the line beyond the trace. If you are looking for the lure to run level, you can add screw in dot type weights to the belly, just bear in mind this can affect the body roll of the lure.

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Richard Grave » Sat Jun 15 2019 14:48

Ian, I see quite a few guys using the cheburashka weights, I had the same concerns but just presumed they were safe because of their popularity. Have you ever seen one pull through?

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Daniel » Sat Jun 15 2019 22:14

Richard Grave wrote:
Ian, I see quite a few guys using the cheburashka weights, I had the same concerns but just presumed they were safe because of their popularity. Have you ever seen one pull through?
I've had it happen to me.

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Steve Dennington » Sun Jun 16 2019 06:18

I use the SG corkscrews, with the wire attached to the underside of the head via a split ring. Just take your wire off the split ring, change the head, and reattach the wire to change weights.

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Richard Grave » Sun Jun 16 2019 08:12

Steve, do you ever have trouble with baits spinning using the sg heads? In the past I've used stand up jig heads and that stopped the issue of spinning but obviously there is no little option for changing weights.

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Richard Grave » Sun Jun 16 2019 08:13

Daniel wrote:
Richard Grave wrote:
Ian, I see quite a few guys using the cheburashka weights, I had the same concerns but just presumed they were safe because of their popularity. Have you ever seen one pull through?
I've had it happen to me.
One instance is enough for me not to be using them. Thanks Daniel

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Ian Crook » Sun Jun 16 2019 20:52

Richard Grave wrote:
Ian, I see quite a few guys using the cheburashka weights, I had the same concerns but just presumed they were safe because of their popularity. Have you ever seen one pull through?
Hi Richard, I’ve had them open up pull testing, also heard horror stories from among my EU buddies, they were designed for much smaller fish then pike.

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Re: Improved weighting of soft plastics

Post by Steve Dennington » Sun Jun 16 2019 21:31

Richard Grave wrote:
Steve, do you ever have trouble with baits spinning using the sg heads? In the past I've used stand up jig heads and that stopped the issue of spinning but obviously there is no little option for changing weights.
No, I haven't ever had that problem,. SG get some stick at times, but their corkscrew heads are brilliant for medium/large soft plastics IMO.

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