Going Cheap

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Blueyedturtle, May 11, 2020.

  1. Flat Top

    Flat Top Well-Known Member

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    I have listened to Bill Haley and Buddy Holly since my misfit days....does that make me cool, or what?!?!?!
     
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    I LOVE The Comets and The Crickets. and Wanda Jackson, and Johnny Cash, and Hank Williams, and Patsy Cline, and Elvis, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
     
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  3. Flat Top

    Flat Top Well-Known Member

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    ....and dont forget Arkie Shibley and The Mountain Dew Boys!
     
  4. D schuerenberg

    D schuerenberg Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Does that make it official I am now that old fart in a boat
     
  5. Rockabilly-Angler

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    I'm 37 now, not sure if that makes me old, but I know I can't watch porn anymore because I get jealous seeing anyone get on their knees without hearing a popping noise... LOL.
     
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  6. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    I decided yesterday (hey I am cheap trust me)
    that I am not cheaping out on sinkers anymore.
    life is too short to for using a the random assorted junk I was using.
    but there is more to the story.....what do you think will snag quicker....a bank sinker or a battery terminal?
    or cast net weights tied together like a bracelet?
    so yeah Im cheap but in done with junkyard sinkers.
    except......I have drilled holes in the end of wheel weights and used them...they are ok.
     
  7. Flat Top

    Flat Top Well-Known Member

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    I met a fella fishing for spoonbill at the Melvin Price lock and dam on the Mississippi River. He hah a BIG bolt tied to his line....he started fishing shallow for the "bills" and each time he cast he would add a big nut to the bolt to get his treble hook to go a bit deeper....kind of like an adjustable sinker so to speak....novel idea....said he used the same set up for cats on the river. If the current carried his rig off he would just add more nuts to the bolt until it would hold the bottom.
     
  8. Rockabilly-Angler

    Rockabilly-Angler Well-Known Member

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    Bro that's a GREAT idea! I like that!

    I personally like using Sinker Slides, but they do cost a bit compared to me buying a pack of Berkley 65 pound test Snap Swivels, and to be Honest I've used those as a cheap Sinker Slide before too; I use run my main line through the eye of the Snap Swivel, and then add a Bead in front of that like I would with a normal Sinker Slide, and then snap on weights until I'm holding where I want it to hold.

    I'm actually low on snap on Sinkers right now because of Snags and what not, but my Fiance did get me some 8 ounce Egg Sinkers, and a package of Tungsten Egg Sinkers which I'm looking forward to trying since I've never used Tungsten before.
     
  9. BCT

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    LOL that is what I am using now. Glad I find someone like me!!

    I found an old cast net that someone discarded at local lake a while back so I took a few of the weight (I hate when people just leave their crap behind, but that is a different topic all together). I am using two of them, tied and secured together with small zip lock, I am guessing about 2 oz total weight.

    I ordered some sinkers weeks ago at Amazon but not sure when it will be here, probably due to pandemic that we have now. Until then, these cast net weights will just have to do. I can cast about the same distance with my 9ft rod and these weights so no problem at all using them, but I notice when they hit the water they make a larger splash.

    Some guy who was fishing next to us a few weeks ago kinda chuckled when he saw my setup. I think maybe he noticed my cheap weight setup. Well, we got 10 cats that day, I think he got maybe 2-3, so these weights must have brought some luck lol.
     
  10. eastforker

    eastforker Well-Known Member

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    I tie on anything I can find for sinkers I like to use galvanized wire for my 3 way rigs.
    Sinker rig.jpg Sinker 2.jpg
     
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  11. Don Fischer

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    I'm not sure the difference between lefty and righty Every lever wind I've ever owned I cast right handed and reeled in right handed. Haven't a clue the difference between lefty and righty. Then again the type I use, cast and reel in right handed was all there was when I got into them. Reel spinning rods left handed but would take some getting used to to reel in a level wind with my left hand. Not sure it make's much difference either!
     
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  12. cathouse

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    I was gonna suggest the Shimano Triton line . I didn't realize how much they have gone up in price since I purchased mine , jeez Louise ! But you can check eBay for Penn 310's , 309's , 209's and even the 109's will work great for less than monster fish from my experience .
     
  13. Tommy Dean

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    They make casting reels in lefty versions too. I have a 5500c that was give to me as a birthday present. I can work it ok. It is in my reserve, so i use it some. Just like the right one, only the .handle is left.
     
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  14. Don Fischer

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    Pobably a stupid question. I've beenusing level wind reels since the late 960's, got me a Zebco while stationed in Germany. Fell in live with round level winds and most my life I've had them. Have five or six now, maybe seven including that old Zebco. Now all my reels have the crank handle on the right side. Is that a left handed reel or right? I am right handed and have been casting and switching hands so long it's second nature. Was snooping around an old deserted house a while back and found an ABU 6501 on an old rod. Took them home and cleaned them up and the reel works fine. But, you reel it with the left hand! is that left or right handed. Really feels strange fooling with it.
     
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  15. twaskom

    twaskom Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The hand the reel is considered is which hand you crank the handle with. If the crank handle is on the right it is a right handed reel. If you go to an internet site (eBay would be s good place because you usually get an actual picture of the item) and look at a 6501 reel or Left handed reels to see where the handle is.
     
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  16. Don Fischer

    Don Fischer Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Guess I'm a right handed type of guy! Works alright. all my reels but this one I found are right handed! :)
     
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