Drift weight

Discussion in 'LOCAL NORTH CAROLINA TALK' started by ncfowler, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. ncfowler

    ncfowler Well-Known Member

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    Over the years i tried many of the drift weights on the market and some of the ones that many of the guides use. I came up with a idea and tried it. Over the last few weeks I used it it has no real drag bouce with fewer missed strikes. so get a pad and pen and here it is.
    supplies needed;
    1. 1/4" silcone aquarium tubing.
    2. a barrel swivle to fit inside the tubing
    3. use a bass casting sinker the type with the brass wire going through it.
    4. 4 shot lead if handy.
    5. 30 lb test line
    the sinker weight is up to you i use 3/8oz most of the time. i only drift in 15' to 30' most of the time but i have some heaver ones as well.
    tie the siwvle and weight together about 4" long
    cut a length of tubing about 1/2 longer
    with another length 12" long and fold it in half hook the swivle and feed throgh the tube and feed the swivle and weight through the tubing. ( use the 4 shot to fill the space between the swivle and weight. feed the tubing over the weight as far as it can go. trim any extra tubing on the swivle side.
    I rig this as a carolina rig. slip the weight over the line to run free put on a red bead then tie on another swivle on and use a leader about 3'-4' lon with hook of choice.
    good luck
     
  2. ncfowler

    ncfowler Well-Known Member

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    here is a photo fo the weight to go by
     

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