No roll sinker sizes

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by robbor, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. robbor

    robbor New Member

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    Hey guys, I cant find any large no roll sinkers locally and could use a little input.
    Any body have any of the larger sinkers 4,6,8 handy and can give me rough dimensions?
    Secondly what weight would you recomend for really fast water, large bait(1/3 mackeral) and 40# test with a side current on it. I dont remember what weight sizes I have last time(egg sinkers) but thet were not nearly enough.
     
  2. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    i think 6oz an 8oz are the big ones for the no rolls i fish the ohio river we have alot of curent there 5 are what im use an seem to work just fine
     

  3. crazy

    crazy New Member

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  4. Vonroc

    Vonroc New Member

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    I bought a varity of sizes on ebay .Look there you will find a wide range of sizes
     
  5. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    I also fish the Ohio river and the #5 size no-roll seems to work good for me in that current with fairly large baits.
     
  6. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Try usin a 5# hammer and use the right size banksinkers in a pinch....

    I do with up to 10 oz sinkers.

    :smile2:
     
  7. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    I would also suggest buying them off ebay because if you do the do-it yourself mold company, it can get kind've costly buying the heating pot and all the other accesories
     
  8. robbor

    robbor New Member

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    thanks for the input guys. I made a sinker out of aluminum so I can make a mold of it and then pour some lead its about 2 3/8 long x 1 1/2" wide x 1/2" thick and I am guessing its going to be about 6.5 to 7 oz. I will also smash some egg sinkers and try them out next time out and see what works well. I am looking at molds but would like to confirm what weight I need first.
     

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  9. robbor

    robbor New Member

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    Its pretty bad when you are not allowed to view your own pics:lol:
     
  10. robbor

    robbor New Member

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    In fact its really bad; OH!! now I can see pics:lol:
     
  11. robbor

    robbor New Member

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    Well I did the first 1/2 of the sinker mold, its been a while since I made a mold. I was doing the first half when I tamped it and it sank way to deep so I pulled the sinker out and was cleaning it off and the alum sprue former popped off(it was super glued on), I was rushing like made to get it back in. The sides of the sinker are not beveled so it took a little to get it out. Then I started smoothing the first half with a file and realized i forgot to put the marbels in to allign both halfs:beat_brick:so I just used a 1/2 drill to make 2 recesses. It did not look to bad. I just poured the second half. It is going to be a bear to get the 2 halfs apart but we will see. If it works to make 10 or 12 sinkers ill be happy so I can test them and then ill make a mold out of silicone and but a do it mold for the smaller sizes.http://onfinite.com/libraries/1100987/a10.jpg
    I will have to crush up on posting pics with out a link also:lol:
     

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  12. robbor

    robbor New Member

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    I aided the help of my Pops to take the mold apart. He insisted he get credit by having his finger in the pic:cool2:. Thankfull I took a 1/4 bolt and used it as a file on the first half of the mold to make 3 gaps to use to pry it apart evenly. I then filled them with vasoline before pouring the second half. The mold came apart nicely but did have a few small air bubbles even though I tamped it really well the second time, thinning out the Durhams watter putty some more would probably help. I will let it dry for 2 days and maybe fill the bubbles a little and then pour some lead.
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  13. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Rob your pics looks good. You did a fine job of crafting that no-roll sinker. It should do your job. Thanks for sharing.:lol: :smile2: