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Yo-Zuri Mag Darter - Loading one?

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hey guys - wondering if anyone has loaded a mag darter yet w/ water or BBs like you would a redfin or bomber? going to load a couple of mine this weekend but wanted to see if anyone has done it w/ any success yet before i ruin a $20 lure - if so has the action remained consistent? 

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Does't that have a sliding weigh in it, l wouldn't be putting anything in it. lf the weight does't return to were it's suppose to be after the cast you could louse the action. l have loaded a lot of plugs and have a lot of wall hanger because they don't work any more ,l use the Mag Darter quite often did feel a mead to load it.

 

lf you do it repost as to your finding.

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Does't that have a sliding weigh in it, l wouldn't be putting anything in it. lf the weight does't return to were it's suppose to be after the cast you could louse the action. l have loaded a lot of plugs and have a lot of wall hanger because they don't work any more ,l use the Mag Darter quite often did feel a mead to load it.

 

lf you do it repost as to your finding.

 

yes that is my worry, that loading it will mess up the internal weightings - its such a good lure though would love to be able to throw it with my bigger rods so going to see if i can add some more weight without messing up its action - going to load one and try it out friday night will report back with some fish or wall art. 

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I would say there's no harm in trying, worst case the lure is not that great, best case it works well. Either way it's a learning experience and trying new things and figuring things out for yourself is an important part of being successful in the surf.

 

Also, I wouldn't worry about action, its highly over rated. I've had a lot of success with a bomber loaded with 15-20 bbs. Damn thing would swim on its side but in the right conditions it would catch the hell out of bass.

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Drew C is right, we all know what works out of the box, it's taking that extra steep that sets you apart from the other. l have set some trends in quest for stripbass. on clear sided plugs have loaded them with red transmission gave it a red translucent color, was good when sand worms hatch.

And you could always unload the plug if it,s totally screwed up.

 

l liked that wall art. 

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very good advice guys - especially like the idea of filling a clear one - a red liquid should work very well when bay anchovies are on the menu as well. will report back on monday with my findings. 

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With the weight transfer system inside is there much room left to load ? I hope it works would love it a bit heavier with that same action. Good luck,following along...

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hey Qwik - i loaded it with about 8cc baby oil (doesn't evaporate like water) - but fished a crappy south wind all weekend and had to use my bigger plugs to punch through it - will be back at it as soon as works done this week and conditions looks nice to test it out - will definitely follow up w/ results. 

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A quick question dunker, 8cc enough to fill up mag darter full no?

Does the bearings inside still move back and forth at all?

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yes filled it - but i have not really put it to use yet waiting for more cooperative conditions so i can really watch/ feel how the plug is acting - will report back on monday. 

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