An idea for Jugline and trotline sinkers...

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by KYTRAPPER, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    Thought this might help..I made these from the small SS condoment cups you get at wally world for a buck. When the lead is freshly poured I insert a loop made from galvanized #9 wire for a attachment point. I use a trotline clip and snap swivel to attach mine to the line so you can easily move and or remove it. Works very well.

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  2. BAMA_CAT

    BAMA_CAT New Member

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    Thanks for the tip!! I will have to try that!!
     

  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Count me in. Thanks for posting.
     
  4. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Pretty neat idea, but with the price of the trotline clips nearly doubling in the past six weeks, it will get a little expensive.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Philip thanks for a great idea. Appreciated.
     
  6. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    Great idea, gonna try them for deep salt water...
     
  7. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    WOW, really. They havent changed here. Whats up?? I guess I need to stock up..
     
  8. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    neat idea, i use water bottles and concrete for my trots with wire tie wire bent almost in a grappling hook shape and tug on them to get them to stick in the mud. then i can just pull on them hard and the wire bends to get unstuck, then before i throw it back out i just bend the wire back in place. works good for me.
     
  9. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I have no idea what happened to the price of the trot line clips. They are manufactured by Magic bait here in Guthrie. I buy them at a store about 1/2 to 3/4 miles from the magic bait factory... they have almost doubled in price... from like 6.80 to around 11.40 now. Guess the transportation charges for that 3/4 mile must have went up. LOL
     
  10. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    Dang:confused2: Thanks, I need to pick up another pack or two. Guess Ill go ahead and do it:cool2:
     
  11. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    Take some plastic solo cups and buy a small bag of quickcrete. With $5 and some metal clothes hangers you can have all the weights you can stand to make.
     
  12. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC! I was gonna say the same thing. Although, those lead sinkers sure are nice, bulk lead around here costs .19/oz., plus the clips. I actually use recycled lugs from a 2 piece tractor wheel, and a piece of chord, but have been considering upgrading to quickcrete weights. A buddy of mine made some, and I like them alot, and they are CHEAP to make.
     
  13. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Here's an idea that someone posted a couple of years ago. Take 16 or 20 oz. soda/water bottles and cut the top off them. Put in enough concrete to weigh whatever you want, say 2#, and insert a piece of wire, like from an old coathanger. Once the concrete hardens, cut the excess plastic down to within 1/2" or so of the top of the concrete, then heat it with a propane torch. The excess plastic will 'round over' the top edge of the concrete, forming a protective edge so it won't scratch your boat or equipment.