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mrklean    99
mrklean

Has anyone tried to make their own reel weeds? I remember asking about it before and someone did but they didnt say how to make them. Lookin for a nice sub to the spendy ones.

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uphill    0
uphill

I made my own by using some evergreen garland for Christmas cut into 5 to 6 foot lenths and made lead weights for the bottom and just put about 25 feet of line then a 10 inch board to wrap it all up on and hold the top on the ice.

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mrklean    99
mrklean

how well did they work? I guess im just worried about the smell some of them have and if they are harmful to water and fish.

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uphill    0
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I soaked mine in some no sent hunting soap to clean off whatever grease and grime might be on them I have not used them yet. I also don't think they will give off any chemicals in the water. I am not going to leave them in the water I am going to remove them when I am done fishing.

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mrklean    99
mrklean

How did you make yours? Or did you buy some

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harvey lee    13
harvey lee

Just remember that when you are buying the stuff in the stiore there is some different chemicals used in making these weeds. LaDredge has went through many processes to make sure that there will be no effect or damage to the water they they are put in.

I made a set of them and after I figured out what I spent that it wasnt such a great deal after all and mine were not as nice as the LaDredge product.

Just remember what you might be doing to the lakes we all fish in and what might happen if many did this and the effect on the fish.

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uphill    0
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I don't think they would give off anything more than when fuel or oil gets in the water from some people's dirty outboard motors and it is not like I am going to leave them in the lake. I would like to know what chemicals the make the plastic out of for the Real Weeds. I am not trying to start an argument (spelling) Iam going to try one this winter and see how it handles the cold water and if it doesn't work and the green stuff falls off I will not be using them. I don't have anywhere near the cost of real weedin them everthing was free except my time of course.

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harvey lee    13
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I personally dont know what type chemicals are in the stuff one buys to make the fake weeds. So, one cannot know what all its doing to the lake water.

Now for LaDredge, the company that makes the safe weeds, they have gone through tons of testing to make sure that their product is not harming the water or the fish.

Yes, it is your choice to purchase or make your own, but one should also think of the lakes and fish we all enjoy sooo much. I know that its seems like a few weeds can only do a little harm but if we were to look at everything we throw into the water, I would be afraid to see the end result.

The LaDredge product does cost more than a homebrew simply because they have done the testing to make sure its safe and I'm sure spent alot of hard earned cash.

I cannot explain what is in any of the weeds one buys and uses to make their own simply because I am not a chemist.

LaDredge has also built a very good product for the fisherman. Take a look at the bulb or round ball that sits at the top of the water. Lets say its very cold out and your weeds freeze in, no problem with the LaDredge product, simply grab the bulb and squeeze and bingo, its free. Now simply wrap up the weed line and your done.

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mrklean    99
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Sounds like someone works for LaDredge wink.gif Thanks for all the info

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harvey lee    13
harvey lee

No, I dont work for LaDredge. I would just like to see our lakes stay as clean as possible for the future of fishing.

I see no reason to pollute the lakes anymore than they are now. Why not be a friend to the lakes and our resourses.

I would rather help with the problem of pollution than to contribute to it.

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nytelyter    0
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i could understand how it could be misinterpetted on harvey lee's stand on this product. how ever there are more than him that both use and swear by the quality of research and craftsmanship in the real weeds product. sorry H.L. dont mean to step on your toes or start an argument here. yes there have been both sucessful and unsuccessful attemps at reproduceing this product, as has been past posted in these here forums. but alot of us take pride in promoting the products that have given us a edge on catching fish and enjoying the sport that fishing is. no different than boasting our marcums and vexs. our otters or our quick flips.

mrklean please dont take this as a rant or anything else other than US braggin and boasting the products we believe in.

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