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andrews1981




Joined: Jul 12, 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

To save money on weights i buy 6 inch nails, 2.20 for 1 kilo at the builders murchants and theres 36 off em, each one is close to an ounce in weight.

when i tie them to the line i tie them at the head end with a with a clove hitch then a overhand ontop of the clove hitch, if i use two or three nails i cut 7-8 inch of line and perform the same knots towards the point of the nails to keep them togeather.

when these nails are cast correctly they fly like darts, stick a pair of wings on em and they'd land in france.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Andrew,
suppose it could save you a few quid, just got to be really careful casting to make sure it goes where it should. Wouldnt like to 'receive' one.

ed
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

are they any good for holding bottom in a strong tide? sounds like a good idea though,i guess four wired together and two crossed through with some wire (incase of snags) could work nerd

Andy
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

Remind me not to fish next to you lot lol big grin big grin devil devil devil
Cheers
keith big grin big grin
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

Used to know a guy ..................way back who used them to catch 'HAMMER HEAD' Sharks, ...........................he don't use them anymore sad sad sad sad ........................co's he got screwed over !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! devil devil devil
 
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andrews1981




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

their not to good in rough weather, i only use them in twos feathering if needing more you might as well use a proper weight, and they dont have a very sharp tip so they are safe to use.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've used old spark plugs or old nuts and bolts in the past on a weak link over snaggy ground.With the bolts you can up the weight by adding extra nuts to the threaded bit if required and also clamp grip wires in between them if you need to. happy happy
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I knew a chap who made his own weights from cast iron bits and covered them in epoxy resin. I make all my own and have a great selection of moulds.
Gemini 3 to 6oz
Cannon ball 1 to 4oz
Watch type 2 to 4oz
Coffin Shaped 3 to 9oz
Bell weights up to 2lb
Plus a load of pirk moulds from the States for boat fishing

Problem is getting the lead, although I do have a good mate on here who gets it for me from time to time.
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