AmericanStriper

Incorrect weights on Storm Wildeye Shad

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I got some Storm Wildeye Shad soft plastic swimbaits. I noticed that the weights were off than as described on the packaging. The 3 inch ones says 1/4 oz, but says 10 grams. And the 4 inch says 7/16 oz, but says 25 grams. Problem is, 1/4 oz does not equal 10 grams, and 7/16 oz does not equal 25 grams. 

 

The 3 inch actually weigh more at 3/8 oz (9.5 g) and 4 inch weigh actually weigh a little more than 3/4 oz, at 0.8 oz (23 g). So, the labeled weights in grams is more accurate than the ones in ounces.

 

The lengths are also a little short, but by only 1-2 cm. 

 

The website also display the incorrect weights in ounces. Anyone notice this weight difference? 

 

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40 mins ago, t_man7 said:

It says JIG WEIGHT, not overall weight.  They're measuring the amount of lead, and weight of the hook; excluding the body.

That still doesn’t make sense considering the body is molded around the weight. The weight on the package should include the entire lure because all the parts are being sold together as one.

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Lure packaging has always been wrong as far back as I can remember and more importantly the "identical" products inside the incorrectly marked packaging vary in weight from each other too

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4in Storm shad, overall, and jig weight.  Both grams and ounces, 0.4oz is what the jig weight is, being fairly close I’d say to the labeled 7/16oz (0.4375oz).

 

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16 hours ago, AmericanStriper said:

Correct. The weight in grams is more accurate than in ounces. Beside, the said weight in ounces don't match with grams when converted.

 

I am going to say that the weight in ounces reflects only the jighead weight.

 

The weight in grams reflects the overall lure weight.

 

I don't know why that is, but I imagine that it has to do with how Americans select their jigs vs how people in other countries select lure weight.

 

I fish jigs a lot and the only thing I worry about is the jighead weight. If I ever used Wildeye Shads I would only care about the weight of the jighead, not the weight of the plastic.

 

If Storm's listed weights are that troubling, don't use them. There are far better swim bait options out there anyway.

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Weights & measurement conversions  get rounded up & down all the time .... been going on forever.

 

Just fish it...

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