bungee cord question

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by riverlover, May 20, 2008.

  1. riverlover

    riverlover New Member

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    i'm going to try a new technique. i have heard on limblines to use intertube but would a rubber bungee work the same or not. :confused2::tounge_out::confused2:
     
  2. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    yes they do thats what we use just put a nail in a log and then put bungy over it then bend nail works fine for us
     

  3. opposum

    opposum Active Member

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    I use to use them extensively. Very effective method for catching big catfish. The only problem I've had is in beating the other fisherman to my catch. If you can tie them to tree limbs that are submerged may work the best (if your in an area of a lot of unethical fisherman).
     
  4. riverlover

    riverlover New Member

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    hey thanks for the good advise. it would be hard for a fisherman at asn't caught any thing all day to pass a bounceing branch:big_smile:
     
  5. Roscoe Dog

    Roscoe Dog New Member

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    A friend of mine uses a spring on the main line.
     
  6. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I've used inner tube for years if i can't find a good green limb close to the water. If i tie off to a snag, i always use innertube.
     
  7. riverlover

    riverlover New Member

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    HOW LONG OF AN INNERTUBE
     
  8. catchaser19

    catchaser19 New Member

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    I actually prefer to use a bungee cord they are fairly cheap. Not to mention i have had people recognize the inner tube when i use them but i seem to have fewer robbings when i use a bungeee cord i guess they dont seem to think its a brush line. good luck:big_smile:
     
  9. KanHeadhunter

    KanHeadhunter New Member

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    Intertubes will work,,,,,,,I use the black rubber straps, 18-21 inches long. I don't nail to the log/limb, I tye to it and my rubber strap is underwater. A little hard to see a string tyed to log then a nailed intertube, I don't need help checking my lines!!!
     
  10. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Either one will work just fine, but don't use them as a 'weak link'. By that, I mean don't install it in such a way that if the rubber tube or cord breaks, you lose your line. Instead, figure out how much your cord or tube will stretch, mark two spots that far apart on your line, and attach one end of the cord/tube at each mark. That way, you get the benefit of the cord/tube acting as a shock absorber, but if it breaks, you still have a solid, intact line; all you've lost is your shock absorber.
     
  11. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    i dont what rivers people fish that talk about there lines getting robbed but i always try to fish as far away from people that i can and if that means running five miles thats what i do
     
  12. riverlover

    riverlover New Member

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    geat idea about the safety line
     
  13. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Actually, it's not a separate safety line; you just don't cut your mainline. You can set out your line as you normally would, except that you leave a couple of extra feet of slack in it. Then attach the bungee cord so that it creates a good sized loop in the mainline. Since the mainline is still in one piece, if the bungee cord should break, the entire mainline is still in place; next time you run the line, you can attach a new bungee cord.
     
  14. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Here's a sketch that may help you see what I'm talking about.
     

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  15. riverlover

    riverlover New Member

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    thanks jerry and other guys you been very helpful. thanks for the diagram jerry i'm going to put it in to use next weekend that looks like it will work great