- 27/12/2007 at 8:11 pm #9591
I have been using Charlies sinkers for a while now and have had the odd one bend the tail as well but with the snags and asorted c@#p that I fish in its not that suprising..
However I have just brought a mould to make 6 oz sinkers and made up a few already27/12/2007 at 8:29 pm #9592
Liquid lead is dodgy stuff, I prefer to spend a bit more and give others the pleasure of playing with the stuff. In saying that, I have heaps of old lead pipes and other scrape laying about.27/12/2007 at 8:37 pm #9593
Oh hell yes it nasty stuff and you have to very very careful27/12/2007 at 8:53 pm #9594
When I was young my dad use to make lead sinkers in the inside fire. Us kids use to love crowding around watching it melt and the sinkers get made. A few years later he moved the production line outside and used a gas cooker and maybe gloves and overalls.
If I ever made it I would wear full protection probably including a gas mask, or atleast a full face protector. But I am not really motivated in that direction. Would prefer to spend the time designing and modifying and building different rigs.27/12/2007 at 9:10 pm #9595
Just a quick question..
What advantages/disadvantages does the long tails have over the short ring tail sinkers?
One disadvantage is if the long tail bends they could modify the direction of a cast.27/12/2007 at 9:17 pm #9596
Miliwolf28/12/2007 at 9:55 am #9597
i need to get one of these break out moulds i spent a few hours yesterday and made around 50 reef sinkers in 1-3 oz for fishing for mullet and28/12/2007 at 10:45 am #9601St_PaulParticipant
long tails will bend out if OTG casting on shingle. I use long tails in sand and short tails on shingle for this reason.
ball sinker moulds can also be modified to make a fixed grip sinker, 4 – 5 ozs owrks well and will hold in ANY current.
You can get breakout moulds for around $65 to $70 have a nosey on trade me.
or get the genie mold at tackletactics or discount fishing supplies.28/12/2007 at 12:23 pm #9602
I been doing, or atleast been trying to do OTG casting. So that could be the reason why mine bend.28/12/2007 at 12:23 pm #9603
I been doing, or atleast been trying to do OTG casting. So that could be the reason why mine bend.
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