Making "No-Snag pencil sinkers"

Discussion in 'Catfishing Library' started by Manny, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Manny

    Manny New Member

    Arnold, Mo
    After reading up on these sinkers and seeing the price for them, I decided to make one.

    I first bent a 14 guage copper wire into a loop leaving a 5 inch tail on it.
    I then took an old cast net sinker (Which I believe is an Ounce and a half)
    and slid it up till I hit both ends of the loop. Then with a finish hammer I flattened and lengthed the sinker to twice its length around the copper. Next I laid it across a round hard surface( I used an anvil ) and hit it a few more times to give it a slight bend.

    The pictures are the work in progress and finish. I was able to make this one in about 5 min. And was more or less free. I was not aware they sold a mold for this but, I probably wouldnt have bought it any how. Plus i have a big quanity of these sinkers that i cut off an old cast net i found.

    The quarter in the picture is just for scale.



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