Drifting sinkers ?

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by nasty nate, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. nasty nate

    nasty nate New Member

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    Can any one tell me where to buy drifting sinkers? The only place I know where to get them is at a couple stores around santee, but I only get down that way about 3 to 4 times a year if I'm lucky.
     
  2. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Check under the BOC Sponsors Section.
    Team Catfish and Catfish Safari Tackle Shop both carry them.
     

  3. nasty nate

    nasty nate New Member

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    Thanks man I'll check into it
     
  4. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Also check out the library, they are easy to make yourself if you are talking about the snake weights. I make them out of 8 1/4 oz. egg sinkers.
     
  5. outoftheboat

    outoftheboat Active Member

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    I make mine. I use a barrell swivel, trotline string, and 1/8 ounce egg sinkers. I use 4 sinkers with a 2 1/2 inch cork. It will stay on the bottom even in heavy wind. It's almost nuetral in the water. It weighs just enough to keep it on the bottom.
     
  6. greenwoodfaithful

    greenwoodfaithful New Member

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    Here is the only place I have found to buy them on the net. Same as the Eagle Claw brand Rivers Country Store has.

    www.eburch.biz/magnum_slinkey_weights.htm

    I hope the link works. If not, start at eburch.com and go the sinkers page and look for them there. Order several times and work well.
     
  7. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what part if SC you are in, but there is a store in Rock Hill, SC that sells everything you need to make them for about $25-$30 including the lead.

    PM Billfish76, Mudkip, or myself and we can tell you the name of the bait and tackle store.
     
  8. dust777man

    dust777man New Member

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    I have been making my own sinkers. I buy my stuff from the Fisherman shack. I found it on the internet.
     
  9. hammertime

    hammertime New Member

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    I make my on out of parachute cord & buck shot. I have used basket ball net that goes on goal it is hollow cord. Melt the ends and crimp with pliers.
     
  10. captinparker

    captinparker New Member

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    Catawba Tackle in Rock Hill on India Hook Road has everything you need to make your own. Parachute cord & buckshot
     
  11. Chalk

    Chalk New Member

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  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Kevin thanks for the link. Appreciated.
     
  13. mf7406

    mf7406 New Member

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    for my drift sinkers, i order a 5# bag of #1 buck shot from cabelas. then i go to a shoe show store in town & buy thick 45" athletic shoe laces. roll them in your fingers to make sure they are the hollow ones. i put 11 shot in a length of string to make a 1 oz. sinker. then just burn ends w/ lighter & flatten w/ pliers. burn a whole in one end w/ a hot ice pick & it's ready to go.
     
  14. wild bill jp

    wild bill jp New Member

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    Thanks for the website info and welcome to the BOC Stanley.... Now, that makes me 10. I guess I'm all proper and everything is right with the gods now.....
     
  15. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Could you please tell us the exact brand and model number of the shoe strings you buy. I've bought way to many strings that end up not working. Until you get them home, open the package and then cut them...you cant tell for sure.

    I have repeatedly heard that shoe strings work but for some reason I keep asking what brand and nobody comes up with a answer.

    I already make my lead. I cant afford $52 for 10 lb of shot. I myself don't like using the parachute cord, it's to stiff for me, imo.


    many, many thanks to the one that can answers me !!!!


    -Jim-
     
  16. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You can buy you some nylon clad rope that has the paper centers and do it the cheap way, I did.