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Old 03-11-2010, 08:49 PM
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I just started turning plugs on a friend of mines lathe, I was just wondering where there correct spots to weight them and how much weight to use. I made a 5-1/4" swimmer, 3-1/2" swimmer, and an 8" pikie. I've never built plugs before, just need a little advice. Thanks
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:02 PM
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These are just very general guidelines, too many factors involved to say specifically where you should put the weight, if any, but here goes:
- The Pikie gets a chin weight, that is, weight between the front hook hole and the lip, generally a pretty liberal dose of lead.
- The swimmers, generally, if they get lead, is close to the center of the mass of the plug....many plugs are thicker in the front, and narrower in the tail, the center of mass would wind up being somewhere forward of the actual center of the plug.

Only time and testing will tell you where the best combination of lip/shape/hooks and weights will be.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:27 PM
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These are just very general guidelines, too many factors involved to say specifically where you should put the weight, if any, but here goes:
- The Pikie gets a chin weight, that is, weight between the front hook hole and the lip, generally a pretty liberal dose of lead.
- The swimmers, generally, if they get lead, is close to the center of the mass of the plug....many plugs are thicker in the front, and narrower in the tail, the center of mass would wind up being somewhere forward of the actual center of the plug.

Only time and testing will tell you where the best combination of lip/shape/hooks and weights will be.
nice advice, I did learn some today to
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: plug weight

Tail up, nose down, like a pike, weight in the chin
Swimmers generally get a slug at the pivot point of the plug
Darters get a bit in the tail to help with casting ability and to help create a more variable action.
Obviously poppers and pencils get it all in the tail.

But the #1 rule is - that there is no set in stone rule.
Feel free to experiment and come up with ideas that are different from the rest of the pack.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:05 PM
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"Obviously poppers and pencils get it all in the tail." Ha funny just like Zimno

with a bunch of my poppers I also stick some lead in the belly(underside center) as I found this help keep it upright in the water. I also do the same with bottles.
But otherwise I pretty much do what Sudsy said
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very funny chuckie... i just saw this..
perhaps it's as funny as this?
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