Has anybody tested these?

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Has anybody tested these?

Post by maniacmark » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:44 pm

I have seen these on a popular auction site, wondered if anybody has tried these or similar types.
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As an engineer I have made my own weights (and moulds) for a long time.



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Post by rabbi2 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:02 pm

They are superb for lifting the weight clear from snaggy area's using a fast retrieve. You can also us a similar shaped thing made in plastic that goes above you weight to achieve the same thing.

Quite useful on occasions.
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Post by wannacatch1 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:58 pm

Never used them but can imagine good on the right grond for smuts??
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Post by eccles » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:39 am

Sorry to disagree with rabbi2 but I just don't believe that they work in the way that they are supposed to. One of my mates had one a year or so back and he still got snagged. Let's think about it: Most of us will attach them with some kind of swivel, in which case what is to stop them from spinning round and thus not "planing" in the water. I think that a far more sophisticated device would be needed to plane in the water and thus lift the rig out of the way of any snag areas near the bottom.

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Post by dontcatchmuch » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:44 am

i have never used them but if you think how much a lead without the lifts on gets dented and knocked about on rough ground i woud think that these would soon become usless ,the thin molded lift would bend / where away .ill stick to the plastic ones .just my opinioun
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Post by actionsanta » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:18 am

I agree with Eccles. I used these over clean ground just to see how they would react. They ended up planing sideways! Right back to the bottom again. Not a good design. I now use the flat back impact lead. I think its by breakaway.....

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Post by maniacmark » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:59 pm

Thanks guys for the info, if I get a spare bit of time I may try makine a similar mould for myself. At the moment I will stick with the ones I use as I do'nt oftn fish on snaggy ground

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Post by andy1_i » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:10 am

very good for floundering,they will drop into a gulley nicely.also on muddy ground when targetting flounders,if you dont get a bite for a few minutes or so try reeling in a little bit as they will disturb the seabed and flounders can be curious fellows.they work the same as the flat plain leads but cause more disturbance

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