Bass Pro Shops XPS Hook Weights
These weights are genious! I crimp these on most of my swimbait hooks and depending on where you crimp them on the hook depends on how the bait falls. You can crimp them near the hook eye and the bait will fall nose down. If you crimp them in the middle of the hook the bait will fall horizontally. If you crimp them towards the bend of the hook your bait will fall tail first. It all depends on what action you are trying to impart. These are especially good on the Zoom toad hooks 38-423-944-00 crimped near the top of the hook so the frog can fall nose first into holes into the milfoil. Highly recommended!!! Good Product BPS!!!
March 6, 2009
wow, I just cut the cost of my hooks in half! I used to use expensive wighted hooks with a barb in front for finesse wormin', but they're about $2.00 EACH! Now I just Texas rig the worm without a bullet weight, put a small red glass bead in front of a larger one (for clikin', and weedlesness) and clamp one of these weights precisely where I want it on the hook (usually at the bend to promote a flat drop), and it works out to about .30 cents a rig!
December 8, 2008
the product looks cheap but it works, i guess thats all that matters.
March 21, 2011
Great in situations
You need a little added weight to get your plastic down or to make your swimbait stay upright, these will do it. Different weights for different situations.
I can only think of two downfalls with these, and those are, once on a worm hook, you can't really get your plastic back off over the weight. If a fish tears up your plastic and you need to rehook it, you need to remove the weight, which brings me to my next downfall, they do not come off all that easy.
I recommend these, for sure, but I also recommend that if you put one of these on, and do not want it permanent, attach it to the hook gingerly. Then if you need to get it back off, I have had luck by taking my fishing pliers and squeezing the weight from the side.
July 1, 2010