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Pikie Nose Weight

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Anyone tried this? Pieces of tail weight used on the front rather than the rear of a plug. Pieces of 1oz work, the 1.5oz weights are too fat to still accomadate the lip.

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Puck

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That is how Creek Chub Bait Co did their pikies. Down sides are that you have to be dead on with your drilling to make it work right and it is much harder to adjust the amount of lead to make it swim right while testing. 

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Through hole is 5/32 (long bit I got from M&D) so I used a step bit that starts at 1/8 and goes up in 1/32 steps and marked it at the 3/8 step. Then carefully used a 3/8 bit and kept checking to see how long a piece of tail weight I needed. Sealed/primed/painted/epoxied then the weight/wire/lip were epoxied in. 2.6oz 6" Pikie that floats nicely nose down and has a nice S-turn on a retrieve. Lot of work but all fun I am 69/retired and fishing the Ditch since 1966. Make it down from Canada now twice a year June and Sept. Your MerryPlugmas post elsewhere resulted in my first turns in 2009 (never used a lathe before) and my first Striper on my own Danny at the East end of the Ditch that year. A Big Thank You for starting me on this obsession.

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Puck

PS Pic below is my wife's clothesline these days

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Glad that I could get you started in this obsession. Real cool that you have been catching on your own stuff for a while. A great feeling. Good use of that clothesline too :D

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