Carp/ Cat slings

Discussion in 'Fishing Weighing Scales' started by lebeaux, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. lebeaux

    lebeaux New Member

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    I'm looking for a decent cat sling to weigh my fish. It's a helluva lot easier on 'em than hanging 'em from thier lip or gill plates:sad2: All I've come up with are "carp slings" and they're all from British based tackle companies. The shipping costs 3 times what the sling's worth! Surely there's a US company who makes or @ least imports them! Any advice? My mom's a pro seamstress. I may have to just have her make one:confused2:
     
  2. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Only ones I've seen/heard of were homemade :embarassed:
     

  3. fastfrank

    fastfrank New Member

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    Try Wacker Baits in Chicago.
     
  4. BIG CHAD

    BIG CHAD New Member

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    i always put em in my net then hook my scale to my net. if you want to know the correct weight weight the net first then the fish n net. the only thing is i got a big net, im sure you do to bo with those big cats ya'll got up yonder. maybe this will help you maybe not. BIG CHAD out:big_smile:
     
  5. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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  6. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Somebody did a review on one of those couple months ago.. He Didn't like it just for those reasons. Cats kept getting tangled in it and ripping their fins...
     
  7. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    you might try some of the supply houses up north and check out the ones they make for musky fihermen.
     
  8. kkyyoottee

    kkyyoottee New Member

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    Do you know what a Gunny sack is? Well they are cheap buck at most at most feed stores. Slit side and loop strong cord all hooking towards middle cheap and easy. hope this helps!!:tounge_out:
     
  9. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Weigh them in the dip net. EASY, already have one in your boat I bet.

    Subtract weight of net.