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Post by b1gash » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:41 pm

dos anyone know were i can get cheap bell weight.
or if theres anyone that makes them pm me.
thanks ash



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Post by b1gash » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:07 pm

hi hammyloz
thanks again your the man full of info.

i have never made them up befor is it hard?

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Post by hammyloz » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:41 pm

there are plenty of tips on the internet but the best ones are
make sure the lead has no moisture in it
always wear gloves and make sure you have no bare skin
always wear eye protection
try and use a cast iron pan and make sure the cooker (preferably camping cooker) is on a stable surface

and finally no it is easy

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Post by b1gash » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:43 pm

:-O lol sounds easy!!!!!!!!

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Post by sniggle » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:55 pm

If you are deepwater fishing from a charter boat cone leads are not the best weight to use as they tend to slide off to one side when dropped fast, they sort of ski on the flat bottom. Bopedo are better for the deeps.In shallower water it is less important as you don`t need to drop fast.
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Post by yankee » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:00 am

I tried halibut fishing and used some 12 ounce teardrop sinkers so that I wouldn't have to buy anything new. They added too much drag when I added extra to get down in the current. I was using 36 ounces. My partner had some storebought weights that I decided to copy. I took some one onch angle two and a half and three and a half inches long. These made sinkers from 23 - 39 ounces. I wondered about the square corners so had the mechanic at work split a piece of 1 1/4 and a piece of 1 1/2 inch pipe. These made 23 - 33 ounce sinkers. The storebought are about $4. These are free. The current was was drifting us about 5mph. It was hard to get down with 36 ounces.

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