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Offline ipop

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tip on using weights on the bottom
« on: July 26, 2011, 10:53:55 am »
i like to reduce the amount of lead i`m throwing out into the water, and especially the amount i`m leaving out there!
using different materials, like lime stone weights, tungsten, and steel helps a lot, but are often not available in the sizes or types i`m looking to use.

so here`s a tip to help save some money and keep our water green  8) :

take electric tape and wrap the top of the weight so it forms a cone. this will slide out from behind rocks much MUCH better than without it, and it just takes a few minutes prep time. wrap them before they get wet.

simple but effective. :)
« Last Edit: July 26, 2011, 10:55:50 am by ipop »
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Re: tip on using weights on the bottom
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 09:32:28 am »
how does this hold up in the water? (salt vs fresh etc, time etc etc)
any pics for examples?


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Re: tip on using weights on the bottom
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 12:14:09 pm »
it holds up well in salt. it helps a lot to get the cone wraped tight and no open spots on the tape job to work apart. i`ll see if i can make one up to photo....remind me! lol
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Re: tip on using weights on the bottom
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 12:33:33 pm »
Thanks for the tip.... Will try that for my pickeral rigs.... I hate when they snag up and you end up leaving a weight and 2 hooks with bait on them in the water... Hate to think a fish might bite em and get stuck and die...
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Re: tip on using weights on the bottom
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 01:10:48 am »
the main thing is to cover the wire eye with the cone of tape,  so it goes smoothly from line to belly of the weight.
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Re: tip on using weights on the bottom
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 10:43:57 pm »
here is the weight and modification.




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see how the tape extends the bell weight cone to cover the metal eye. smooth running mahn...lol!
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