leech tamer question - Colorado Fishing Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2012, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
itsabigun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,152
Default 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?
__________________
itsabigun is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 112
Default 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?
Yes. Easily.
tailhook is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
swimbait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,544
Default 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.
__________________
MAKE IT FUNKY ON THE ONE.
swimbait is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-26-2012, 11:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
itsabigun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,152
Default 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 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2012, 12:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
itsabigun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,152
Default 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
__________________
itsabigun is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2012, 12:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 112
Default 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 ??
tailhook is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
itsabigun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,152
Default Re: leech tamer question

...
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
__________________
itsabigun is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2012, 01:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,654
Default Re: leech tamer question

I made about 5 of them a few years ago. Easy to do. Velcro, netting and styrofoam.

setthehook is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2012, 01:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
itsabigun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,152
Default Re: leech tamer question

there ya go...
__________________
itsabigun is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,654
Default 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
setthehook is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Colorado Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've never baited a leech before... colonative Colorado Fishing Lounge 14 06-25-2007 07:02 AM
Know yer Bait. The leech. ForgivenFisherman Colorado Fishing Lounge 2 06-07-2006 10:19 AM
Leech fishing? NeWcS Colorado Fishing Lounge 26 05-30-2005 08:42 AM

» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.