Making "No-Snag pencil sinkers"

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by Manny, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Manny

    Manny New Member

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    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.
     
  2. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    i have a mold for that kind ill sell
     

  3. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Great thread. I'd give ya rep but it says I got to give other some before giving you more.
     
  4. cook

    cook New Member

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    Cool idea!

    I made some one time-pretty cheap

    1-hot glue one end of a drinking straw
    2-insert fishing line tied to a barrel swivel into straw
    3-pack straw with sand(or lead shot or whatever ya got)
    4-hot glue other end

    the wire would probably work better,about 4 inches out of each end.
     
  5. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Manny,
    Great job ,and also you may want to put this into the library and reps to you
     
  6. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    A couple good ideas there. Thanks.
     
  7. jlcperformance

    jlcperformance New Member

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    good idea....ill have to give that a try sure beats payin 4 them at a tackle shop
     
  8. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Another trick Badkarma taught me is to take a large wheelweight, cut off the steel cllip, then drill a hole in one end of the weight. It's heavy, it's the right size, and it's already bent into a curve.
     
  9. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    I was going to say the same thing. Maybe a Mod can move it to the library.
    Great Info!