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Old 07-21-2016, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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With the heat lately and politics droning on endlessly. Decided to work in the shop a little in front of the cooler. I have some scrap 304, it's 1 3/4" and 8+ lbs a foot. I plan put bullet point on it and weld a SS eye bolt in the point. I lost an 8 lb weight a chamberlain release plus all the hardware. It hung up on a rock when I was fishing a unfamiliar area. I know all you iron man fishermen out there will LOL, but until you've had 2 shoulder surgeries I will troll for much of my fishing time. I sleep much better a night.�� Anyway I here the stick weights don't hanging up as much as the balls do and they are tougher than the lead and greener, less lead in the lake. What say yee?
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So what are you using an 8 lb weight for?...obviously I am missing something...
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So what are you using an 8 lb weight for?...obviously I am missing something...
I would think a downrigger, instead of a "downriver".
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Yep Downrigger the auto correct was on. Any way here is the Stainless weights I made. They are much less prone to snagging. They are 7.9 lbs each.
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Those look really nice!
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Those look really nice!
Thank you dallasdb. They don't really take that long to do. The weight hangs strait down, and the chamberlain release is between the weight and the down rigger cable. They have very little blow back (min drag through the water). They are great for kokes, and lakers. I think the bling helps attract the fish to your baits.
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