cotter pins and sangs

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by DieRache, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. DieRache

    DieRache New Member

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    I dont know if it has been posted here before but thought I would share it anyway.

    The river in which I fish is very well known for kidnapping a fisherman's tackle. I read someplace a way to rig your line with a way to release your weight and 90 percent of the time only lose your weight. SO i tried it and it works.

    Here is the big secret. Cotter pins. I use a 3 way swivel one goes to main line another to a leader and the other to a short leader with a small easy to bend cotter pin. Then I jsut slip my weight over the pin and bend the tines back a bit. And if I get hung up a give a hard pull and the tines pull straight releasing the weight and my line most of the time is freed up. Saved a lot of time re rigging and money on hooks and such.
     
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Thats one I haven't seen before. I'll have to try it.

    Welcome to the BOC
     

  3. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    you got a pic you can show us there bro?
     
  4. mikesmoff

    mikesmoff New Member

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    I attach my sinkers to the sinker slide using a wire twist-tie on the same basic principle- maybe the cotter pins work even better?
    We'll see-
    I know if you don't check the twist tie every cast you can launch lead in a direction you weren't expecting when casting, which can be a problem to say the least!

    Is that an issue with the cotter pins?

    I've also notice with the regular black sinker slides on 50# test PowerPro that a sometimes the line will actually cut through the slide and release the sinker when you're pulling on it (when snagged).

    Thanks!
     
  5. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Sounds like a good idea!I,ll have to try some.Thanks.:wink:
     
  6. DieRache

    DieRache New Member

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    Ill get a picture of it posted. And if you dont bend the tines enough I have thrown a few weights into space before. I bend them almost at a 90 degree.
     
  7. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    Matthew welcome to the BOC ,thanks for sharing that idea with the BOC
     
  8. westvirginiacatfish

    westvirginiacatfish New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!!!!! sounds like a great idea thanks for sharing:cool2:
     
  9. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Man that is a great idea for fishen bad bottom with a 3 way rig Reps Bro. Man I luv this site learn somthen new every day.
     
  10. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i do the same thing with a snap swivel as a sinker slide and use a bread tie to attach the sinker to the slide, bread tie always lets go before my main line or leader, saves alot of rigs and bread ties are cheap:wink:
     
  11. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    thats one of those good~ why didnt I think of that- Ideas... Welcome to the BOC!:big_smile: