Para cord?

Discussion in 'LOCAL OKLAHOMA TALK' started by catfishcrazyjr, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. catfishcrazyjr

    catfishcrazyjr New Member

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    does anyone know where i can get some para cord in oklahoma city area, i can get it online but it cost almost 10 bucks to ship it and i am not paying that.
     
  2. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    Wal-Mart has it in the camping section. It's not called paracord, but it's the same thing.
    Will
     

  3. fishnfool68

    fishnfool68 New Member

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    Are you talking about rope,or fishing line?What is it, I'm compelled to ask.:roll_eyes:
     
  4. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    It's a 1/4" rope. It's great for making snagless drifting weights.
    Will
     
  5. fishnfool68

    fishnfool68 New Member

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    How do you rig for drift fishing.I have been wondering what you do to limit hang-ups?
     
  6. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    If there is an Academy in your neck of the woods, they carry it.
     
  7. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    Been looking for a link, cause I swore I saw it somewhere on the BOC.

    You'll need paracord, birdshot, snap swivels, scissors and a cigarette lighter.
    1. Cut the cord to length, with a few inches to spare. The heavier you want it, the longer you make it.
    2. Seal 1 end with the lighter.
    3. Fill the cord with shot to desired weight.
    4. Seal the open end and when cooled, hook the swivel to the end.
    As for rigging it, just rig it has a regular carolina rig.

    Will
     
  8. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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  9. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    They have it at the army surplus store near 10th and western...don't remember the exact north/south street. LOL
     
  10. Larry Collier

    Larry Collier New Member

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    I've also found it at WallyWorld before but haven't seen it there recently. I use it for main line when building snaglines.
     
  11. osageCo_flathead

    osageCo_flathead New Member

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    I had a huge roll of it I got from our op-stack when I was in the usaf. I Just ran out of it last summer. As mention, the army surplus store is a great place to get it. They have it in a variety of sizes and colors. That is your best source IMO.
     
  12. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Another term used by the military is 550 Cord, try searching that on google.
     
  13. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    True para cord (550) and the stuff sold at Academy, Army-Navy, etc. aren't the same thing.

    They are both synthetic, hollow-braids, and look identical, but true parachute cord has 7 additional small cords within the hollow-braided main line, which gives it the 550# test rating.
     
  14. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    My best friend in high school had about 5 trotlines made out of the stuff. Those were the best trotlines I've ever seen in my life. The paracord had enough give in it that the fish just nearly didn't stand a chance once they were hooked. Those were some nice lines.
     
  15. jugginman

    jugginman New Member

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    I have gotten all of mine from Army Surplus, I get it in all dirrerent solors, depending on the length of cord I want. It is actually parachute cord, about 1/8 Inch in diameter. I have it is white for my 30 foot lines, then I have a red 10 extension, yellow 20 foot extension, and a black 50 foot extension when I am fishing at 90 foot deep.
     
  16. polecatter

    polecatter Member

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    Jeremy,

    I have bought it here in the past:

    Sam's Best Buys
    2409 South Agnew Avenue
    Oklahoma City OK 73108
    405-636-1486 405-636-1487

    Larry (polecatter)
    Keep On Castin Cattin
     
  17. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    Mike, I sent you a PM.