Being that I started using baitcast reels to cast lighter baits. I thought it would be a good idea to weigh my various trout baits to see how they measure up. The lower limit on my ultralight reels is just under 1/16 oz, or 1.8g. Knowing the true weight of these baits gives me a better idea of how much braking force I may need; more brakes for the really light stuff and less for the rest. For those that don't know, 1/16 oz = 1.8g and 1/8 oz = 3.5g. Some of these baits weigh more than what's on the package, some are less, and some are spot on. First, we have a 1/8 Little Cleo. As you can see, it measures more than 3.5g. I have a bunch of these and all measured between 4g and 4.4g. Lots of weight variation in these guys. Next up, we have the Panther Martin in 1/16. These are another bait that are pretty inconsistent with weights. Among the ones I have, the lightest was 2g and the heaviest 2.6g. That's pretty substantial. Next up is a 1/8 Rooster Tail. I own many of these in both the 1/8 and 1/16 weights and they are by far the most consistent. Every single 1/8 Rooster Tail I own measures 3.5g to 3.6g and every 1/16 I own consistently weighs 1.8 to 1.9g. Good job Worden. Next is a bait that's quickly becoming a favorite for me, the Eurotackle Z-Viber. These are tiny lipless crankbaits that work well either casting and retrieving or jigging. They're tiny little guys that are supposed to weigh 1/16, but all 5 of mine weigh less by a wee bit. And finally, my favorite tiny crankbait, the Yo-Zuri Snap Bean. These are also killer for trout and very consistent in weight. All 4 of those that I own come in right around 1.8g, just as the package says. As we can see, some baits can have inconsistent weights. Maybe some of those I had were made on a Monday or Friday, or companies like Acme and Panther Martin weigh their products differently. Maybe Panther Martin only weighs the body itself not including the spinner, hook, and wire. Maybe Acme just weighs the spoon blank sans hook and split rings. Who knows, but it was an interesting experiment. In the end, I'd rather a lure weigh a little more than it's rating than less. No wonder those Little Cleos can cast a mile.