What can be used to prevent sliding egg sinker sliding down to the hook?

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  1. jer dog

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    I only use the clear ones they work great' using needle nose pliers makes it real easy to put them on the line
     
  2. ?? fisherman

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    I think over half the replies on here (although good) are missing the guys real question.

    The way I am reading it, he still wants a sliding sinker rig (that's why he's using a sliding egg sinker), but he does not want the sinker to slide down to the hook. I'm thinking he wants some distance from the hook to the weight (maybe a few feet?). So unless I'm misunderstanding all these rubber band and toothpick suggestions (which maybe I am LOL), then the only true solution he has as of right now is the Carolina Keeper or a split shot.

    Carolina Keepers are ok as are split shots, but me personally, I don't like crimping to lighter line much. The other option would be to use a small swivel to keep the weight from traveling any further than where you decide you want to put your swivel.

    PS...... lots of peeps will use a small sliding sinker with a fly lined bait directly behind the hook with great success!! ;)

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    Be VERY careful when using Carolina keepers as they will abrade your line if not opened entirely when put on your line.
     
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    toothpicks......get them in the galley. Push in between the line and the hole in the sinker until it can't go any further, then break the end off. It will hold, just slide it up or down depending the lead you want on the hook. Simple...fast...convenient.........and costs -0-.
     
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    LOL

    Donna....... he wants the sinker to still slide freely, just not all the way to the hook.

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    Tie a rubberband on the main line with a overhand knot as a stopper, put it however high above the hook you want it.
     
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    I thought the whole point was for the sinker to slide all the way down for casting performance, then the bait swims and takes the line out away from the sinker. Or did I miss something?
     
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    Where did he say that?
     
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    If u use any weight at all you are no longer flylining a bait..
     
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    yes you are with a 1/2 ounce or less to get away from the boat and below the rats
     
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    ^^^^
    He's pretty much right, as a flylined bait is considered a bait with no weight.

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    If you just want a stopper, tie a nail knot, uni knot or a similar knot with a small piece of light mono on your line and you will have a "clear" stopper wherever you want. Just make sure you snug it up tight.
     
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    Since he is using a "Sliding" egg sinker it would be pretty likely that he still want's the weight to slide free. Here is what he said......

    He's simply saying that he doesn't want the sliding weight to slide all the way down to the hook, and by his next response it seems to clarify this even more.



    This is what cinches it for me, as he shows interest in the Carolina Keeper which still allows the sinker to move freely and yet keeps it from traveling all the way down to the hook. ;)

    At least that's the way I read his question from the beginning.

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    hahahahaha
     
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    Rubber cores will tend to tangle up with the line making a mess. I like the Carolina Keepers. But the lead will knock the keepers down towards the bait. So what I do is loop the line through the keeper one time doing that will lock it in place and does not weaken the line. Have tested it several times. Also I use 2 keepers one above the lead and one below the lead . The one below is the one I loop the line through 1 time to secure if from being hammered down towards the bait.

    Lots of great ideas in the above posts. Just pick one and go for it.

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    Just tie a short piece of fluoro (or mono) to the end of the line with a seaguar knot. It's an off-center knot and will prevent the slider from going any further. Remember to have the slider "upstream" from the knot before tying---lol---yeah, I've done that!
     
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    Just tie a short piece of fluoro (or mono) to the end of the line with a seaguar knot. It's an off-center knot and will prevent the slider from going any further. Remember to have the slider "upstream" from the knot before tying---lol---yeah, I've done that!


    I agree. If you're already using a floro leader, just don't trim the tag ends short
     

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