How To Add Weight To Soft Plastics Without Changing Your Hook
Do you need an easy solution to adding weight to your soft plastic lures?
Maybe you cannot find the weighted hooks you normally use…
Or you want a quick solution so that you don’t have to completely change your hook…
In this video, you’ll see how to very simply add weight to your lure without having to change out your hook.
Check it out below!
How To Add Weight To Soft Plastics [VIDEO]
Adding weight to your lure can be very handy, especially if you are used to fishing with a certain weighted hook (and have a hard time finding it in stock).
For example, I really like using the Owner Twistlock in a 1/8 oz weight but I may be stuck with a 1/16 oz.
So I can increase the weight with a 1/16 nail weight.
If I’m fishing in windy conditions, deeper water, or I want to slow down my retrieve, I can add a weight that will help in these scenarios.
These nail weights are useful because they won’t affect the action very much of the lure depending on where you place them.
How To Use Nail Weights For Your Soft Plastics
Step 1: Make sure you have your lure already rigged up on the hook that you are using.
Step 2: To insert, go through the top of the head and line it up centered on the lure. Push in the weight at a slight angle so that it does not interfere with the hook or stick out of the top of the lure.
Ideally, I like to place the weight on the front of the lure and as close to the weight that is already on the hook. You don’t want to put it anywhere near the back of the lure or it will ride at an angle. Keep it centered with the lure itself and with the weight on the hook.
The only con is that if you do not insert it properly and have to remove it and re-insert it, you may ruin your lure.
And if you somehow lose your lure, you lose the weight too.
Here are the weights I used in this video:
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