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I would like to get some opinions on what type of Do-it mold to get. I like to use slinky weights but to price of lead shot is crazy atm, about $50 for 10lb. I already have lead melted and cleaned just waiting to be used up.

I'm gonna be drifting in slight current and lots of snags. I definitely don't want the no roll sinkers but I was looking at the " walking sinker" mold or the "no-snag mold". I'm leaning toward the walking sinker but only because I've never used a no-snag sinker, I worry they are to flat.

My target weight is 1.5 oz

What would you guy's do ?

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Jim there has been several post on making your own slinky weights. Check the boc library. Some have used small egg sinkers in a cord to accomplish this.
 

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Thanks Mickey,

I will looks again but I haven't been able to find cord big enough to work with 1/4 egg sinkers. I've looked at shoe laces, parachute cord, basketball nets, etc but none of them actually worked. I'm to the point where I'm done wasting money on things that don't work, LOL. If I could solve the cord problem then I would rather use the egg sinker slinkys, in fact that's what I'm using atm, 6 of the 1/4 oz. I just cant get the material I use to use anymore.

If some one knows a brand and item number that they use that works for sure, I would buy the egg sinker mold and go that route.

It's possible I over looked something in the library also.


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Jim, this is how I make mine. You can adjust to the total weight you prefer. I use 2 oz. Snake weights that I make using 1/4 oz egg sinkers a swivel and 15 lb. Line. The line on your weight needs to be light enough that it will break relatively easy if it hangs. To make the weights tie a log length of line to your swivel then slide on 8 1/4 oz. Egg sinkers. On the last sinker wrap the line through and around the last sinker pulling the sinkers tight together. Wrap 5 or 6 times then crimp the last sinker down on the line with a pair of pliers.
 

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Please check out the Team Catfish SOOTH OPERATOR snagless sinker.

We have them in 1 oz, 1.5 oz, and 2 oz.

We have the ultimate slide on top our sinkers. It will never damage your line by sliding up and down. The slide is so slick that the cats never feel a thing when they pull out the line.

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I just use nylon trot line cord tie a knot in the end of the cord slide on what ever you want for wgt with egg sinkers and the tie off your swivel if you have your own lead and a do it mold you can do this at a affordable price
 

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Please check out the Team Catfish SOOTH OPERATOR snagless sinker.

We have them in 1 oz, 1.5 oz, and 2 oz.

We have the ultimate slide on top our sinkers. It will never damage your line by sliding up and down. The slide is so slick that the cats never feel a thing when they pull out the line.

We are sponsors of this website.
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Heavy duty heat shrink tubing will hold any size split shot you want and makes great slinky type sinkers..We have some Big sizes that are very heavy duty..Ii's not that thin wall junk you can buy a lowes and hardware stores. but we have a bunch of scraps about 6" long, I'd be happy to mail you some, no charge
 

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You could look at the big wide shoe laces thy would go over the 1/4 sinkers. I always use egg sinkers for every thing. But mine are 3or 4oz but I have them down to 1/8 for the bait poles. I have seen some home made that I found on the bank that were just mono with a loop on one end a few little eggs and a split shot to hold them on the line. I do not think a cover over them is a big deal they will still do the same job. So I would go the no snag. Fishing should be fun not a lot work.
 

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Cheap N Disgusting makes Sleazy weights. He could tell ya how its done. Buy a few feet of nylon core rope, pull the middle out of it. Fill it with 1/8 or 1/4 oz egg sinkers buckshot, BB's or whatever, and follow his directions. The slinky wts are good also, made with egg sinkers. Pencil weights take stuff down fast, and work well.
 
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