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Old 03-21-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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Quick question about weighting Nikes.

I'm planning on turning a few Nike's today and I'm curious as where I should be weighting them at. I'm planning on making mine anywhere from 4"-5" long. I've did some searching through old forums and I've come to the conclusion that they should be tail weighted, however I will be using screw eyes so I wont be able to use a direct tail weight. How should this plug sit when it's in the water? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:03 PM   #2
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My small ones take a .1 and my.large a .2 behind the belly hook and right before the taper to the tail. i find the key being that the line ties just touches the water
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:47 PM   #3
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My small ones take a .1 and my.large a .2 behind the belly hook and right before the taper to the tail. i find the key being that the line ties just touches the water
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.1 as in 1/10 of an ounce? and do you add any tail weight or just the belly weight?
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.1 as in 1/10 of an ounce? and do you add any tail weight or just the belly weight?
Currently my body and Lip shape doesnt require it, however i know some of the originals did. The smaller ones had a .1oz in the tail and the larger ones had a .2oz this is in addition to the belly weight.

I found by adding tail weight it killed the action.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:59 PM   #5
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To the original poster:

You cant make a plug you dont own. How are you going to know its got the right action? Im of the opinion that you need to see an originals action so you can then Go from there.

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You cant make a plug you dont own. How are you going to know its got the right action?
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I own several, and have been fortunate to have swam originals and replicas.
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