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Should manufacturers mark weight on leadheads?

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Wow. 

 

Some pretty tech tech tips here 

 

I just mark them on top with slashes and dots, like I do with most of my plugs. 

 

Slash= 1 oz

dot = 1/4 oz

 

I don’t need anything more accurate than that. 

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I think manufacturers should start by getting the weight right ... if you weigh a one once jig it can range greatly among brands. Purity of lead contributes but not the only issue. YES weight should be molded in. 

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13 hours ago, Southcoastphil said:

Wow. 

 

Some pretty tech tech tips here 

 

I just mark them on top with slashes and dots, like I do with most of my plugs. 

 

Slash= 1 oz

dot = 1/4 oz

 

I don’t need anything more accurate than that. 

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4CBAC006-7DCA-452F-8087-EB5486B1460E.jpeg

I like this

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53 mins ago, 914surf said:

I like this

It couldn't be much simpler.  I used to use Sharpie markers, but I found that the marks smeared easily (even after I'd let them dry for an hour or more) when I applied the top coat of Hard as Nails clear polish.  

 

Now I use "Paint Markers".  Let the marks dry for an hour or so, then gently apply a single thin coat of nail polish, then another in 15 minutes.

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On 12/5/2018 at 10:06 PM, Southcoastphil said:

Wow. 

 

Some pretty tech tech tips here 

 

I just mark them on top with slashes and dots, like I do with most of my plugs. 

 

Slash= 1 oz

dot = 1/4 oz

 

I don’t need anything more accurate than that. 

552379E4-3DDD-4C0C-BFF3-E716CDCAAA3B.jpeg

4CBAC006-7DCA-452F-8087-EB5486B1460E.jpeg

Great idea and simple! What are you using to mark them? Nail polish?

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The molded head is just the beginning. Different metals, different hooks, fullness/sparseness of the tie, and different trailer resistance all factor in not only the total weight but the way the lure will react while in the water.

 

If I mark my jigs at all it's to tell me which ones have rattles or UV paint.

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34 mins ago, Ed Z said:

Great idea and simple! What are you using to mark them? Nail polish?

 

On 12/6/2018 at 0:18 PM, Southcoastphil said:

It couldn't be much simpler.  I used to use Sharpie markers, but I found that the marks smeared easily (even after I'd let them dry for an hour or more) when I applied the top coat of Hard as Nails clear polish.  

 

Now I use "Paint Markers".  Let the marks dry for an hour or so, then gently apply a single thin coat of nail polish, then another in 15 minutes.

 

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