Snagless drift weight idea!

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by okiekrawler, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. okiekrawler

    okiekrawler New Member

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    have ya ever had one of those ideas that just came to ya. i was reading about the weights made of para cord and had a thought. heat shrink tubing, split shots and decoy line. let me know what ya think. i will make some and post some pics.
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I think it will work,If nothing else its def.worth trying
     

  3. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like a good idea.... It is something like a steelhead drifting sinker.... lead in a tube....?

    bayrunner ray
     
  4. okiekrawler

    okiekrawler New Member

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    okay here it is. i made one with split shot and one with egg sinkers. only took about 10 minutes for both(after i found the stuff). i think these will be durable and snagless. the pictures are not the best but you get the idea. also very inexpensive to make.
     

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  5. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Some use parachute cord and do the same.
     
  6. luke1wcu

    luke1wcu New Member

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    Great idea! But would any type of string or small diameter rope work? If not, why paracord or decoy line?
     
  7. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Good post. Another idea to try out.
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Rodney thanks for sharing. I will have to give that a try.Great Idea.:0a24:
     
  9. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    Somewhat like a bottom bouncer utilized in walleye fishing. I also used them in wyoming trolling for lake trout. Bottom bouncers that is
     
  10. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Hey that might work, Its worth the try.
     
  11. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    I have thought about using bottom bouncers while drifting for cats but I still think i would hang up on all the snags around here.

    I think that is a heck of an idea!!! Cheaply made and should work wonders!!! Go get that patented, could be some money to make there.
     
  12. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

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    Interesting idea...thanks for your post.
     
  13. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    we used 55o cord and buck shot to do ours for salmon.
    works good and is cheap!
     
  14. field989

    field989 New Member

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    hmmm i think im definately gonna try and make a few of them...

    thanks....

    GREAT IDEA



    Jeff
     
  15. onlyriverfish

    onlyriverfish Member

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    I have a system that works for me and that is to use balloons filled with shot. Shot is costly but I loose FAR fewer rigs then guys I fish with that use solid lead.

    I make various sizes to match the weight required for bait/current conditions in river.
    I use 2-helium quality balloons-one inside other. then funnel for shot to get inside, then tie knot. No roll, no snag as it deforms to pull loose when tugged.

    Have tried many deviations using bicycle tire tubes and such.
    Nice thing about my system is that I can make bigger/smaller sizes quickly while on water if needed.

    I like the heat shrink idea too, and tried that along time ago, but always go back to balloons.

    Course I am not "drifting" with my rig just still fishing or bottom bouncing. If drifting then a tubular idea is prob. preferred.
     
  16. outoftheboat

    outoftheboat Active Member

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    You can also use 1/8 egg sinkers threaded on trot line string. Tie not on the end, and tie barrell swivel on top. This rig works awesome on Santee. This works for me.
     
  17. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Gona have to try this:tounge_out:
     
  18. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Can also use old shoe laces :smile2:
     
  19. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD New Member

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    sound good, this is what I use for drift fishing you take 1/4 oz or1/2oz egg sinkers and 30 pound test line put first egg sinker in middle of line then put line together and add more sinkers I put six or more then tie you a swivel after last sinker,I know the smaller you keep your sinkers the less snags you will have I use 30 pound test line so if you do get snag you can break it off
     

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  20. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD New Member

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    And I use shrink tube and stiff wire on this as i show you on last one
     

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