I dont think you need any weight. Thats what that big plastic bill is for. I have always thought that the number of the strech is is supposed to corelate with the depth it is supposed to run. ie strech 25 25 ft, strech 15 15 ft. I also know tis is all relative to how much line and how far back you run them at varying speeds. Thats A lot of info from someone who hates to run them but still usaully puts one out now and then. Big Dave
I rig them with a short 50-80 lb leader about as long as the bait, I crimp a loop around the split ring end and crimp a loop on the other end.......the reason I do this is try to put a stretch on a swivel........it can be a pain, but with the short leader the issue is resolved!