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On 4/13/2019 at 5:07 PM, Catt said:

 

 

There's your answer!

 

I'm not positive about the lipless but they may not consider the BBs for this rattling. 

After viewing this thread I decided to weigh some lures just to see. From what I can tell there isn't really any set weight for Traps, Warpigs and Red Eyes as the weight fluctuates from one to another. 

 

I didn't break out the calibration slug to check my scale for 100% accuracy as I was more or less just looking for consistency. I did weigh each lure multiple times and reset it between weigh ins. 

 

1/2 oz lures stock hooks and rings

Traps were .5994-.6176 oz 3 examples

Warpigs were .7418-.7580 oz 3 examples

Red Eye were .5940-.6170 oz 2 examples

 

I didn't examine the hooks and rings to see if they at least all looked like they were the same.

 

3/4 oz lures 2 stock and 1 modded

Red Eye were .8640-.9076 oz 3 examples.

 

The lightest 3/4 oz Red Eye was gifted to me by A-Jay and he had changed the rings and hooks. The other two had the stock hooks and rings on them still. The heaviest one clearly has slightly larger and beefier looking hooks on it, but they are the stock hooks.

 

I didn't remove the hooks and rings and weigh them or just the actual lures by themselves. 

 

 

 

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On 4/13/2019 at 5:58 PM, WRB said:

Scales that weigh in grams are more accurate then ounces.

No. The precision of a scale is not determined by the unit used. Now if you are saying that you are comparing scales that only displays whole units with no decimals or fractions, then your statement would be correct. Most of today's scales can toggle between units. Or maybe you are right, and we should all get scales that measure in grains or karats... :) 

 

To the OP's question, lures often vary (usually heavier) than labeled. Not an issue in my mind.

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So which weighs most?

 

a. 1/2 - oz. tin sinker

b. 1/2 - oz. lead sinker

c. 1/2 - oz. tungsten sinker

 

Inquiring minds want to know. (And for this discussion we will not consider 1/2 ounce of feathers.)

 

Oh, please let the weather warm up and the rain stop!!!

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I’d rather get hit with a lb of feathers than a lb of lead. 

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20 hours ago, kenmitch said:

After viewing this thread I decided to weigh some lures just to see. From what I can tell there isn't really any set weight for Traps, Warpigs and Red Eyes as the weight fluctuates from one to another. 

 

I didn't break out the calibration slug to check my scale for 100% accuracy as I was more or less just looking for consistency. I did weigh each lure multiple times and reset it between weigh ins. 

 

1/2 oz lures stock hooks and rings

Traps were .5994-.6176 oz 3 examples

Warpigs were .7418-.7580 oz 3 examples

Red Eye were .5940-.6170 oz 2 examples

 

I didn't examine the hooks and rings to see if they at least all looked like they were the same.

 

3/4 oz lures 2 stock and 1 modded

Red Eye were .8640-.9076 oz 3 examples.

 

The lightest 3/4 oz Red Eye was gifted to me by A-Jay and he had changed the rings and hooks. The other two had the stock hooks and rings on them still. The heaviest one clearly has slightly larger and beefier looking hooks on it, but they are the stock hooks.

 

I didn't remove the hooks and rings and weigh them or just the actual lures by themselves. 

 

 

 

I did this too a while back, I had pictures at one time but now I can't find them. The only crankbaits, lipless or otherwise that were at their advertised weight where my Yo-Zuri 3DBs. Jerkbaits, however were almost all dead-on. 

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28 minutes ago, QUAKEnSHAKE said:

 

A constant reminder of how boring VT in the Winter is for a bass fisherman...

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On 4/14/2019 at 11:11 AM, WRB said:

A scale is only as accurate as it's caligrated unit of measure. If that unit of measure is in ounces it may not display smaller units the 1/8 oz, then displayed in smaller of grams for example. 

The OP has his answer and no reason to beat this dead horse.

Tom

Actually, it depends on the quality of the scale and the precision of the measurement. It actually has little to nothing to do with the unit of measure. Logically, a scale made to weigh in single grams will be more accurate than a scale made to weigh single ounces due to their weight in difference, but a scale made to accurately weigh to the nearest thousandth of an ounce is going to be more accurate than a scale to weigh single gram. And with today's digital scales, you can usually weigh in grams or ounces with the press of a button -- and in the end of the day the scale will perform exactly the same.

1 hour ago, webertime said:

A constant reminder of how boring VT in the Winter is for a bass fisherman...

I feel your pain!

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1 hour ago, Boomstick said:

Actually, it depends on the quality of the scale and the precision of the measurement. It actually has little to nothing to do with the unit of measure. Logically, a scale made to weigh in single grams will be more accurate than a scale made to weigh single ounces due to their weight in difference, but a scale made to accurately weigh to the nearest thousandth of an ounce is going to be more accurate than a scale to weigh single gram. And with today's digital scales, you can usually weigh in grams or ounces with the press of a button -- and in the end of the day the scale will perform exactly the same.

I feel your pain!

Before battery powered digital scales we used 4 beam gram scales calibrated to .01 gram. The only deviation was dust, humidity and temperature.  Digital scales rely on a 4 wire bridge memory chip and the power source is critical and batteries are crucial to accuracy.

At the end of the day we are talking about lures in ounces and packaged weight of lures as we use them are inaccurate up to 50%.

Tom

 

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53 minutes ago, WRB said:

At the end of the day we are talking about lures in ounces and packaged weight of lures as we use them are inaccurate up to 50%.

Tom

 

That's my larger point as I don't think it really matters too much if his scale is reading to the hundredths of an ounce.

 

I haven't personally bothered weighing lures, but I've always suspected that a 3/8oz spinnerbait or jig is heavier than a 3/8oz crankbait largely regardless of manufacturer.

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