- 25/10/2009 at 1:05 am #6803
Let’s see some pics of your DIY rigs, apart from the basic ledger rigs etc here’s a more specilaised one i make up, all the clips are diy, the top one being a good old cut down paper clip pushed into a sleeve and the bottom clip is a bit of ole number 8 crimps and beads from tackle tactics.
My Up and Over Rig locked down for casting – good for ground feeders and when it impacts the water the trace breaks free and leaves a long flowing section around 80cm back from the sinker.26/10/2009 at 8:57 am #13785
aww no one else?26/10/2009 at 9:09 am #13789
To lazy to take photos
All of my rigs are fairly standard and simplistic, just include the odd float or other crazy modification on occasions.26/10/2009 at 9:14 am #13791
yeah i know all about crazy mods, but you’d never take a pic of them or show ya mates cos they’d laugh26/10/2009 at 9:22 am #13793
Mine are not that crazy… Can not think of any examples.26/10/2009 at 9:24 am #13794
Miliwolf27/10/2009 at 12:28 am #13799
Add another hook and a big peice of squid and that rig would be perfect for stingrays.
Here’s my clipdown sinker I can make up on the beach with things from my tackle box, just cut the sharp part and barb off the hook.27/10/2009 at 12:58 am #13801
I have another one which is the 2 hook style for big baits27/10/2009 at 3:17 am #13802
I just use a bent end Genie clip for my clip down rigs. The Pro-Link Bait Clips also sold by TackleTatics are poor in comparison with the genuine Genie clips. Have also tried ‘Breakaway impact shields’ and Imps but find them to fiddly to bother with.
Does anyone else use the small 75/80lb Swivels sold by Tackletatics? I love them and only use other swivels in a emergency. I am highly impressed with the selection of rig components offered by Tackletatics.27/10/2009 at 3:35 am #13804
I got some genie clip things with the bent bit on them for bait clip, works fine for smaller hooks but useless for thicker ones. You can buy breakout sinkers with bait clips built into them but are $5 for a 6 ounce.27/10/2009 at 3:48 am #13805
Think I seen the sinkers with the built in bait clips somewhere . Been quite pleased with the BOS sinkers sold by Palmetto on Trademe, $2.60 each so still works out cheaper then the ones with built in clips.
I never had any problems with genie clips holding even thick hooks (never use larger then 8/0), I found they worked much better then the Pro-Link bait clips which were designed with larger baits in mind.27/10/2009 at 3:51 am #13806
Got a couple of the bait clip sinkers from Hunting & Fishing, they only had them in 6oz. I think I got my 5oz breakout sinkers from Palmetto on trademe. Had bead things for the breakout legs that I don’t like, they come out to easily so I have to put a rubber band around it. Also the main wire in the sinker goes all rusty and bends like crazy, on one of my sinkers it ended up snapping off so I couldn’t use it anymore.
On the subject of sinkers, I’ve been looking for a mould for a good price, only see one 5oz one on trademe, and have looked at the Gemini ones which are ajustable but I’m not sure. Where can you get moulds for the normal BOS sinkers that are sold in most shops, ones that don’t need beads and other crap on them.27/10/2009 at 4:26 am #13807
Yeah, that sounds like the Palmetto ones. I find his ones with the beads work for slightly longer then the ones without beads. I use the ones with the short brass/bronze ring instead of the long wire tail. I find the ones with the long tails bend after a while when used with off the ground casting.
Never seen a BOS mould for sale so can not offer any advice. Not a fan of breathing in lead fumes so do not make my own sinkers.27/10/2009 at 6:18 am #13810
Just made this rig up, it’s a clip up instead of clip down one.
Just put a bit of wire through the crimp:
It’s a fixed rig not running. I put a bit of electrical tape around my crimps instead of shrink wrap.27/10/2009 at 7:03 am #13812
For sinker moulds you are best to get them from the uk.
AVOID ron thompson branded ones they are rubbish.
I have a pair of adjusti moulds 5 and 6oz and just brought 2000 beads for them at the same time .
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