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Question on weighting hooks

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Has anybody tried wrapping soldering wire to add weight to worm hooks or crankbait hooks and if so, how well did it work? With crankbaits or jerk baits, did it affect lure action at all?

Thanks in advance

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Not soldering wire, but someone makes small lead dots or strips with a sticky tape on one side. I put some one a super spook to get the back to sit a little lower. I'm sure Gander or Cabela's has them. Weighted dots or something like that. I go the strips though then I cut em.

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Storm makes the dots and strips. Maybe cold water was a factor, but I had trouble getting them to stay on for any extended period of time. I'm mainly interested in weighting floating jerk baits to get them to suspend. I'll probably try the soldering wire since it could potentially be used on worm and swim bait hooks too. If it doesn't mess up lure action, it seems like it would be a good thing to have in the tackle box.

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I also just use suspend dots for hard baits, but I have wrapped wire around the hook shank of my floating frogs before and also on spinnerbaits to get them down deeper.

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Hiya -

Soldering wire on the hooks is something we used to do to Suicks back in the day - works ok actually.

For bass-size crankbaits you can use the Storm dots or strips, which work pretty well. There's also some stuff called Larva Lace that you can get either as lead tape or wire, or as soft, moldable paste kind of stuff you can form around a hook shank. It's originally made for fly fisherman, and it's pretty handy. Awesome stuff for tuning jerkbaits that don't quite suspend right.

I think there's even Tungsten tape now, but that's probably on the pricey side...

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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