Author Topic: homemade sinkers  (Read 7737 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline carhartt123

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 30
homemade sinkers
« on: June 04, 2014, 08:19:41 PM »
I posted these pics at fishin247 a year or two ago but thought it would fit well hear. I am not one to spend money when I don't need to. I was looking for a way to pour my own weights for catfish without spending $50 on a mold. The solution for me was an old tire iron, hammer, free wheel weights, and some wire. just twist a loop in the end of the wire, pour the lead in one side of the tire iron insert the wire loop. ( If you try this make sure the cavity on the tire iron is completely dry any moisture and the lead will splatter ) A few hits on the side with the hammer and the weight will pop out. Depending on how much I fill the cavity and what side of the tire iron I use I will gets weights from just under an ounce to just over three.




Offline Kingfisher

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 142
Re: homemade sinkers
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 08:57:26 PM »
Nice! We used to use nuts and bolts when I was a kid ;)
"Ya can't get em wishin, ya gotta go fishin!"

Offline carhartt123

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 30
Re: homemade sinkers
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 09:05:01 PM »
We still use nuts and bolts in a pinch.  ;D

Offline Jigginjohnson

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 110
  • Guy who catches fish
Re: homemade sinkers
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 04:22:53 PM »
We still use nuts and bolts in a pinch.  ;D

Yup, me too!
CPR unless its a tasty walleye!!!