what kind of weight do you use with this lure
I was wondering what kind of weight to use with this lure. Tungsten, or lead and if tungsten, what color weight would you use for the red bug color?
asked 6 years, 7 months ago
on Zoom Ultravibe Speed Worm - 5-3/4''
Either a 1/8 or 1/4 ounce black screw in bullet works best for me . I prefer lead because the diameter matches up with the bait.
answered 4 years ago
- New Bloomfield, Pa.
Lead...Black, texas style rig
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
- Tallahassee, Fl
These worms cast well with their own weight but when i used weight is was always a 1/16 oz Tungsten. I place this weight in front of a glow in the dark beads and propeller combination. This really allowed me to use the worm through out the water column with a count down technique. I always used red tungsten for red bug color.
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answered 4 years, 6 months ago
1/8 oz either black or red. Just to fish on the bottom. Most of the time I don't use a weight because I like to fish it around and through Lilly Pads. Tungsten weights are good because of the smaller size.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
I just use a regular lead, 1/8th ounce bullet weight and I pretty much keep that same setup, unless the fish are close to the surface. In that case, I lose the weight and twitch the worm across the surface with a steady retrieve.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
- Raceland, LA
Try it weightless , similiar to Senko action on the fall when weightless - Tight Lines
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
- Southwest Florida
I don't think color matters on a drop shot rig. Lead is ok for me.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
That depends on what depth your trying to fish them at. If your using them in shallow water, i.e. 3-4ft or less then use a 1/16 or 1/8 ounce, whichever you can effectively cast. For these light weights I wouldnt pay the extra money to use a tungsten weight. I only use tungsten when going up to 3/8 or 1/2 ounce. In certain situations like gin clear water I do believe that the gray shiny metal of a standard lead weight can catch a gleam and spook fish so I usually paint my weights flat black. In tungsten, if your that nuts about it you can buy the new colored weights and try to match it up with the color or plastic that you are using, but the guy next to you who is just using black will probably catch just as many fish.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
- MS South
We use lead. We have caught several big bass 8 to10 pounds on Carolina Rigs using 1 oz. egg sinkers. Try dipping the tail with Spike-it Chartreuse with garlic.
lead black my favorite colors junebug ,green pumpkin,black saphire
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
I use a small nail in the back makes it fall flat. You can also Texas Rig it with any weight you need to get it to the bottom. I also cut the tail off and fish it wacky style because of the slow fall
answered 6 years, 4 months ago