No roll sinkers? are they really roll proof?

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by Chief, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. Chief

    Chief New Member

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    i fish a pretty heavy current from time to time and it seems no matter what weight sinker i use it always seems to get blown downstream. i've always used pyramid sinkers and was wondering if a "no roll" would help any? i'm also a cheapskate so if there more expensive its not an option..lol
     
  2. wpsatisfide

    wpsatisfide New Member

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    Best ive found and you can get them at a great price from our sponsor catfish connection.
     

  3. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    a no-roll isnt going to roll, but it can get "dragged" downstream until it gets lodged against something. most likely by then your snagged. i think pyramids might dig in a little better.
     
  4. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    In a heavy current a no roll will also plain off the bottom at times.
     
  5. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    I've been using no-roll for quite a while now, and I like them a lot. They hold probably as good or better than anything I've used so far.
     
  6. JimF

    JimF New Member

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    Yes, they will help. I like them when I want my bait to stay put, but, like it was stated before, they can & will be draged down stream when using big baits. After all, its just lead. I think you should give them a try. The price is just about the same.
     
  7. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    I bought some 5 oz ones today to try, we will see.

    Danny
     
  8. balddaddy91

    balddaddy91 New Member

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    No Roll Sinkers Are Exactly That No Roll
     
  9. kyblue49

    kyblue49 New Member

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    It doesnt matter what kind of sinker it is ,if the current is too strong for the weight of it.
     
  10. Jamey

    Jamey New Member

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    Pyramids work great in mud or sand, but if you're fishing in a lot of current, there's a good chance the bottom will be rocky (especially if you fish tailraces).

    If you're a cheapskate or can't find no-rolls in your area, just do what I do and take a bank sinker and pound it flat with a hammer (might be a little tough to do with a pyramid sinker) :)

    Here are a couple of before and after pictures of said "improvised" no-roll sinkers:
     

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  11. FlatGetter

    FlatGetter New Member

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    Like the other guys they dont roll, the flat slip sinkers are'nt that expensive from Catfish Connection.
     
  12. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased a no-roll sinker mold which arrived in the mail two days ago. I couldn't wait to try it out so yesterday I banged out about a hundred sinkers from 1 to 3 oz. They are definetly more of a pain in the butt to make than other style sinkers but I can't wait to try them out. I will post my field test results when I get the chance to use them!
     
  13. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Do you need any more field testers to give you a hand Scott??? :0a12: I'm sure you'll be pleased with them.
     
  14. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    The foce of the current against your line will drag your sinker downstream, and the heavier line you use, the more force the current exerts. You need to fish with a "CLAW" sinker in a current if you want your weight to hold. I don't know a retailer for these sinkers, but there is a do-it mold available for those DIY's we have on board. The wires snags against rocks and/or other obstructions and straighten out when pulled. Eventually they break, and you throw the lead back into your pile and make more sinkers. lol
     
  15. Chief

    Chief New Member

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    i guess what i'll do is once i lose my current stock(not hard when fishing around timber:mad: ) get some no rolls from the catfish connection and find out
     
  16. center12

    center12 New Member

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    AwShucks is right on the money. If this is a spot you regularly fish than your not being frugal by looisng lead that you know won't hold???
     
  17. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    they have no roll sinkers at cat connection up to 8or 10 oz. if the current is to strong for that i would advise staying far from the waters edge,lol.
     
  18. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

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    just ordered some sinker slides after hearing they worked well. now i'm wondering how i will use my favorite no roll sinkers, theres nothing to connect the snap to!!!!?? duh! maybe i will try those "dollar" sinkers, flat round, and have an eyelet molded on the side. maybe hammer a cotter pin into the no-rolls? maybe just swap the slides for more sinkers? dum bass!
    catwacker