Sebile's New Soft Weight System

Sebile's New Soft Weight System
Sebile's New Soft Weight System

The SEBILE Soft Weight System was voted the winner of the Best Accessory / Terminal Tackle award for 2010 at EFTTEX in Valencia, Spain.

The Soft Weight System comes in 1/0 to 6/0 hook sizes and can be used with many kinds or brands of soft plastics, whether worms, grubs, lizards, frogs, crawdads, swimbaits or soft jerkbaits. Of course they are awesome with SEBILE's Magic Swimmer Soft, Stick Shadd Hollow and A.T. Worm.

The custom-designed hooks are strong, ultra-sharp, and made to the highest precision Japanese hook standards.

The soft weights feature a Tungsten gum rubber style construction so that they can be easily added, repositioned on the hook shank or removed to make on-the-water adjustments to fishing conditions. The weights are reusable and made of environmentally friendly material.

Adding or removing weights helps with casting on windy versus calm days and the number of weights used affects depth, sink rate and so on.

Don't neglect to study the effect that adding or removing weights has on the action and movement of a bait as well. For example, using the Magic Swimmer Soft 130 with two soft weights toward the front of the hook shank, you achieve a tighter, faster side-to-side wiggle that ripples down the swimbait's body from head to tail. This presents a more alert, normal baitfish movement, and is along the lines of how a slow-sinking Magic Swimmer hardbait swims.

Using the Magic Swimmer Soft 130 with four soft weights positioned on the wider part of the shank - so underneath the Magic Swimmer's belly, you get a wider, rolling action which kicks the tail out further to each side as it swims. This presents a more disoriented, struggling movement of a baitfish in a bit of trouble, hustling along in a more distressed manner than normal. This is somewhat similar to how a fast-sinking Magic Swimmer hardbait hustles.

So adding or removing weights will help you to fine-tune the action and movements of soft lures.

Not only how many but where you position the weights on the hook shank also gives a lure different falling and swimming actions:

Weight-forward positioning. Enables the angler to impart some interesting actions and makes the bait a little more responsive to twitches and jerks.

  • Weight-forward also tends to penetrate and drop down through thick grass or brush more easily.
  • Weight-back positioning. Proves invaluable for swimming lures steadily on the retrieve or to maximize the action of a horizontal falling lure.
  • Weight-inside positioning. Tends to produce a dying baitfish effect and is often desirable for dead-drifting or deadsticking a lure.

MSRP: Soft Weight System 1/0 $7.75, 2/0 $8.00, 3/0 $8.40, 4/0 $8.75, 5/0 $9.50, 6/0 $10.75

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