Use a slightly thick gauge of lead or lead substitute and tie the legs in to three spots using the lead wraps to do the spacing for me.
Pat's rubber legs is a winner for sure. It produces in the Rangeley area as well as it does in the west!
I cut the legs a bit shorter than most people and I do this for purely aesthetic reasons.
I'm using a 3x long hook
The thick non-lead weight
Black 8/0 thread