Egg sinkers...

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Dirtman, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Dirtman

    Dirtman New Member

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    I use egg sinkers that are allowed to slide up and down the line,My problem is keep the sinker from going all way down to the hook. I try to use little snap shot weight to set the depth of what i want to fish and also use the snap shot weight to stop it from going down to the hook.My trouble is that i can not keep the snap shot weight from moving,falling off,sliding down the line etc. So im looking for ideas/suggestions on stopping the egg sinker from falling down to the hook.



    Thanks
     
  2. bulethed

    bulethed New Member

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    Hi, this will help.........tie on a swivel about 12 to 18 inches above your hook.
    I also use a small 1/8 of an inch long piece of tiny fuel line above the swivel to keep the weight from beating on the knot. good luck and good fishing.

    Bill.
     

  3. Johnny B

    Johnny B New Member

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    Use a two or three way swivel depending on where you want your hook, and I use the little red beads to help the knot from weakness[​IMG]Or this will help[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2009
  4. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    I use a steel leader !!!!
     
  5. Dirtman

    Dirtman New Member

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    Thanks, I try them ideas. Sounds what i need todo.
     
  6. brownie525

    brownie525 New Member

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    this should give you an idea of what you could do.:cool2:
     

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  7. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Hello Bret and welcome to the BOC. Can't add anything to what's been said about swivels and leaders except that is good solid advice. Stay safe and stick a pig!!!:wink:
     
  8. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Bret, it all sounds like good advise to me as well. I would add if you are going after bigger cats you might want to use a swivel rated at 45-50lbs of higher so you won't have a swivel failure when fighting a big cat.
     
  9. hct236

    hct236 Well-Known Member

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    Here is the basic idea
     

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  10. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    I would carolina rig it with a bead or fuel line.Hope this helps!
     
  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Bret, Welcome to the BOC!
     
  12. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    first of all welcome to boc bret-what i do is let my bank/egg sinker slide to my knot but i put a sinker bead and a piece of aquarium hose then tie hook or if you want there is carolina rig
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2009
  13. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Bret.
     
  14. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Use a bead and swivel!
     
  15. cat6028

    cat6028 New Member

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    if you use a braided line that is high poundage you might want to have a lighter mono for a leader incase you get a snag but what you do is slide on your egg sinker then a bead or rubber hose peice then you put on a swivel suitable for your desired fish size and then a leader that is snelled onto a hook of desired size. this is what i would do. good luck