Snap Weight Question

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by pyro261, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. pyro261

    pyro261

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    Can anyone tell me how the dive curve works on baits that naturally dive if you add a snap weight? For example, a #12 deep husky jerk will dive 16' with 100' of line out. A 2oz snap weight will take a lure down ~17-21 feet at 1.5 mph.

    If I added this to a deep husky jerk, do these numbers add together to get it down ~34'?
     
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    i don't think its a direct correlation. But the precision trolling app shows if you use the 50 plus 2 method you will be at 31 ft down. The 50+2 is let 50 ft of line out hook on your 2oz snap then let out another 50 ft to get to your 100 total.
     

  3. Walley Gordo

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    Precision trolling bible says for a 1 oz. snap weight add 33% to the dive curve of lure. So if your bait is diving at 15' divide by 3 (33%) equals 5' and add to 15' your bait would be at 20'. I would assume that a 2 oz. would be 25' total.
     
  4. pyro261

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    Great thanks. Does this apply to the 50+2 method or do you need to place the weight somewhere else to get the 33%?
     
  5. Walley Gordo

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    It depends what depth your targeting. The bible says let 20' line out snap on weight and let the rest of line out. So that would mean if the bait runs 15' @ 100 ft of line out you would let 20' out snap on weight and let the other 80' out. Under that scenario with 1 oz. puts you at 20' and with 2 oz. puts you at 25' hope that makes sense.
     
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