Popper Weights

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by Uncle Russ, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

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    Not that it makes a huge difference, but I got a shipment of Tuna Hunter Juniors in today, as always promptly mailed. I did notice something I did not expect however. The Tuna Hunter Juniors are advertised at 3 1/2 ounce on the website (probably from Strike Pro,) but are labelled as 1 3/4 ounce on the package, and that is their actual weight-only 1/2 of what we see on the various websites. Not complaining--they are great lures.

    So I weighed a full sized Tuna Hunter (on a highly accurate postal scale) and it came out as advertised right at 5 ounces.

    Then I tried some others: I don't own any OTI GT poppers (Oops, I lied: I have one and it weighs exactly 4 ounces.) but I weighed the Goanna, which hit right at its advertised weight of 3 1/2 ounces. But the Wombat, which is alleged to be 4 1/2 ounces, only came in on my scale at 3 3/4 ounce--not a huge difference, but a difference nonetheless.

    The only other popper I weighed was one of Randy's Fisherman Long Pens (I don't fish with this popper--I just keep a couple on my coffee table beside the picture books of Paris hoping someone will ask me and I can tell them that's what my buddy Bertrand Picarda and I use for 90 kilogram GT s in the Indian Ocean. :p) I'm not certain what this lure is supposed to weigh and it is almost as long as my arm and even I can cast it a mile. It's actual weight is ever so slightly more than 5 ounces.

    All of these weights were with hooks.


    Russ
     
  2. Ragman

    Ragman Moderator

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    Hi Russ- Thanks for bringing the difference to our attention.

    I could speculate why that particular lure was 3/4 oz light, but I'll get some definitive info and get back.
     

  3. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

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    Tom: I was not complaining, and I don't really think 3/4 ounce is that much off in the grand scheme of things.

    Really, the only one that was significantly off was the TH Junior, which was only 1/2 of its designated weight. (Although on the package it was definitely correct.)

    Randy tells me the designated weight of the Long Pen is 130 grams, which puts it right where it is supposed to be--That would be 4.5 ounces without hooks, which is how it is sold. I weighed it right at 5 ounces with 2 humongous Owner 76 trebles that you could use for grappling bodies out of the Mississippi swamps. Sheesh. I was joking about keeping them on my coffee table and I intend to use that lure a lot on the Big E because I can get so much distance out of it. I figure it will either catch a bigger fish than I can handle, or scare every black fin all the way to Cuba so the rest of the boat can get down to the yellow fin. :)

    Russ
     
  4. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    Tom:
    Randy tells me the designated weight of the Long Pen is 130 grams, which puts it right where it is supposed to be--That would be 4.5 ounces without hooks, which is how it is sold. I weighed it right at 5 ounces with 2 humongous Owner 76 trebles that you could use for grappling bodies out of the Mississippi swamps. Sheesh. I was joking about keeping them on my coffee table and I intend to use that lure a lot on the Big E because I can get so much distance out of it. I figure it will either catch a bigger fish than I can handle, or scare every black fin all the way to Cuba so the rest of the boat can get down to the yellow fin. :)
    Russ
    I was thinking about using smaller poppers on the Carribean Sea, but I changed my mind after I saw Sami landed a nice yft on the huge popper. :)
    As yft chase flyfish, they seems don't mind hitting big poppers.
    I got mine on OTI's Komodo popper.

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  5. Ragman

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    No worries Russ!

    We do design our products to exact standards, so thanks for the info.

    The Wombats that I have are 4 1/2 oz, but I'm thinking that with different production runs, the specs might have varied.

    The 76's are meat hooks, aren't they? LOL

    Great pic Kil!
     
  6. SteveB

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    Russ,

    Regarding the Tuna Hunter Jr, you probably mistakenly saw the Wa-Hoo popper on our website which looks just like the TH Jr only larger. The Wa-Hoo popper is 3-1/2 oz.

    Steve
    Factory Rep
    Strike Pro America