Rubber Band on Sinker?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by rich-online, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. rich-online

    rich-online New Member

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    When I last went rockfishing, I was told to attach my sinker with a rubber band in case the weight got snagged. Has anyone tried that for catfish?

    -- Rich
     
  2. JamisonM

    JamisonM New Member

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    I thought about using rubber bands at one point last year, but never got around to it. I didn't think they were strong enough and ended up buying some 10lb. mono. One thing I also thought about using was a small swivel snap. If you get hung up, the snap will straighten out and you can retrieve your rig. Just bend it back and you're ready to go again. One thing I might start do this year is instead of the swivel snap I’ll be using a standard swivel with out the snap and some light mono line. All I have to do is tie on my sinker and I can start fishing.
     

  3. loki1982

    loki1982 New Member

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    Rubber band wouldnt work I dont think.

    1. if you cast your gonna break it.
    2. they get brittle in the sun and youd lose your weight
    3. fighting a fish would likely break it
    4. rubber bands are hard to tye in a way that the knot wont slip.

    Use light weight mono, soemthing like 10 pounds less than your main line.
     
  4. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Somewhere in the library I read about using rocks as sacrifice sinkers. They used rubberbands around the rock to hook a swivel to.
    There are a couple places over on the Iowa where I'm gonna try that.
    best of luck
    just
     
  5. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    I think I would go with using lighter line then my main line for sinkers and for convience you could tie them in advance so all you have to do is loop the sinker line through the swivel.
     
  6. cockroach

    cockroach New Member

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    you can try used spark plugs, just close the ground electrodre, bend it to touch the center pin. you can use a snap swevel , just put the eye on the ground before you close it up, just snap it where you want it to be.youcan save plugs when you tune up your truck car,boat, lawn mower. try,em you might like then .----cockroach