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#1 durden1086

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Posted May 30 2011 - 8:51 AM

has anyone loaded lures before to make them heavier?
I am looking to load some storm mag thundersticks.

Is there a limit besides volume to how much you can load a lure? will you sacrifice the swim profile if you add too much weight?



#2 BassAsssassin

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Posted May 30 2011 - 10:37 AM

Id like some more info on this too would be great stufff...

I was talking to my buddy he was playing with different CC amounts of water, sumtimes good and sometimes bad. I wanna load some bombers and rapalas I have.



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Posted May 30 2011 - 8:15 PM

I took a 7" yellow bomber and just added 2.5oz of #5 shot and sealed it up with foam-in-a-can.
ill see how it holds up when its done drying. total weight of 4.06oz
hopefully it does not change the swim profile too much. I do expect a bit deeper retrieve.



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Posted May 30 2011 - 9:19 PM

I load bombers all the time. Get a very small drill bit, drill a hole in the side of whatever your loading. Use a 10cc syringe and fill with the desired amount of water you want (i usually use 7-10cc). Get some 2 part epoxy at wal mart or something and apply a small tab to the hole, let dry and you have a loaded bomber. You can do this with lead shot (as mentioned) and some people use oil for bouyancy, good luck, hope this helps.


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#5 Fishalicious

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Posted May 31 2011 - 3:20 PM

... total weight of 4.06oz...
hopefully it does not change the swim profile too much.


Are you kidding? :laugh:


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#6 Pete F

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Posted May 31 2011 - 3:33 PM

I took a 7" yellow bomber and just added 2.5oz of #5 shot and sealed it up with foam-in-a-can.
ill see how it holds up when its done drying. total weight of 4.06oz
hopefully it does not change the swim profile too much. I do expect a bit deeper retrieve.


I think it might swim like a rock.
but just think of it as a college credit, only way cheaper.


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Posted May 31 2011 - 8:05 PM

... total weight of 4.06oz...
hopefully it does not change the swim profile too much.


Are you kidding? :laugh:


amazing advice. dont run your suck in this thread.

As for the actual test, well... I should have checked my knots before i did the test cast today. I mad a 4.06oz contribution to the sediment in Lake Lillanoah today. I will try again later and will actually take pictures and post the process i used
I have access to a material called hysol, which I can use to create a larger spoon if need to be to maintain the proper swim profile.
this is like college but cheaper!



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Posted May 31 2011 - 8:18 PM

Small drill????? heat a tin piece of metal and send er in it will go through the plug like hot butter 5 min epoxy or jb weld to close the hole up what to put in the plug is everyones opinion some like more some like less its all preference if anyone tells you other its all BS its time to ruin a few plugs to see what you and the fisk like . There are no shortcuts on loading plugs .My bagis full of plugs with different loads for different situations!



#9 Pete F

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Posted May 31 2011 - 8:29 PM

I'd start with a quarter oz and move up from there.


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Posted June 01 2011 - 7:34 AM

Yes- I'd agree with slowly increasing the weight and test swimming. A good start might be to going with a beefed up hook arrangement on those plugs.



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Posted June 01 2011 - 10:20 AM

I took a 7" yellow bomber and just added 2.5oz of #5 shot and sealed it up with foam-in-a-can.
ill see how it holds up when its done drying. total weight of 4.06oz
hopefully it does not change the swim profile too much. I do expect a bit deeper retrieve.


In effect, what you have now is a fast-sink needlefish. ;)


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