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itsabigun 03-26-2012 12:42 PM

leech tamer question
 
i have some 1/4" netting, similar to a minnow dip net, that i want to convert into a few leech tamers.
question is... can those slimey little boogers get through a 1/4" hole? :D

tailhook 03-26-2012 12:52 PM

Re: leech tamer question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ItsaBigun
i have some 1/4" netting, similar to a minnow dip net, that i want to convert into a few leech tamers.
question is... can those slimey little boogers get through a 1/4" hole? :D

Yes. Easily.

swimbait 03-26-2012 12:56 PM

Re: leech tamer question
 
From what our bait guy told me, they actually do not need to be in water, they just need to be cool and wet. I would think some wet sphagnum moss in a small tupperware would work fine for trips. Sphagnum is anti-microbial, so it might even keep them happy.

Disclaimer: never tried this, just a thought.

itsabigun 03-26-2012 12:59 PM

Re: leech tamer question
 
ok... next question...
what about using the material from an old pool cover, very fine webbing but very durable stuff... does it have to be a soft material for any reason? thx

itsabigun 03-26-2012 01:01 PM

Re: leech tamer question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaun Solomon
From what our bait guy told me, they actually do not need to be in water, they just need to be cool and wet. I would think some wet sphagnum moss in a small tupperware would work fine for trips. Sphagnum is anti-microbial, so it might even keep them happy.

Disclaimer: never tried this, just a thought.

keeping them cool is the problem... lots of room at camp for coolers but space in the boat is at a premium :-\

tailhook 03-26-2012 01:04 PM

Re: leech tamer question
 
Do you really want to go through the brain damage of making one when you can buy them for less than $14 ??

itsabigun 03-26-2012 01:07 PM

Re: leech tamer question
 
:D :D ;D...
brain damage... that ship has sailed... out of work and 14 bucks is hard to justify for a webbed sack right now... besides, compared to re-upholstering boat seats a sack prolly won't kill too many brain cells :D

setthehook 03-26-2012 02:05 PM

Re: leech tamer question
 
I made about 5 of them a few years ago. Easy to do. Velcro, netting and styrofoam.

http://i42.tinypic.com/35jf3fs.jpg

itsabigun 03-26-2012 02:10 PM

Re: leech tamer question
 
there ya go...

setthehook 03-26-2012 02:19 PM

Re: leech tamer question
 
BTW - the netting was left over from making a "stuff holder" that fits against the front gunnel up by the trolling motor.

Like this: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Rig-R...h-All+Products


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