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Are they worth the money and if so what color do you guys use . Thanks to all
 
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I bought 16 # weights from troutman87 on this site. Harvey is a great guy to do business with and the product is awesome. It comes in natural metal finish. I coated mine with plasti dip purchased at Lowe’s. I’m sure the sharks are great , but the torpedoes from Harvey work and are cheaper


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I don't buy into the hype they tell you on their website as far as being an attractor, but they do track great and have minimal blowback. There is a member on here, Bikinibottom, that makes his own version of a shark weight that looks and performs just as well as the sharks I have fished with for less $$.

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You'll be happy with either the torpedo weight from Troutman87  (Harvey) or the "shark type" weight from bikinibottom (Rich) plus you'll be supporting LOU guys in the process.:smile:

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Most Charter , tourney and serious fishermen will use any and everything that will give them a edge and that includes mental. IMHO the real Shark weights belong in that category. Do the facets on there flashers and weights really attract fish  ? I do well with them , black version , i have both the 15 and 17 # for different conditions,  so I feel confident with them. Is one brand spoon etc. really any better than another one of the same shape and color ? Probably not, but to most it's what they feel more successful with. You spent how much for your rig and equipment , what's a extra 30 - 40 $ for the real thing  vs a semi copy of a shark ?

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I fish tournaments on Lake Michigan. I have used both sharks and bikini-sharks and will stick with my bikini-sharks. The bikinis have facets on them too, if that's what you believe is catching your fish. I have 14 pounders and 16 pounders, and will be buying an 18 this year with the money I have saved...

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Here is a pic of one of my bikinibottom weights and my custom foam holder I made. This color, I believe, was called gator, but he makes several other colors.

 

Do a search for the author bikinibottom and look for his classifieds thread. He has prices and pictures.

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Has anyone experience trouble with the aluminum fin. Like coming loose from the lead or getting bent from boat rash and becoming directional in the water. Two reasons I went with trout Mann torpedo weights was they are one solid weight and price .

 

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No problems here, and I bounce bottom for Lakers with mine regularly. They track perfectly after two years of bouncing. The fin is thick aluminum. I have seen guys bend them on purpose to make them directional, but it's not easy to bend. I think he sells them pre-bent if you want directional weights.

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Has anyone experience trouble with the aluminum fin. Like coming loose from the lead or getting bent from boat rash and becoming directional in the water. Two reasons I went with trout Mann torpedo weights was they are one solid weight and price .
 
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My brother hung up one of Bikinibottom’s and it did bend the fin slightly and tracks slightly to one side. I have 4 of those (same colors pictured above) all others have bounced the bottom a few times or more with no issue. Just happy my brother didn’t snap a cable and leave it on the bottom!
Also, I have both Bikinibottom’s and Troutman87’s. They both track well. I switch depending on depth. My torpedos are heavier, so deep riggers and Bikinibottom on wings. Or bikini for shallower program.


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