Rotten bottoms

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Rotten bottoms

Post by conga » Wed May 04, 2011 5:41 pm

What is the best way to set these up so that it provides a weak link in the terminal tackle,while retaining a safety factor in it on the cast?
Thanks, Mick

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Post by joliroger » Thu May 05, 2011 8:29 am

Check your 'in-box'...........................JOLI

dontcatchmuch

Post by dontcatchmuch » Thu May 05, 2011 8:35 am

i just new you would be the man for a rotten bottom joli
cheers dcm
ps can i have the info aswell please

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Post by rabbi2 » Thu May 05, 2011 8:54 am

I thought you already had a rotton bottom Steve my mate. lol :D :D >:) >:) >:) >:)
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keith :D :D
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Post by conga » Thu May 05, 2011 6:42 pm

All cleared up now thank you guys,tight lines,Mick :) :) :)

dontcatchmuch

Post by dontcatchmuch » Fri May 06, 2011 7:58 am

did you use cream or tablets to clear yours up mick =)) =)) =)) =))
cheers dcm

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Post by andy1_i » Fri May 06, 2011 10:53 am

there is a clip you can use:

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just place on you end clip,where you would normally put your sinker,tie a length of light line(about six inches) 5-6lb bs onto main rig body or end clip and then onto your sinker,no fancy knot needed (a four turn blood will suffice).

tips for NOT losing your sinker and gear on rocky marks:

1) use higher bs mainline,say 20-30lb then reduce your snood strength to about 10-12lb as most snags are caused by hook and snood getting caught.

2) use as fine a wire gauge hook as possible (mustad do a good range)

3) try and use pulley rigs if possible

4) if its a deffo sinker snag,then slacken off your main line and dip your rod tip down for a few seconds,this can release sinker by allowing the wave action of backwash pull and clear your gear out then tip right up and reel like the clappers!!

5) avoid yanking into a snag when you feel your gear go tight as you will only lodge your gear even further making #4 more difficult to perform

using these methods the need for a rotten bottom is not always needed,and then can be added to your rigs in situ if its a very snaggy mark.

hope this helps

Andy

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Post by joliroger » Fri May 06, 2011 12:32 pm

Hiya Andy how ya doing ???????????.....................JOLI :D

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Post by andy1_i » Fri May 06, 2011 3:55 pm

im good joli,thanks fella

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Post by joliroger » Fri May 06, 2011 5:41 pm

Well done Andy, good to see you back on the Forum, cheers JOLI :D

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Post by andy1_i » Fri May 06, 2011 6:00 pm

i never left joli my ole bean,i just pop in once in a while to offer my non-advice and unwisdom lol >:)

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Post by joliroger » Fri May 06, 2011 6:07 pm

'Rock -on'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ............... ;)

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Post by conga » Sat May 07, 2011 8:20 pm

dontcatchmuch wrote:did you use cream or tablets to clear yours up mick =)) =)) =)) =))
cheers dcm
No mate,just laid off the vindaloos for a bit >:) >:) >:)

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Post by chameleon » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:29 pm

most reliable method i have found is to tie an over hand knot in the bottom of your rig then tie a length of your rotton bottom above the loop using a 3 turn water knot at the other end of your weak line tie on a pear shaped link clip the lead to this then pass the loop in the end of the trace through the pear link and hold it in place with a small nail or tack this rig releases every time and is very cheap!

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