Sinkers

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  • #6472
    yellowfin
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    Was just wondering what sinkers do you guys use and recommend?

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    I mainly use Strikeout / Breakouts / Breakaway sinkers. I think all of the above are different names for the same sinker design. Mainly use these on the surf beaches. Although they are quite expensive especially if brought from a retail shop.

    At times in very ‘kelpy’, rocky and snaggy conditions I would use Ball Sinkers, they are dirt cheap and I always seem to end up with a pile of them.

    I also have heaps of reef sinkers which I primarly brought for boat fishing but I do use when there is little current. I use them mainly because they are cheaper.

    #8263
    yellowfin
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    i very rarely use ball sinker but ive

    #8264
    yellowfin
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    I get my breakout sinkers on trademe. Just today I brought 6 for $15.50 which work out to be $2.60 each. I have thought about making my own but I do not really like melting lead.

    I have never seriously looked at the Kmart tackle collection. Next time I am in Christchurch I must have a look at it.

    #8265
    yellowfin
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    I never use breakout sinkers because of the cost, but

    #8266
    yellowfin
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    I got these breakout sinkers off trademe,I think they were called Dolpin sinkers or something and they were by far the best BOS ive ever used.They only came in 4oz but the wire was alot thicker and longer

    #8267
    yellowfin
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    I recently brought around 10 sinkers from “palmetto” on trademe. The ones I got are similar to these.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Fishing … 273531.htm

    I am keen to test them out.

    I suspect the seller of these actually posts on these boards under the name TheBeachFisherMan.

    #8271
    yellowfin
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    Has anyone tried fishing with a stone instead of a lead sinker?

    The larger size probably means they would be less likely to get caught. My local warehouse has quite a collection of stone sinkers which people never buy. Although they have slowly decreased in price. They are not any more expensive then the lead ones they sell.

    #8272
    yellowfin
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    Typically

    #8275

    I am using a 12ft power play rod from Kilwell. Mainly fishing Mt Maunganui beach down to Papamoa. I like to use 5oz Grip and Frees, they are like a break away but they only have one set of anchor wires and wings.
    I find the double anchor wires just makes them harder to flip around when trying to retrive,

    #8402
    yellowfin
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    I use the Gemini breakout sinkers and make them myself from a heap of old lead

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