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Where can I get a Slinky Weight???


Pherris

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These are normally used for steel head fishing wondering if anyone knows where I can get them. Thanks

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Here is something I pulled from a older post like two years ago. Not sure where you can buy them other than locally in Duluth. But here is some info on how to make them.

"I use the hockey skate laces that you can buy anywhere they sell hockey stuff.

Cut off about 3 inches. Heat one end to seal it, pour in lead shot. I used No. 8 lead shot for shotgun shell reloading. Finer it is, harder for slinky to get caught in rock cracks. But I then stuck in a larg split shot after I got in as much shot as I wanted, and worked it down hard to pack the shot.

Then simply heat the open end to seal it and put a snap swivel through it and thread the head onto your line.

I tend to make mine about an ounce and a half, a little heavier than some guys.

I got my laces at NW outlet in Superior, which also carries parachute cord. The skate laces allow to make a wider slinky (about 3/8 inch in diameter), since the parachute cord is pretty narrow.

Maybe all that was a little more than you asked for."

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Cheffrey hit it on the head. Make your own for a fraction of what they cost. That way you can make the exact weights you like too.

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We use them regularly here in the west for drift fishing for steelhead and salmon. I make mine using parachute cord and lead #4 buckshot. It's a little easier to manage the increase or decrease in weight when manufacturing them. I cut the cord, insert the desired number of shot, heat a tool with a torch, seal/melt the ends and off you go!

Good luck,

WD

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I've bought quite a few from Cabela's. The Largest one is 1 ounce. They work even better when attached to my Foam Walkers. Then it is the most snag resistant sinker bar none! You can't feel the bottom as well but you watch the slack in your line. The foam walker works great attached to it because it doesn't tip over (self Standing) and you can snap them on and off your line and instantly change weight sizes for different depths or current speed. The snake weights or slinky weights at Cabela's are made in Alaska. I wish they made a 2oz weight also. I probably should contact the company and see if they can make them. Alot of the slinky weights are of larger diameter than what I would like to use. Long and skinny ones I think are the best for my uses. Bruce Mosher

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Thanks guys all good advice. I have not been reading in fish but maybe I should????? smile.gifI want to use them on a drop shot rig so I think I will make my own I can only find 1/2 ounce and I want 1/4. Thanks again for all the replies!!

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I asked since there was an article abouit making a 3 way rig with it. My wife went out and bought one....

Must have been a coincidence.... smile.gif

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what i use is pencil lead in 3/16 or 1/14 diameter with a small piece of surgical tubing that you put your snap swivel through to make a slider rig you can cut it to any legnth you want and if you get hung up in the rocks the lead will just pull out of the tube and all you have to do is add another piece of lead just a trick i learned from fishing out in washington for steelhead.

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Mudslinger, Pencil Lead? Im not sure Im following ya. Are ya talking about the flexible ropes of lead or a actual brittle pencil type lead?

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

I use the same pencil lead rig while fishing salmon in deep, swift Alaskan rivers. They work slick.

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