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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Fishing Tackle And Gear Related Discussions » 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads

1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads

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1 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads on Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:24 pm

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Modified a Do-it "Style 9" leadhead mold to make these

Relocated the hook eye to the front of the head to help keep the kelp and grass from wrapping on the front of the head.
Also helps from snagging in the rocks

This is the mold after machining
I set up the mold to use a 3/0 Mustad ultra point hook
1st cavity on the right and 4th from right
I fill the old eye area with red high temp rtv silicone
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3/8oz. cavity
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1/4oz. cavity
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This is the mold with the high temp silicone filler and mold release spray applied
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This is the pin that creates the weedguard hole
I epoxy the guard in after powder coating and oven curing
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1/4oz and 3/8oz head and 3" big hammer
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Have not done so yet, but probably can use light wire hooks for the light line guys

2 Re: 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads on Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:54 pm

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Looks sweet. Loving the placement of the eye

3 Re: 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:05 pm

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I agree I like the placement of the eye, they look great!

4 Re: 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:27 pm

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I think the placement is great. imho that head will drag the bottom in a better position than say, the bh one, plus the profile looks better to...Nice work IN2DEEP.. Thumbs Up

5 Re: 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:45 pm

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I like the new location of the of hook eye as well but the only thing I dont is where shank is on the 1/4-3/8oz. if it was more center it would fit the bait better

6 Re: 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:57 pm

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miller wrote:I like the new location of the of hook eye as well but the only thing I dont is where shank is on the 1/4-3/8oz. if it was more center it would fit the bait better

OOps, didn't notice that...you can thread the bait on there to compensate for the offset of the shank.. Wink

7 Re: 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:26 pm

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yeah true unless your like me and very picky on how it fits overall.

8 Re: 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:55 pm

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miller wrote:I like the new location of the of hook eye as well but the only thing I dont is where shank is on the 1/4-3/8oz. if it was more center it would fit the bait better
I didn't notice that until you pointed it out
I guess you're not interested in ever using these then

9 Re: 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:40 pm

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@IN2DEEP wrote:
miller wrote:I like the new location of the of hook eye as well but the only thing I dont is where shank is on the 1/4-3/8oz. if it was more center it would fit the bait better
I didn't notice that until you pointed it out
I guess you're not interested in ever using these then

how do they fit ?
dose the head line up the body correctly with hook in the right location.

Just seeing how the head is in the picture is not always the same as seeing it in person and seeing it on bait you know. I have picked up alot of heads over the years that look good at good price but once on the bait it just never fit correctly you know.

10 Re: 1/4oz & 3/8oz Weedless Swimbait Leadheads on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:53 pm

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There's a pic of the complete set up here
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