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Lure Weights?

Postby TommyG » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:06 am

Just got some Bill Lewis rattle traps, the 1/4 oz. come in at 11g.? The 1/8 oz. are 5g. Also noticed some of my small sq. bills that are supposed to be 1/4oz. are 9-11g. My scale is not perfect but a 1/4oz. tungsten weight is 7g. so not that far off.
Anyone else???

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Re: Lure Weights?

Postby fishballer06 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:50 am

Most crankbait weights are the weight of the bait prior to adding the hardware and hooks to them.

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Re: Lure Weights?

Postby TommyG » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:01 am

Thanks, that would explain why a medium rod loads so well!!!

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Re: Lure Weights?

Postby QUAKEnSHAKE » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:18 pm

TommyG wrote:Just got some Bill Lewis rattle traps, the 1/4 oz. come in at 11g.? The 1/8 oz. are 5g. Also noticed some of my small sq. bills that are supposed to be 1/4oz. are 9-11g. My scale is not perfect but a 1/4oz. tungsten weight is 7g. so not that far off.
Anyone else???


it wont copy over very well but if really interested it can be figured out, grams is the first number ounces after. All weighed on calibrated certified scale.
WEIGHTS




SOFT PLASTICS grams ounces

FAT IKA 10.91 0.384

PALM TREE 11.149 0.3932

SENKO 3" 3.868 0.1364

SENKO 4" 7.146 0.25206

SENKO 5" 10.323 0.36413

SENKO 6" 16.346 0.57658

FLAPPIN HOG 12.526 0.4418

DAMIKI HYDRA 4" 12.18 0.429

DAMIKI HYDRA 3" 7.093 0.2502

BPS STIK-O 3" 3.485 0.12292

HAVOC FLAT DAWG 5" 7.574 0.26716

JACKALL RHYTHM WAVE 3. 6.772 0.23887

KEITECK S.C. STICK 5" 11.468 0.40452

KEITECH S.C. STCIK 4.5" 5.808 0.20487

KEITECH S.C.TUBE 4.25" 13.525 0.47715

MEGABASS HAZEDONG 4.2" 7.674 0.27070

KEITECH LEECH 3" 1.367 0.4825

KEITECH SWING IMPACT 2" 0.923

4" 4.706 0.166

KEITECH FAT IMPACT 3.8" 8.418 0.29693

4.3" 10.583 0.37330

4.8" 12.906 0.45525

KEITECH EASY SHINER 2" 0.994 0.03505

Kickerfish 8.094 0.28550

MEGASTRIKE MEGA STICK 9.178 0.32374

NORIES SPOONTAIL SHAD 5" 10.679 0.37669

SK CAFFEINE SHAD 7.736 0.27287

SK 7" Finesse worm 5.532 0.1951

SK RT ANACONDA 10" 14.504 0.5116

SK RT 10" THUMPER 15.368 0.54205

SK Coffee Tube 3.5" 6.936 0.2446oz

4.5" 11.021 0.3887oz

Rage Baby Craw 3.653 0.1288oz

Rage Rage Chunk 4.942 0.1743oz

Rage Toad 15.412 0.5436oz

Rage Shad 13.487 0.4757oz

Rage Swimmer 8.66 0.30547

Reaction Strike 6.84 0.24127

ROBOWORM FAT 6" 5.522 0.19475

YUM DINGER 5" 8.637 0.30466

YUM DINGER 4" 6.525 0.23005

YUM Tube 4" 10.798 0.3808oz

ZOOM SUPER FLUKE 8.485 0.29925

ZOOM TRICK WORM 5.451 0.19227

ZMAN TRD 2.75" 3.913-4.331 0.1380-0.1527

ZMAN BIG TRD 6.540-6.644 0.23070

ZMAN ZINKERZ 9.823-9.290



FROGS grams ounces

FLIP 'N' THE BIRD 15.46 0.544

IOBEE FROG 15.46 0.54535

DAHLBERG FROG 16.32 0.5757

SPRO GREEN TREE 17.037 0.60095

SPRO MIDNIGHT BLACK 15.187 0.5357

SPRO POPPER LEOPARD 13.952 0.49215

KOPPERS GREEN FROG 18.653 0.65795

KOPPERS BROWN FROG 19.211 0.67765

KOPPERS 2 1/4" 13.237 0.46692

KOPPERS 1 3/4" 7.521 0.26529

KVD SEXY FROG 15.742 0.55528

NORIES NF60 16.512 0.58244

BOOYAH PAD CRASHER 15.273 0.53875

BOOYAH PAD CRASHER JR 0.31085

RIVER2SEA BULLY WA 55 11.061 0.39025

RIVER2SEA BULLY WA 55 11.517 0.40625

RIVER2SEA SPIT 14.404 0.50810




LIPLESS CRANKS grams ounces

KOPPERS LT CRAWFISH 1/2 15.395 0.54295

XCALIBER XR75 23.21 0.8187

XR75 22.888 0.80735

XR50 5/8 16.657 0.58755

XR50 5/8 16.802 0.5927

XR50 REAL GILL 5/8 17.05 0.60145

SPRO ARUKA SHAD JR 3/8 10.806 0.3812

SPRO ARUKA SHAD 75 22.033 0.77715

STR KING RES 3/4 24.649 0.86945

SK RES 1/2 17.469 0.6162

SK RES 1/2 17.038 0.60255

SK RES 1/2 17.063 0.60185

SK RES 1/2 17.18 0.6061

RAP RPR-6 1/2 14.95 0.52735

RAP RPR-6 5/16 8.939 0.31535

RAP RPR-6 14.938 0.52685

RAP CNR-6 13.75 0.4851

RAP CNR-6 13.696 0.4831

RAP RATTLIN RAP 15.546 0.54835

YZ RATTL N VIBE 5/8 16.927 0.5971




CRANKBAITS grams ounces

SK BITSY MINO BABY BASS 2.336 0.0823

SK BM FIRE TIGER 2.371 0.0836

SK BM GHOST 2.388 0.0842

SK BM GIZZARD SHAD 2.35 0.0829

SK BM TENNESEE SHAD 2.44 0.0862

RAP MFR-3 FIRETIGER 4.29 0.1513

RAP MFR-3 FIRETIGER 4.109 0.14494

RAP MFR-3 OLIVE GREEN 3.958 0.13961

RAP MFR-3 CRAWDAD 4.002 0.14116

RAP ULC-3 SILVER BLUE 4.294 0.1514

RAP DT-10 BLUEGILL 3/5 16.267 0.5738

BOMBER B04 FOXY SHAD 5.907 0.2083

REB S TEENY R TEN SHAD 3.844 0.1356

REB FROG-R LEOPARD 9.02 0.318

BOMBER B04 FOXY SHAD 5.907 0.2083

KVD 1.0 BLK BK CHART 7.38 0.26

KVD 1.5 SEXY SHAD 11.412 0.40255

KVD 1.5 BLUEGILL 11.703 0.41275

KVD 2.5 BLK BK CHART 18.346 0.64715

MAT KINCHOU CRO SHI 1/4 6.629 0.2338

STM ARASHI FLAT 7 7/16 12.572 0.44345

STM ARASHI SQR 3I 1/2 14.393 0.5077

STM ARASHI SQR 5 5/8 19.719 0.6956




SPINNERBAITS grams ounces

BYH PND MAGIC CRAW 3/16 9.757 0.34415

SK ROCKET SHAD CHAR 12.447 0.43905

SK RS CHAR/ORANGE 1/4 6.83 0.2409

SK REYE MINI KING 1/8 7.523 0.2653

TRMNTR STAINLES WHT 3/8 19.524 0.68865

WAR EAGLE WHT GD 3/4 23.75 0.83775

WAR EAGLE WHT-CHAR 3/8 19.919 0.70265

R2S WHOPPER PLOPPER 130 33.339 1.17699


JIGHEADS ZMAN SHROOMS
1/20 1.669 0.05890
1/10 3.740 0.13195
1/5 5.399 0.19045

CASTING PLUGS
1/4 7.326 0.25845
3/8 10.328 0.36430
1/2 13.913 0.49080

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Re: Lure Weights?

Postby TommyG » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:49 am

WOW!! Thanks QuakenShake, that is some fine work right there. I'm finding I can use 1 rod instead of packing 2 for a lot of stuff.

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Re: Lure Weights?

Postby BlaineFred » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:27 am

This is a copy of a thread that I started tow years ago in April 2015

I have not checked for agreements, At that time, my wife was a research scientist at a medical school lab, and she did the weighing on a scale in the lab.

One point that interested me was the weight of the Z Man TRD , a popular NED bait. As shown below, the TRD at 2.75 inches actually weighs more than a 3-inch Senko. The TRD mst be loaded with salt.
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[b]Plastic Bait Weights – April 10, 2015

The baits were weighed on a very accurate scale in a medical research lab of a major university.

Senko – 4 inch................. 7.30 grams…….0.257 oz
Senko – 3 inch................. 3.86 g…………...0.136
Fat Senko – 3 inch............. 5.37 g………… .0.189

Z-Man Finesse TRD 2.75 inch.....4.60 g…………...0.162

Bass Pro Shops 4 ¼ Stik-O-Worm 7.37 g…………...0.260
Zoom Magnum Finesse 9.32 g…………...0.329
Keitech Salty Core Stick 5.5 in. 11.24 g…… ..0.396

Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper 12.9 g…………..0.455
Reaction Innovations Little Dipper 6.38 g…………..0.225

NetBait Paca Craw................. 12.0 g…………..0.423

Keitech Swing Impact Fat 3.8 inch...8.52 g…………..0.301
Keitech Swing Impact 3.5 inch...3.25 g…………..0.115

Reaction Innov. Sweet Beaver 4.2....10.92 g…………0.385

Havo Pit Boss 4 inch...............10.94 g…………0.386

Mann’s StingRay Grub 4-inch.......7.58 g…………..0.267

Gambler Ugly Otter 4 inch.........10.16 g…………........0.358

Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Worm........7.4 g ………….........0.261

Berkley Power Worm 7 inch........ 5.45 g …………........0.192

Strike King Flip-N-Tube 4.5 inch... 10.5 g…………........0.370
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The following lures were weighed in 2012 and posted here at
viewtopic.php?f=51&t=42748
Repeated here for easy reference.

5-inch Senko .................................... 0.39 oz
5-inch WaveWorm Tiki Stick.................. 0.28
5-inch Yum Dinger.............................. 0.30

5 3/8-inch Bass Pro Stik-o-Worm ............. 0.38 oz

4-inch Senko..................................... 0.26 oz
4-inch Bass Pro Stik-o-Worm.................. 0.25
4-inch Kinami Flash............................ 0.26
4 ¼ -inch Bass Pro Stik-o-Worm.............. 0.27

6-inch Senko..................................... 0.59 oz
6-inch Bass Pro Stik-o-Worm.................. 0.45

Reaction Innov. 3.5 Smallie Beaver.......... 0.21 oz
Reaction Innov. 4.2 Sweet Beaver........... 0.40

Zoom Baby Brush Hog .......................... 0.24 oz
Zoom 8-inch Lizard............................. 0.36
Zoom Horny Toad............................... 0.45
Zoom 5-inch Finesse Worm.................... 0.16

Berkley 7-inch Power Worm................... 0.19

Paca Craw....................................... 0.41 oz
Berkley Crazy Legs Chigger Craw............ 0.32[/b]

Note that a few baits like the 4-inch Senko and the Smallie Beaver were weighed on both occasions. Thus was done deliberately just to check on the continuity. There was some rounding that accounts for the differences, and there are some small difference like 0.01 oz. The small weight difference could also be accounted for by the differences in the salt content.

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Re: Lure Weights?

Postby BlaineFred » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:55 am

Just a spot check comparison between the two sets of lure weights...

5-inch Senko Quake = 0.3614 oz and BlaineFred = 0.39

4-inch Senko Quake = 0.251 oz and BlaineFred = 0.257

3-inch Senko Quake = 0.1364 oz and BlaineFred = 0.136

There are small differences. I attribute the differences to the lure weights themselves, not differences in the scales.

Plastic lures are loaded with salt to provide weight, and some of the same lures may get a little more salt than others.

Thus two 5-inch Senkos out of the same bag may have slightly different weighs.

So much for lure weights. Hey, it's now time to get on with the rest of my life.


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