No beads on my rigs

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by flathunter, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I use a standard carolina rig, years ago I stoped using a bead to protect my knot from the sinker, with great results.

    I always thought a bead was a must with the sinker hitting the knot.

    But for me anyway, the soft lead of a sinker does not hurt my knot at all, I think the hard edges of a bead can actually sometime damage your line, even if the bead goes over your knot, sometimes it catches..

    I inspect my knot alot and have never found any damage from the sinker.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    I almost always use a bead but occassionally I don't...usually when I run out & can't sneak into my daughter's bead collection undetected to get more. When I don't use a bead I inspect my knot frequently, but I've never noticed a bad knot from not using the bead. I don't think I can disagree with you Jack. However, I've never noticed a bad knot from using a bead either.
     

  3. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Jack I was talking to Eric about this years ago.

    I haven't done the research to look at the hardness scale of plastic V.S. lead, and mentioned to him then about using a rubber type bead.

    Many members from as far back as 1999/2000 were onto this also, and used things such as rubber tubing to the electric bumper stops from Lowes.

    Quite a few off the shelf products that get repurposed in catfish marketing.
     
  4. jim

    jim New Member

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    There are beads and there are beads.I use a bead from Walmart sewing section that is hollow to the knot side.I also use sinker slides and dont want the slide to hit the knot.A plain bead without the hollow will probably be just as bad as the sinker hitting the knot.:smile2:Besides Jack what difference does it make you plan on quitting anyway!!!!:smile2::big_smile::wink:
     
  5. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Thats why I started using the rubber hose sections years ago. Also most times still use a bead above that. (Blues and Channels)
    The reason behind the plastic beads when it started was more for the sound of them clicking against the sinker and swivel. Than it was to protect the knot. As the clicking sounds draws fish to the bait. If you have ever been under water and hear fish feeding on mussel shells on a bed. There dropping some of the shells. This also causes a clicking sound.
    But like you the lead does not attack the knot as much as it used to years ago. Lots has changed in line making in the last 30 years.:wink:
    Pete
     
  6. BIGCAT GarryEads

    BIGCAT GarryEads Head Cheese of the USCA!

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    I put on the lead sinker, and then a bead, then the rubber stop at the knot. So I can still get the clicking sound . It works for me.:wink:

    BIGCAT GarryEads
     
  7. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    i use a bead and also i use aquaruium pump hose it is soft yes it does work and cheap at wally world
     
  8. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    I worry about the sharp casting edge around the sinker hole.... lots of psi on that knot from the sinker when ya cast. I hate the Idea of a bead being against my knot too- but lesser of the two evil. I never thunked of a rubber bead paul.... it's a good Idea.
     
  9. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    another good Idea:big_smile:
     
  10. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    You use the hose to protect the knot? Please explain...
     
  11. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    sinker bead then cut little peice of hose hose protects knot i use bank sinkers that is why i use beads cause hose has gone in the eye before bead will stop that
     
  12. bulethed

    bulethed New Member

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    I never use a bead just a tiny peice of Tygon fuel line, thats the yellow stuff. i use the smallest size made and cut it with a razor blade.:roll_eyes: 3 ft of this stuff will make hundreds of rubber bead, substitutes.

    This line is the stuff used for small weedeaters.:wink:


    I HOPE THIS HELPS..................bill.
     
  13. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Jim, it rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again! :smile2:
     
  14. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    this solved it all for me store sinker slides are hard mine are not cheap aqwareum tubing and cheap snap swivels is all you need to make a sinker slide that will not heart the knot at all add a bead abuve the slide if you want i dont but it wont heart a thing if you do pic below
     

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  15. tswebb71

    tswebb71 New Member

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  16. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    The hose is about the length as the bead is high. Put in on above the knot where you would a bead.
    Pete
     
  17. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    They should at 23 cents apiece:eek:oooh:
    I can make over 200 of mine for what a pack of those cost but hey, we all do it different...W
     
  18. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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  19. buckeater

    buckeater Member

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    i bought a bunch of them from team catfish and they work great. i havent had anymore dinged up knots since i switched