Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by sdfishkiller, Jan 6, 2010.
will it muffle the sound ??
cool, thanks for the post .
The system is great for private boaters but on a party boat they can spiral out of control if they have any bend or twist in them or double taped together. If the wire twisted on is not centered it to will creat a spiral action on the way down and on the return trip up will create line twist if tied directly in line with the 2 hook rig. Cutting them with a carbon blade will leave some very sharp edges that can cause serious cuts so be sure to round the edges off. #4 is 1/2 inch diameter, # 5 5/8 inch diameter, #6 is 3/4 inch, #7 is 7/8 inch and #1 is 1 inch. Anything over 5/8 will usually be found at a regular material yard in 20 foot sections and they will at times cut them into 10 foot sections to take home. Good luck and good fishing guys and gals.
Yep, use the side of the cutting blade to smooth out the cut ends. Using swivels will eliminate the line twist.
Maybe they do spin on the way down, I don't know or care, the point is they "do" make it down there and cod are going in the cooler on there return trip, then repeat. Make em like I did and use a few swivels, you'll be ok.
"Spiral out of control" ? haven't seen that happen, usually I just watch em go straight down.
I try not to think too much about the hydrodynamic properties of my sinker.
We use them on our 19' whaler, 3 guys fishing. 1 in bow, 1 in stern, 1 in middle. No tangles.
People say: "you can really ding up your boat if you hit it with rebar" but ain't it the same if you hit it with lead?
Just don't fucking bang em off the boat, duh, same goes with heavy jigs.
Modify them all you want, but at what point are they still cheaper than lead? How much time and money have you sunk into making them?
K.I.S.S. = Keep it simple, stupid.
it dries hard - don't use the spray stuff
Very nice. I have used rebar in the bottom of my hoop floats....
and you have some ugly feet.
Bar designation number Nominal diameter in inches (not including
number - Weight in pounds per foot
I have 2 pieces of rebar thats 3" in diameter. How big does that shit get?
Hey Jan, you listed the rebar designation numbers and diameters only. The weight of rebar per foot is in the far right column below. For example: Number 7 rebar is .875" or 7/8" in diameter and weights 2.044 lbs. per foot.
Bar No. ....Diameter....Weight per foot
BTW, in San Diego a good price for #7 rebar is around $23 per 20' piece. That makes a 1 lb. rebar sinker about $.60. Just a little better than lead at $4+ per pound!
I have gone the extra mile and drilled them in the middle and then tack weld it. It doesn't hurt at all when they get stuck and you lose them.
What a great idea. Trying it this season for sure!!
Thanks for the tip.
You paint them to keep them from rusting up the deck of the boat. They will drip rusty water the entire second day of the trip if you don't.
a lot of pangas here use them on regular bases but pangas have no steel parts that rust like sportboats
they will need at least 2 or 3 coats of paint, or just 1 depending how do your storage them.
in short cuts they are also very useful in surf fishing over rocky bottoms where you lost at least 4-5 leads or complete rigs per day
im off to the rebar yard next door
this is deffinaty the way to go had a big piece of scarp in the yard took a $2 sawz- all blade and made some cuts got 3 at 17oz and 3 at 12-13 oz easy and cheap ad a few lengths of tie wire and some cheap freshwater swivels and your set going on a over night tomorrow and looking forward to trying them out
I found another way for mine . It takes really no extra time. Drill them and then I crazy glue them with the wire to hold them strong.
here is what i have been making
Wahaaaa............woosy little steel weights
droplining I used to use 16" of railway line with a chainlink welded on one end.
I can remember when we were allowed to fish Cherry banks.
9/0 reels 20 hooks,tuna cord duct taped to the rebar for the connection.
The idea was when you get bit you freespool right there,
the ganion loads up you hope the rebar gets stuck,
the tuna cord pulls out of the tape.
All your winding up from 900" is your fish,
which will float at a certain point.
You really don't want to reel up that piece of steel.
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