Silver Dollar no rolls sinkers

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by Wallbass, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Wallbass

    Wallbass New Member

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    Never seen them before, They look like a thick silver dollar. Anyone use them and how do you like them in the current???:smile2:
     
  2. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    Jeff have you got a pic of theam never herd of a silver doller no roll
    no rolles is all i use and love theam but the silver doller is a new one on me
     

  3. Wallbass

    Wallbass New Member

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    No I dont,a bait store in mooresville has them 1/2 oz,1,2,3,4,5.
    The 1 oz look like a silver dollar about 1/4" thick, brass loop. I guess they sell them also at GM. I think its a Du-it Mold if im right on the name. :smile2:
     
  4. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    There called Barbel weights I believe, Like this in the pic??

    Never used them just thought I would post a pic for people to see.
     

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  5. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    I think thay are also called river sinkers and yes iv herd thay do a good job
     
  6. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    :smile2:that type of weight is older than dirt lol
     
  7. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Its all I use, They work GREAT !!!:eek:oooh:
     
  8. bnorth

    bnorth New Member

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    I use them, I've found them up to 4oz at Gander Mountain and up to 3oz at Bass Pro. They're nice because I like to use sinker slides occasionally and I can clip the disc sinkers (thats how I've always seen them referred to) on and start fishing. They hold the bottom as well as any other no-roll. However, I have found a place on the internet that will sell you (25) 4oz no-roll weights for just under 7 bucks-- thats dirt cheap. I may start going that route, or just order a Do-It mold.
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I have the mold and they are very easy to make. If you are going to need several it would pay to get the mold. As stated some call it a disc sinker and the mold co. calls it a river sinker.
     
  10. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    do you mind sharing your info on cheap online no roll or disc sinkers?
    Thx
     
  11. bnorth

    bnorth New Member

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    PM sent
     
  12. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    how well do they fare against no rolls better or worse
     
  13. Steve

    Steve New Member

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    Do It has three moulds for these sinkers that range from 1 to 10 0z.
    Steve
     
  14. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    look, i know i am an okie hick, but for me, this is a no brainer....GIVE ME THE SILVER DOLLARS!!!:smile2:
     
  15. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    I own a few myself.. And I bought them from Kings Bait there in Mooresville.. I saw them and thought I would try them.. I think they work good but I like No-Rolls better due to the fact their weight is centered on the line...
     
  16. RiverBuggy4x4

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    I think I might try these :cool2:
     
  17. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    What prevents the sinker from staying up on the hook? Do you rig these up like a egg sinker(wolf river rig) with a swivel and a leader for the hook. If so then you would be pulling a swivel into the brass hoop on the sinker, no good. I like the traditional rig and have no problems with it, what benefit does it offer from the egg sinker rig? Thanks.
     
  18. fullstringer

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    I attached a picture of the rig I normally use with the no roll sinker. The nice thing about this rig is it holds bottom very well and you don't have to worry about your bait, the current or a fish dragging it downstream into a snag, and since it is flat it doesn't roll along the river bottom like traditional egg sinkers. If you use this rig with a reel that has a baitclicker the sinker will stay on the river bottom while a fish can freely pull line from your reel with no resistance. I also put the bead between the swivel and the sinker to cushion the sinker from slamming into the knot on the swivel and breaking the line on the hookset. I feel this is one of the best rigs out there for flathead catfishing but everybody has there own opinion.
     

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  19. bnorth

    bnorth New Member

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    All you need is a bead to keep the disc sinker from jamming on the swivel and it protects the knot. No different from rigging a bank sinker.
     
  20. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    I use a bead on my rigs just like you have pictured. I use this same set up for either the egg sinker or the no roll sinkers I made. The sinkers I made seem to work just fine it just takes a little more effort tomake them. I wanted to know what is the benefit of using the "Disc Sinker" instead of the no roll sinker. I know the line is centered in the no roll evenly and is threaded through the brass loop on the disc. Does it come down to preference between them or does one actually work better than the other. The rig set up is nearly identical between the two. Thanks