To best select which Skipping / Surface Lures to use for your rod you will need to know what your rods specified lure weight range is. This is usually printed on the rod blank and will give you the makers recommendations as to what lures weights best suits your rods capabilities. From here we can make a selection of skipping surface lures by their weight (including hooks and split rings) based on the formula of 20-25% less than the maximum weight range of your rod. This is just a general guide only but it will help you choose lures that will be well matched to your rods casting capabilities.
You will also need to take into account the extra weight of hooks and split rings that will most likely need o be added to your lure weight as most (not all) lures will come unrigged. There are so many different rigging alternatives i.e, 2 x trebles, 2 x off set eye single hooks, inline singles, the well known ‘Baker Rig’ or a mixture of single and trebles. There is no one perfect rigging method and maintaining a good balance is the key to great lure action and presentation.
For further information you can contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0412 548 501 to help you work out a general lure weight range to suit your fishing needs.