What kind of sinkers do you use?

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by slimdaddy, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    what kind of sinker does everyone use bank,no roll,egg ,flat, and what sizes do you perfer thinking about getting some molds and make some
     
  2. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Depends on how and where I am fishing.

    If in swift water like below a dam I use 5 oz sometimes bigger. Sometimes in the mississippi I have heard of guys using up to 16 oz.

    If fishing on the bottom I use no rolls or flat bank depending on the rigging that I am using.

    When fishing under a bobber I use egg or some type of slip sinker with a Carolina type set up.

    If fishing in still water or little current I use lighter weights. If the water is really deep I will use heavier weights tho to get it down quickly without much movement after the cast.
     

  3. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    The teardrop shaped No-Roll sinkers are my favorites.I use a slip barrel swivel rig (hook at the end and sinker above the swivel) and they seem to get hung up less. I usually use 2 oz for lakes and 3-6 oz for rivers depending on current. I probably hooked the best percentage with a couple of large split shot clamped about 8 inches above the hook but i'd never use those if i'm hunting larger channels or Flats.
     
  4. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    i use no roll - bank sinkers - egg it just depends on whear im at as to which one i use
     
  5. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    I use egg,no roll , bank , and pyramid from 1 oz to 10 oz depending where I'm at
     
  6. Monsterkat11

    Monsterkat11 New Member

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    i used to be no roll all the way, then i was introduced to sinker sliders, then i was modified no roll all the way, now i kinda like the bank sinkers
     
  7. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    i use the egg and bank and when i was a kid i use to make sinkers with a spoon you can make any size you want with the same spoon :smile2:
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Mostly no-roll 5-8 ounces.
     
  9. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    I use bank and no rolls mostly 2 to 4 oz.
     
  10. Vonroc

    Vonroc New Member

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    Fishing mainly in reservoirs I'm using 2oz eggs - Carolina rigged.
     
  11. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    I use Egg, No roll and Pyramids all hooked with a sinker slide carolina style. Even tho I usually fish lakes I use any of them, of course I dont catch much but that probably more not being in the right spot than anything.
     
  12. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    I now have 4 molds and i think im set on molds. i have a 1,2,3,4,5oz egg a 3,4,5 and 6,8 no roll and a 8,10,12,14 flat bank. out of those the least likely to get used 3,4,5egg and 8,10,12 flat bank.
     
  13. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Mostly I use bank sinkers from the boat, and no-rolls from the bank, in sizes from 3-12oz, with 8oz being the most common. This is for river fishing, in a lake or calm water there is seldom a need for more than 3oz. When bank fishing the flat surface of the no-roll seems to act like a wing when reeling in, and with sufficient speed it will stay up above the snags. From the boat this is less of an issue so I prefer a bank sinker, which seems to sink faster and stick in the mud or sand just a little better.
     
  14. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I make my own sinkers and give my friends several as well. Eggs from 1/8 to 3 oz No rolls 3 to 8 oz spoon or no snag 1 to 4 oz... That pretty well covers all the fishing situations I have found so fare.
     
  15. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    i use no roll 6-8 oz. this year i bought some flat bank dies 6,8,10,12... i havenot used the 6 or 12 oz yet but have used the 10 alot.. the reason i bought the flat bank was to do some 3 way rigging.. i try to stay away from egg sinkers for the simple fact of it rolling around in the current of the missouri river and getting snaged up.. i also have a 3,4,5 no roll die as well.. for me it just depends on where i'm fishing to decide what size i use:cool2:
     
  16. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    I mostly use No Rolls and Bank sinkers. From 2 ozs up to 8 ozs. I use the no rolls on a slip sinker rig and the banks for a 3 way rig. I also like the flat bank sinkers.
     
  17. alton

    alton New Member

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    I use flat bank sinkers 5 & 6oz.
     
  18. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    I use lead sinkers only. But as for shape,I use no roll,egg,bank, and swivels occasionally.
     
  19. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    ever use a sinker slider with your banks......nice i also like being able to take the weights off while packing the rods back and fourth :wink: might make a few different sizes just for that reason. but i love my no rolls:confused2: