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Texas Rig weight question

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  1. Bottomland hunter

    Bottomland hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Have any of you tried taking a swivel and putting in on a short loop and putting your loop on the bottom of the swivel ? Then loop the loop through the keel hole and drop the weighted side through the loop and let it act as a clip ? I was curious as to how it held up or if the plastic sawed it into ?
     
  2. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I melt my lead in an old 2-quart sauce pan over a Coleman single burner (white gas) camp stove. Made hundreds of weights that way.
     
  3. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Same here but I didn't raid my wife's cookware to get the pan, I found one at the thrift store. I plead the fifth on the muffin tins and measuring cups though.
     
  4. frankman

    frankman Senior Refuge Member

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    We’ve had really good luck using weed eater line instead of mono, no memory at all, some are going on 5 yrs with no failure
     
  5. Bottomland hunter

    Bottomland hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    What thickness and brand ? What size crimps did you use ?
     
  6. frankman

    frankman Senior Refuge Member

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    I believe it was .065, we had a do it egg sinker mold that makes 6 or 8 oz egg sinkers, we used the biggest line you could put through hole in the weight, the crimps were aluminum cable crimps, the ones you smash down, I do remember they came off ebay
     
  7. cholt

    cholt Senior Refuge Member

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    Gator line .100 grey in color and like above get the crimps off eBay just look for decoy crimps. As for weights I use scrap donuts off our guy breakers we use on poles at work they usually get thrown in the trash.
     
  8. Bottomland hunter

    Bottomland hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    I may have to try that ! The only down fall is you can't get as much bulk for the price .
     
  9. cholt

    cholt Senior Refuge Member

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    Oh yea look on eBay I got like 800 ft of line for like 50-60 bucks crimps are about the same bulk on eBay and I think they are better quality than the ones you buy from bass pro
     

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