"It' a once-in-a-lifetime thing that only happens every so often."
I thought of Mr. Moss and his 2007 quote (offered after his no-look lateral Viking running back Mo Williams went for a 59-yard touchdown) when I first saw the new Sebile Soft Weight System. It's one of those great things that pops up from time to time.
The Soft Weight System is series of Tungston/Gum Rubber weights that can be easily added, repositioned or removed to make on-the-water adjustments to meet fishing conditions. Six models are available: The smallest (sizes 1/0 and 2/0) weigh 1/64-ounce each; the 3/0 and 4/0 models run 1/48-ounce and the two largest (5/0 and 6/0) run 1/32 apiece.
Weighted hooks have been around for a number of years and I absolutely love 'em. They offer superb snag resistance over front-weighted baits and their horizontal fall provides a different look for pressured fish.
What makes the Sebile Weight System different is the adjustability factor. You can easily add or subtract these reusable weights and position to achieve specific lure actions. By moving the weights close to the hook eye, a bait will fall head-first; move the weights to the middle of the hook and the lure will fall horizontally, and by pushing them to rear of the hook and the bait will fall with a fluttering side-to-side action (see illustration).
If you fish pressured waters like I do, I suspect the wheels are already turning...you already know that offering fish a different look is often the keys to catching more and bigger fish.
These weights should now be in stores near you. If not, visit www.sebileusa.com for more information.