Lead sinkers

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by Manny, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Manny

    Manny New Member

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    Arnold, Mo
    I was making my own slipsinkers for the first time. And while i was melting my old 8 oz. sinkers to make 2-3-4oz. sinkers, they seem to be leaving a lot of junk ( slag ) in the pot.

    Question is, Is this just impurities in the led ?
    Or maybe im melting them too fast and its burning, I dont know.

    Is it best to melt them as slow as possible ?
     
  2. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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    Fenton, Missouri
    Just Slag, use a spoon and scrape it off the top. But, I have to ask why would you be looking into getting out on the Mississippi and melting down 8 oz. sinkers?
     

  3. Manny

    Manny New Member

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    Arnold, Mo
    Cause they were the roll kind i used for snagging. I wanted flat ones. Plus theres know way ritenow ill be anchoring anywhere close to big current.

    Ill be fishing eddies for a while.
     
  4. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    I'm assuming that "the roll kind" means bank sinkers. They work just as good as the no roll sinkers in my opinion. 8oz sinkers are at a premium right now, might want to hold on to em. :wink:
     
  5. wolf222

    wolf222 New Member

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    be sure not to let water or sweat drip into the hot lead it will exsplod good thing to wear safty glasses.