How to Use a Spider Weight
Spider weights are great for surf fishing. Not only do they hold your bait in place but they also help set your hook. Spider weights are part of the reason that The Bait Rig is so effective and can catch three fish in one cast. How do you bend the legs? Anyway you like. Use what is more successful with you. I bend them two different ways. See pictures below.
This is my preferred way
I just took this off my bait rod to take this picture