Nothing wrong with that bud , as long as it's secure and does the job .
I go with the "strategic" approach Si but often put mine in the tail as its where the biggest movement is and thus should make the most noise - that was my logic anyway. I dont feel I have had enough fishing time with and without rattles to offer any thoughts on their effectiveness though. Just like scents, I use them if the conventional isnt working but soon forget what I have tried and not tried when I start catching anyway.I like to use rattles in big paddle-tails. I try to place them strategically within the body. I try to place them just at the spot where the paddle-tail flexes, so that the rattles don't suppress the main tail action, yet pick-up enough movement off the tail. My theory is that it'll get a rapid tight vibration at that section of the body.
I use both Super Glue and Mend It and think of them as two different tools. Super Glue is much quicker to do a repair but the end results isnt as tidy as with Mend It, which needs time and patience. I take Super Glue out with me and save Mend It for home where i can turn a pike ravaged SP like new again. Remember, Mend It melts the plastic so needs to be applied carefully and in one place at a time or you you will end up making matters worse, hence the need for time and patience bit above. Apply it sparingly, let the ends to be joined go tacky and then hold them in place until they start to bond again (can be a wee while) and then leave it for a few hours before repairing the next bit of damage. mend It doesnt leave any of the blobs or hard bits that you get with Super Glue repairs. Whether this makes any difference or not to lure performance or takes I doubt but it looks more like the original product.Graham , I have always used " Loctite Super Glue" to repair most of my SP's . I don't rate the expensive Glues like Mendit etc.. as they tend to cause more problems when repairing a lure than it it's worth . One thing Loctite S.G. is very good at is bonding a Fiiish Minnow Body to it's head , a lot cheaper and a lot more secure than the more expensive brands .
Thanks Danny.These look very similar: